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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


9 Simple Rules of property Investment
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9 Simple Rules of property Investment

I was recently asked to distill my property investment philosophy into a few simple rules. Now that’s a big ask… Distill all the mistakes I’ve made and seen others make, as well as all the lessons I’ve learned and those of the many successes investors I’ve worked with into a view simple rules. Anyway…here’s my…

Will interstate immigration impact Queensland property values?
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Will interstate immigration impact Queensland property values?

Another property buzz word this year will also be interstate migration.    The Queensland population growth figures (latest available) for fiscal 2017 are: Natural increase: 31,006 Interstate migration: 17,148 Overseas migration: 31,148 Total growth: 79,580 Yes interstate migration to Qld is on the increase. It was 11,581 during fiscal 2016 and just 6,417 during fiscal…

There's not one Queensland market
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There’s not one Queensland market

Unemployment is higher in regional Queensland than the more populous south east corner, but the focus on ‘big’ projects like the Adani coal mine, building more roads and new power plants doesn’t address the problem.  Research shows these big projects bring only a temporary employment boost, and do little to enhance skills or create enduring…

Vacancy Rates - What A Crock!
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Vacancy Rates – What A Crock!

Three minute read. Apparently, High-rise Harry will cease building apartments for rent if the NSW government implements rental reforms to improve security of tenure.  NSW politicians are looking to follow Victoria by implementing a series of measures to limit rent rises and make evictions harder. The NSW ALP is also considering giving tenants the option…

Where next for interest rates?
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Where next for interest rates?

One minute read. No interest rate change again this week. The smarties tell me that a neutral interest rate setting is when the yield curve is at 0.5%. Above this magic marker, official rates are likely to rise and below, the cash rate is likely to remain steady or may even fall. Our chart this…

What drives property price growth?
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What drives property price growth?

Two minute read Much, these days, is written about price growth, and to some extent, about rents.   A lot of it looks backwards, telling us about past performance. Most of it is nonsense. Less is said about future trends. And if the future is promoted, it is almost always thrown out there with little or…

What makes a property boom?
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What makes a property boom?

Property spruikers are at pains to outline that because one area is cheaper than another, it must be a better buy.  Take Sydney versus SEQld, for example.  Some folks have been calling for – and still are – a SEQld real estate “boom”. Yet, the latest figures show that dwelling values have risen by about…