[Podcast] Property forecasts – which are useful and which to ignore, with John Lindeman

[Podcast] Property forecasts – which are useful and which to ignore, with John Lindeman

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Much of the Australian economy is being kept on temporary life support either by federal government schemes or through bank relief. 

These assistance measures are slated to end after 6 months, but clearly the coronavirus crisis won’t be over by then, and unemployment probably won’t return to normal levels for a few years.  My Podcast #191 Which Property Forecasts Are Accurate And Which To Ignore With John Lindeman

People are wondering what’s going to happen to house prices, unemployment, and our economy once these protections are taken away, and there are lots of forecasts coming up. 

That’s one of the things I want to talk to John Lindeman about today. 

Many of the upcoming predictions are bound to be wrong, so we’re going to have a chat about what you should be looking for when you’re looking at forecasts, and he’s also going to share a great analogy with you about a plane flight and our property markets to help you understand where we are in the market at the moment, and how to pick the turning points. 

And then, in my mindset moment, I’m going to show you 11 ways to fail.

You may not want to fail but knowing how to fail can actually help you to succeed in life.

Highlights from my chat with John Lindeman

  • How predictions often combine different types of property together Future Sydney Scenarios
    • Predictions tend to lump different types of housing together, like apartments and houses
    • They also combine large geographic areas, when in actuality, coastal areas, outer suburbs, and inner rings of cities may perform very differently.
  • Predictions that lump too many different factors, geographic areas, or types of housing together are largely useless
  • The difference between expectations and predictions
    • Expectations are based on knowledge of what has happened in the past and extrapolating from that what will likely happen in the future
    • Predictions are more specifically aimed and therefore less likely to be accurate
  • How to time the turnaround
  • Signs that things are starting to look up.

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Michael is a director of Metropole Property Strategists who help their clients grow, protect and pass on their wealth through independent, unbiased property advice and advocacy. He's once again been voted Australia's leading property investment adviser and one of Australia's 50 most influential Thought Leaders. His opinions are regularly featured in the media.

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