Articles by John Lindeman

John Lindeman

John Lindeman has well over a decade of experience researching the nature and dynamics of various types of assets at major data analysts and is a leading property market researcher, author and commentator. For more information visit Lindeman Reports.


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Whenever the unexpected happens, it seems that everyone is keen to predict possible outcomes for our property markets. As we strive to unravel ourselves from the COVID-19 crisis and the uncertainty it has caused, property market predictions keep coming, ranging from dire warnings of imminent collapse to assurances that the next boom is on its…

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In all the current uncertainty, it’s good to know that there are some property market indicators that point the way forward and help us time those critical turning points. To demonstrate how they work, I have used the analogy of a plane flight (remember them?) where the aeroplane is our property market and the passengers…

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In these unprecedented times, if there is one certainty that we can hold on to, it is that growth will return to our property markets. As the restrictions on movement and travel are eased, some areas will experience greater demand for accommodation than others, and they hold the key to finding post COVID boom towns….

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Commentators are referring to the current crisis as a black swan event, which is something that is totally unexpected and has a major impact. Does the property market have its own black swans? As our European forebears ventured out into other continents such as Asia, Africa and then finally the Americas, all the swans they…

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Many of us were amazed by the recent scenes of people stampeding to buy toilet paper, and some of us may even have joined the frantic rush to grab a few rolls before supplies ran out. Supermarkets were left without toilet paper for weeks afterwards and with toilet paper supplies only now slowly returning back…

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Given the unprecedented situation in which we find ourselves, what will the impact on the value of your homes and investment properties is likely to be given the unprecedented situation in which we find ourselves. It is a sad fact that apart from the impact of the virus itself, the ever more restrictive controls on…

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The property investment landscape keeps changing almost daily as our governments struggle to keep the economy afloat with new directives and incentives. Hang in there, because the long-term outlook for rental markets is likely to be totally different to the situation we are facing right now. There will be a short-term increase in rental supply…

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The coronavirus outbreak is creating concern, fear and even panic as it spreads and has the potential to affect many of us personally. How will it impact our property markets? For the likely answer, we need look no further than what occurred during the biggest viral outbreak Australia has ever experienced, the Spanish flu pandemic…

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The Darwin housing market is relentlessly continuing its decline, even as recoveries occur elsewhere. The Northern Territory is the most sparsely populated state or territory in Australia and seems much too far away for most investors to get excited about, especially with its house market on a seemingly endless downward spiral. Yet back in 2009…