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Articles by Michael Matusik

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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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Baby Boomer Buyer Wants

Two minute read, three including the video Fast facts  50 to 74 years 2.1 people per household 92% no children at home 71% couples or living alone A projected 24% of total new housing demand over next decade (again, like yesterday’s Missive, for the Brisbane outer suburbs) Brief description As their title suggests, many want…

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My market forecasts on 4 capital cities in 2 minutes

Two minute read Here’s my market forecast on 4 of our capital cities: Sydney End of the market upswing.  Now being constrained by buying and rental affordability, plus low rental yields. Yet, sales demand still exceeds resale supply. New housing supply remains relatively tight. We are forecasting a 5% to 7.5% lift in house values…

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Population growth – Do we put up “We Are Full” signs?

Three minute read. Let’s talk about housing density instead.  Town planning is encouraging more housing density in our middle to outer suburbs. Sometimes this is done as a forerunner to improved local transport infrastructure. But most of the time it is done to meet population targets – more bums of seats, so to speak, which…