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Jeremy Sheppard Blog post by Jeremy Sheppard

The Great Population Growth Myth

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We have previously discussed if future population growth has meaning for some property investment locations. Does this mean population growth has a direct impact on property values? Well, if you think so, you should probably give this article a read.

In the May 2015 issue of YIP Magazine, our Research Director, Jeremy Sheppard writes about why population growth is one of the most overrated indicators of capital growth and in fact, on closer inspection, it can be better served as an indicator of negative capital growth.

This article explains:

  • How the population growth myth started
  • How population growth data can be virtually useless to investors
  • How population growth data can actually be dangerous to investors
  • Examples of when high population growth = low capital growth
  • Examples of when low population growth = high capital growth
  • How investors can protect themselves from misinterpreting the data
  • Better alternative capital growth indicators

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