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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It was all doom and gloom in the lead up to the federal election and now, apparently, the housing market is set to improve, with some predicting another boom. Hmmm. For mine nothing has really changed as the Australian housing market still faces the same range of issues. 10 Things Future Housing List I like…

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“The roads are clogged; the buses and trains are full. The schools are taking no more enrolments. I hear what you are saying. I hear you loud and clear.” Scott Morrison, Australian Prime Minister, November 2018. In March this year the PM announced a 15% cut in the ‘official migration ceiling’ from 190,000 to 160,000…

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Successful, wealthy people are outliers.  They do certain things every day that 95% of the population don’t do. There is a lot of noise being bantered about regarding property investment of late. No surprises here given the pending federal election; the likelihood of a close result and the mooted investment property changes by the Labor…

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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,…