Articles by 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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Do headline-grabbing horror stories about murders or riots steer potential property buyers away from some suburbs? Does the “celebrity effect” really does improve buyer demand in others? In late 2005, thousands of angry, alcohol-fuelled rioters engaged in an orgy of assaults and violence now known as the “Cronulla Riots”. It was widely considered that these…

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The unique feature of Ponzi schemes is that they use money collected from new investors to pay out existing investors. This means that when the number of new investors starts to fall, they can suddenly crash. But be warned – they exist in our housing markets. Property booms often start with a genuine rise in…

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When it comes to partners, horses, and football teams, past performance is often used as a guide to predict future performance. Many experts assure us that it’s the same with the property market, but this leads to a huge contradiction in exactly how past performance predicts the future. Only buy in areas that have experienced…

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It’s nearly Melbourne Cup time, but with the property market booming, there’s a race of much greater significance to property investors – it’s this year’s Housing Market Cup. You’ve studied the form, got some tips from mates at work and heard about a lucky few who really cleaned up, but will you be backing the…

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The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA), has made a simple, but significant change to the lending rules for banks and other authorised lenders.  This could well lead to some unintended consequences. From November, borrowers seeking housing finance will need to demonstrate that they are able to meet repayments when interest rates are assessed at least 3 per…

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There’s been a great deal of talk about whether repeated and prolonged lockdowns will impact housing prices, but the fact remains that the two “lockdown” cities have experienced recent price booms, while those with the weakest price performance have been lockdown free. Since the onset of the COVID-19 virus with all those lockdowns and restrictions…

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Many believed that recurring lockdowns and working from home restrictions would lead to a baby boom, but it’s not in sight – yet. John Lindeman explains why, and what’s around the corner. It seems natural that periodically locking down couples at home and closing public entertainment and recreation facilities would lead to more babies being…

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We can expect many webinars, blogs, even free reports about how the Brisbane Games will turbocharge the housing market. To sort out the fantasy from the facts, property market analyst John Lindeman explains what effects the Brisbane Olympic Games could have on property prices. After the current Olympics conclude, we’ll have the Paris Olympics in…

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