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Stamp Duty Rises Faster Than Prices
Posted on 17/01/2018 

The HIA claims that stamp duty bills have increased almost three times faster than house prices since the 1980s.

Hotspotting Podcast | Episode 27: Monthly Dodgy Data
Posted on 16/01/2018 

Terry Ryder highlights the misleading media headlines and stories around month-to-month movements in house price indexes.  

Media Misleads On Monthly Data
Posted on 13/01/2018 

Month-to-month statistics are published on all manner of subjects, with  journalists and commentators making sweeping interpretations of their impact, when they often mean nothing at all. 

Hotspotting Podcast | Episode 26: The multi speed property market in Australia in 2018
Posted on 10/01/2018 

In this episode, we highlight some of the misleading media reports currently surfacing and why it is dangerous to analyse Australia as one single property market. 

Labor Should Scrap Its Gearing Policy
Posted on 9/01/2018 

There’s been considerable media coverage in the past 24 hours about negative gearing policy – which has somewhat missed the point.

New Home Building Activity Slows Down
Posted on 9/01/2018 

The level of new home building has dropped in the past year, but less than expected.

Perth Market Rises From Downturn
Posted on 8/01/2018 

Hotspotting is increasingly confident that the Perth market is over the worst and is beginning the long-awaited recovery.

Hotspotting Podcast | Episode 25: Population Trends
Posted on 4/01/2018 

In his first podcast of 2018, Terry discusses the impact of population growth on real estate markets in Australia.  

Consumers misled by generalised analysis
Posted on 3/01/2018 

Shallow analysis by misinformed commentators is the curse of property investors. Ignore any "experts" who discuss Australia as a single property market.

Insurer Urges Owners to Check Security
Posted on 1/01/2018 

More homes are being hit by thieves, with jewellery a popular target, but owners can protect themselves through simple measures.