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One response to “Rely on newspapers for property research at your peril”

  1. Gihan Perera

    Yes, it always pays to ask who’s paying the piper, and hence who gets to calls the tune. This doesn’t necessarily mean the advice is biased, but it does give you one extra factor for assessing it.

    I remember reading the same thing about the media and its unholy alliance and reliance on real estate advertising in Neil Jenman’s books, and also in a book “Confessions of a Real Estate Agent”, written by an ex-journalist.

    Fortunately the Internet now makes it easy to get a broader perspective. I’ve found plenty of on-line forums discussing property investment in Australia. As with anything, you have to take what you read with a grain of salt, but it does give another perspective as well.

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