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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


What's an affordable property?
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What’s an affordable property?

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…

This is the likely direction of house prices.
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This is the likely direction of house prices.

Here are  four charts about the likely direction of house prices. I update these four charts about this time each year. I have found that these four indicators are good bellwethers when it comes to future house price movement.  My thesis is a simple one:    1. If more people have a full-time job then more households…

3 Trends Investors Must Know About Brisbane Apartments
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3 Trends Investors Must Know About Brisbane Apartments

Today we look at 3 trends for Brisbane apartments:  Brisbane’s apartment sales Last year’s apartment buyer profile/origins The current state of new apartment supply 1. Sale volumes Calendar years Settled sales Yet to settle Total sales 2013 7,482 750 8,232 2014 10,696 1,550 12,246 2015 11,302 2,350 13,652 2016 9,784 3,500 13,284 2017 7,465 1,100…