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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One of my children’s favourite stories was the Very Hungry Caterpillar. No matter how many times they heard the ending; there were always gasps of amazement when the caterpillar changed into a beautiful butterfly. What seemed like a miracle to them is actually a normal part of the life cycle of many insects, but it…

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Will we have a mini boom later this year if Labor wins the election, as investors rush to buy established properties before the new tax rules take effect? Many commentators are predicting that investors will rush to buy established properties before the negative gearing and capital gains tax rules are changed if Labor wins the…

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Faced with the prospect of little price growth on the horizon, property investors are starting to see innovative get rich quick schemes being promoted which offer huge returns. It has always been true that if the property market can’t generate a return for investors from market driven growth, then investors can make some growth themselves….

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If it’s true that the best time to buy is at the bottom, then now might be a good time to buy Crypto currencies, especially Bitcoin, which has undergone a dramatic plunge in value over the last year. But will crypto prices fall further? Crypto currencies have lost more than $400 billion off their peak…

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There’s been a lot of chat lately about the eighteen-year real estate clock.  So much so, that it appears to be turning into an accepted truth about housing market performance. But is there really an eighteen-year clock? The promoters of the eighteen-year cycle claim that Western economies exhibit an 18-year real estate cycle which averages…

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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…