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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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…

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The USA Presidential election was lost by Hillary Clinton in the “rust belt” States of blue collar workers who are doing it hard. Yet it was the actions of her husband, Bill during his term as President which contributed to her defeat. In the late 1990s, the Clinton administration committed to the utopian dream of…

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It seems simple enough in theory.  You respond to a brochure or on-line ad for a new property development which promises excellent growth prospects. You pay a small deposit bond, sometimes before construction has even started and settlement could be years away. As time passes, you wait for the price of your investment property to…

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Property prices around Australia are starting to stabilise and they have even been declining in some areas. There’s little prospect of any change in the near future as the rate of overseas investment is slowing, the rate of population growth not increasing, interest rates can’t get much lower and governments are not promising any incentives…

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Property investors can easily become confused with so many experts and talking heads providing widely different views of the housing market and its likely direction. Today I’d like to explain how to sort the wheat from the chaff. There’s a huge amount of misinformation floating around in the housing market, largely because the provision of…