In episode 14 of the Property Investing Journey series, Mike is joined once again by property market research guru and one of Australia’s leading market analysts, John Lindeman. In this podcast Mike and John drill down on the importance of understanding the fundamental metrics and how they can be used to advantage in property investing.
In this world of information it’s easy to get caught up in analysing the data. It can be challenging to know what’s really important when it comes to the variety of statistics available, and even more so when compounded by constant media reporting.
To counter the overwhelm, John lays out the strategic approach he applies to market research and provides the listener with real world examples of what to look for when considering where and what to buy. Mike asks John about the affordability issue and the impact that changing migration numbers in the last eighteen months have had on market fluctuations.
Widely regarded as one of Australia’s best predictors of the nature and direction of housing markets, John’s insights provide invaluable guidance. Whether you’re looking to buy your first property, or adding to your burgeoning portfolio, you simply can’t afford to miss John’s practical advice in our latest podcast.
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Mike is joined once again by property market research guru and one of Australia’s leading market analysts, John Lindeman. In this podcast Mike and John drill down on the importance of understanding the fundamental metrics and how they can be used to advantage in property investing. To counter the overwhelm, John lays out the strategic approach he applies to market research and provides the listener with real world examples of what to look for when considering where and what to buy.
What we cover in this episode
- Top down vs bottom up approach to property market research
- The ripple effect of housing affordability
- Dwelling price to income ratio
- The critical metrics to take into account
- The importance of positive cashflow
- John’s top tips for identifying high performance areas
“It’s a fallacy to look at the overall price of a property because no-one actually fronts up with a million dollars or $1.2 million, and there’s a lot of first home buyers paying up to a million dollars for properties. It’s the affordability in terms of how much you have to pay every month back to the bank that’s really the critical thing.“ John 4:02
“Overall people tend to see buying a property and looking for the growth as being the only thing they have to achieve but there’s another side to this and that is cashflow.“ John 14:08
“I’ve discovered one thing about property investing is if you do it correctly it’s a great rewarder but if you do it wrong it’s a very savage punisher and it’s very hard once you’ve made mistakes early. It’s very hard to get out of that but it can be done.“ John 18:08
“The main thing is to look at areas that have got the best imminent growth potential and in this I’m probably at odds with some other people who’ll say it’s all about time in the market“ John 19:40
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