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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What is Australia’s PIN CODE? You know that 4 digit number that you need to unlock your phone or get the credit card to work. For mine it is 1 1 1 1 See the graphic below. It shows the likely distribution of a variety of important housing-related things over the next decade. The simple things…

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A few weeks back BIS Oxford Economics made a big call, suggesting that the median Brisbane house price could rise by 20% or by $113,000, over the next three years. This made the front page of several newspapers and split the online real estate community with many sharing the prediction as if it was the gospel…

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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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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…