Hello! It’s John Lindeman here. I’d like to talk to you a little bit about investing overseas.
There are always great opportunities for investing in property…
When prices are rising, you can flip and trade quickly.
When there’s little to no growth, you can just get your own growth by renovating or even developing.
When prices are going backwards, then you can move to stressed areas where there are sellers came to secure whatever prices they can.
However, there are also extended periods of time when there is little to no growth and all in the market is completely stagnant. And that’s when you start to hear people talking about the opportunities of investing overseas. (Read More…)
Have you heard the story of “The Sun Is Being Eaten”? I think it should be told to inspire every property investor.
Thousands of years ago, we relied on wise men called druids or shamans to interpret the meaning of signs and predict the future. When our forebears saw a solar eclipse, they thought that the sun was being devoured by some huge invisible monster and stared upwards in horror, unable to comprehend why this was happening. The wise men knew all about eclipses and could even predict when they would occur, but rather than impart this reassuring knowledge to the people, they told them something quite different.
‘Yes,’ they said, ‘a huge heavenly monster is eating the sun and only we, your protectors can save you – for a price.’ When the people had paid up, the druids assured them that they were scaring the monster away, and that the sun would soon return to its former glory, which it did.
What Is The Challenge With Housing Market Prediction?
Hello! This is John Lindeman and I would like to tell you something about an effect which occurs in housing markets known as the “bounce back effect”. You see, I’m standing here in Brisbane, by the banks of the Brisbane River. And just over 5 years ago, Brisbane was inundated as a massive flood when the river level rise and in fact, it rose to about a meter above my head high right now and many parts of Brisbane was inundated. But you see, over time, these areas bounce back as it were and prices recover and then they catch up back to where they were before. Now, this has happened in many parts of Brisbane already. (Read More…)
My involvement with property as a researcher, commentator and author spans over ten years professional research with major data providers, as well as forty years of personal housing investment experience.
While I use this acquired expertise and experience to help me identify up and coming property hotspots, there is an essential part of my research which I recommend that you should always do before you make an investment purchase decision. (Read More…)
The median sale price is one of the most common methods used by investors to track property values and assess their changes over time. John Lindeman explains why it can often be a misleading measure.
According to data providers Australian Property Monitors, one of the best performing suburbs in Australia during 2015 was Peregian Springs on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast where units experienced a massive lift in median sale price of 136% to $375,000. At the other end of the scale, last year’s worst performer was Bilinga on Queensland’s Gold Coast where the median sale price for houses fell by a huge 49% to $539,000. Before we rush for our cheque book (or a gun) we need to understand that these huge variations in just twelve months were due not so much to high buyer demand pushing prices up or oversupplies of stock causing price falls, but to changes in the type of properties that were sold in these suburbs from one year compared to the next. (Read More…)
Many investors choose capital cities because of their size and because of the great variety of industries that are available in them. But you know, there are many big regional cities in Australia that offer great investment opportunities as well. For example in Queensland, you got cities like the Gold Coast with around 700K people, Sunshine Coast is around 300K. In Victoria, Geelong’s got 200K people. (Read More…)
If you are starting out as a property investor, sure there are some risks and it can be daunting. But it also can be an exciting time and an opportunity to secure not just income now, but security in retirement.