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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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 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…

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There’s one capital city housing market that thrives during economic downturns, while others go backwards. Canberra’s housing market currently has the third highest median house price in Australia and it rose by two per cent over the last three months. Unlike Melbourne and Sydney’s recent roller coaster housing markets however, Canberra’s rate of price growth…

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Some experts are forecasting doom and gloom for our property markets in 2020, while others expect moderate growth, and a few are even predicting booms. However, past performance does not accurately predict the future, because history never repeats itself. The past can however, give us some useful insights into how the property market works and…

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It’s human nature for us to exaggerate when talking up our achievements. We tend to embroider facts about our relationships, families, work and homes, placing them in the best possible light while we push any uncomfortable truths which don’t fit our picture of perfection into the background. Sales people do exactly the same, but we…

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Around 10,000 millionaire migrants are lured to Australia each year, attracted by our relative safety, political stability and affordable top tier housing prices. The housing demand they create is concentrated in Sydney and Melbourne’s older and well-established upper socio-economic suburbs which are about to experience mini booms as a result, quite against the market trend….

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Australia has big regional centres such as the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Townsville and Cairns in Queensland, Newcastle and Wollongong in New South Wales and Geelong in Victoria which have much larger populations than some of our capital cities. But did you know that the populations of the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Geelong are…

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At some stage in our lives, many of us dream of owning a cottage in the south of France or a hacienda on the Spanish Riviera, maybe even a log cabin up in the Swiss mountains. Others may be tempted to buy an overseas investment property, particularly when our own housing market is stagnant and…

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We all love a good mystery, but don’t usually expect to find one lurking in our property markets. What is the mystery all about? The riddle is about the number of listings, or rather the lack of them in our largest property markets. Listings are properties that are for sale, and when buyer demand falls,…