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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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...
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How much excess housing supply really exists?

Contrary to what most commentators say about the new housing market, almost all locales have an excess of new housing supply when compared to underlying demand.    This is how residential building markets work – projects are approved, they sell, more often than not, off-plan and start construction.   There is always a stock overhang. ...
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30 things to know about the Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane property markets

A quick 4 minute read. Here’s what going on in the 3 biggest Australian property markets at present: 10 things you should know about the Melbourne Property Market: Sales volumes continue to rise.  Both house and attached dwellings values are rising. The median house sale value is $770,000 and the median attached dwelling sale value is $564,000. House...