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Articles by John Lindeman

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John Lindeman is researcher and educator for the 7steps2success on-line property education program. For more information, visit Understand Property.


Title traps and tips
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Title traps and tips

Housing is considered safe because it’s not a “take it or leave it” type of investment like shares or savings. Whether or not we are property investors, we all need a place to call home and private land ownership satisfies our need for security.   Our right to buy or sell property is given to us…

The misleading median
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The misleading median

The median sale price is one of the most common methods used by investors to track property values and assess their changes over time. But today I’d like to explain why it can often be a misleading measure.  According to data providers Australian Property Monitors, one of the best performing suburbs in Australia during 2015 was…

The White wallaby properties
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The White wallaby properties

Seemingly obvious disadvantages can sometimes turn out to be of immense benefit.   John Lindeman reveals where to find such property investment opportunities, which he calls the “white wallabies” of the property market.   On a recent trip to Tasmania’s Bruny Island we saw a white wallaby beside the road. Naturally, we found this hard…

The 18 year real estate clock myth
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The 18 year real estate clock myth

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…

What they don’t tell you often matters most
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What they don’t tell you often matters most

As if it’s not enough having to sift through countless reports, articles, brochures and other media when researching a potential investment location, the real issue for property investors is often what’s been left out. Property project marketers and developers want you to buy their properties so they promote their developments with the best possible gloss…