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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Is there a product pushing culture in the financial services industry? The current sessions of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry are likely to uncover what most property investors have long  suspected – that there is a product pushing sales culture within the financial planning industry which encourages…

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Many experts and analysts are worried about the apparent oversupply of units in Sydney and Melbourne, but I predict that we are actually heading for an acute shortage of unit rental stock in those cities. Housing obeys the same laws of supply and demand as other commodities and while rental supply is about to decline,…

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As Bitcoin prices boom, new waves of experts are offering us their recently discovered expertise to educate us from being Crypto-confused to Crypto-savvy. They claim that they’ll teach us how to make Bitcoin our new income stream, urging us to attend their webinars, free events, workshops and Bitcoin Bootcamps. Yet, only a year ago many…

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Some investors claim that holding a balanced property investment portfolio is the key to success, believing that you should never keep all your eggs in one basket. This leads to the obvious question – what constitutes a ‘balanced’ portfolio?  The logic of spreading the risk by balancing or diversifying your properties is that if the…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Recently announced Federal and State Government schemes and incentives appear to be focused on making housing more affordable for first home buyers, but they’re just playing the old three card trick on us. Here’s what I mean… First card: Provide generous deposit saving initiatives, buyer grants and Stamp Duty exemptions to first home buyers. Hey presto!…

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While many investors might view further development in an area as a good outcome, leading to improved amenities and facilities and generating higher prices, the reality is that high density unit development or new land or house and land subdivisions can have very different outcomes.  It depends on who these dwellings are marketed to as…