Articles by Michael Matusik

Michael Matusik

Michael is director of independent property advisory Matusik Property Insights. He is independent, perceptive and to the point; has helped over 550 new residential developments come to fruition and writes his insightful Matusik Missive


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Discussions about this topic focus too much on the price of the real estate and its daily movement, rather than what should be discussed – household income. What we earn, particularly in disposable terms (minus tax), is equally important in determining what we can and cannot afford; as is the price of property. And the…

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We all know that jobs growth, wages growth, population growth and economic growth help supports our property markets. So here’s a quick summary of the future of jobs growth in Australia: 885,000 new jobs are expected to be created across Australia over the next five years  85% of which are likely to be in NSW,…

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Here’s 10 things for 2019 1. Politics.  I don’t want to wax lyrical here, just to say there is likely to be a May federal election. So, it will be a year of two halves, with stuff-all business wise happening until the election – and post the event and regardless of result – things economic…

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This post I have included seven charts outlining what’s been missing when it comes to Brisbane’s housing market. For the record the latest data from CoreLogic suggest that Brisbane house values rose by just 0.3% over the last 12 months, with values rising 0.1% over the last three months. So, no price acceleration at the moment. Now that’s…

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Just over two-thirds of Australian households own a pet. Of these 38% are dog owners and 29% are cat owners. In addition to this, just over half of the people who don’t currently own a pet admit that they would like one. Australia has the highest rate of pet ownership in the world. Only America, where…