Articles by John Lindeman

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John Lindeman is a leading property market researcher, author and commentator. For more information visit Lindeman Reports.


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People have enjoyed the companionship of animals for thousands of years, but can we protect their futures by leaving them property in our wills? Around two thirds of Australian homes have a pet of some sort. Not only do dogs and cats protect our homes from unwelcome visitors, they provide fun, friendship and give our…

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Did you know that there have only ever been three times in our history as a nation when Australian property prices suffered significant falls? They are shown in these graphs: Each of these price falls was precipitated by an economic crisis — there was the Great Depression in the thirties, the sixties Credit Squeeze and the…

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While driving to Burnie airport, we suddenly found ourselves caught in one of those fierce storms that occasionally lash the north-west of Tasmania. The main road was blocked by fallen trees but because our plane was departing in an hour, we decided to try a lesser used road to find a way through. In the…

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The followers of New Thought philosophy hold that we can actually bring wanted experiences and opportunities our way by feeling and believing that they have already arrived.  In other words, if we engage in a powerful combination of positive thought and belief we will achieve resonance with those experiences and opportunities we desire and “attract”…

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Some experts tell us that property price booms are driven by low unemployment, high population increases and economic growth.   They assure us that these conditions create buyer confidence which leads to increased demand for housing and price growth.  History, however shows us that the housing market has sometimes performed at its best when unemployment…

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Is there a product pushing culture in the financial services industry? The current sessions of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry are likely to uncover what most property investors have long  suspected – that there is a product pushing sales culture within the financial planning industry which encourages…

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Many experts and analysts are worried about the apparent oversupply of units in Sydney and Melbourne, but I predict that we are actually heading for an acute shortage of unit rental stock in those cities. Housing obeys the same laws of supply and demand as other commodities and while rental supply is about to decline,…

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As Bitcoin prices boom, new waves of experts are offering us their recently discovered expertise to educate us from being Crypto-confused to Crypto-savvy. They claim that they’ll teach us how to make Bitcoin our new income stream, urging us to attend their webinars, free events, workshops and Bitcoin Bootcamps. Yet, only a year ago many…

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Some investors claim that holding a balanced property investment portfolio is the key to success, believing that you should never keep all your eggs in one basket. This leads to the obvious question – what constitutes a ‘balanced’ portfolio?  The logic of spreading the risk by balancing or diversifying your properties is that if the…