Jeremy Sheppard

Jeremy Sheppard

Jeremy Sheppard is head of research at and LocationScore, both are specialist property investment research company that provides research software platforms in the Australian property market. He’s naturally an active property investor and a self-confessed property-data nutcase!
Jeremy bought his first investment property in 2002. By 2009, he had amassed a portfolio of 16 properties in both Australia and New Zealand. Some of his purchases doubled in value in less than 3 years without any renovation, subdivision or development.
DSR data can be found on the YIP Top suburbs page.

  • When a market jumps out of nowhere, so do all the experts read more

  • The Housing Industry Association (HIA) publishes a report listing the top residential property markets around Australia which they call “Hot Spots”. But they are not hot spots for investors. On the contrary, investors should probably avoid these locations. read more

  • There are novice investors about to have their finances raped by sharks like these posing as investor’s assistants. These sorts of investment mistakes honestly do ruin lives. It can take decades to recover from a bad property investment given how expensive property is. read more

  • Years ago I was frustrated at how long it took me to iron my shirts each week. I did some quick calculations in my head at the ironing table to see if it would be more efficient to have my shirts dry cleaned... read more

  • I’m yet to read any negative sentiment in the media about Professor Laurence Murphy's notions, so I thought I’d be first. read more

  • My worst mistakes in property investing revolve around missing the right time to sell. The “never sell” philosophy was drummed into me as a noob by well-meaning educators. I’ve bought property that has doubled in value in a few years. I definitely got my research right. But I stopped my research once I had bought. Prices dropped back to where they started and they stayed there. Ouchy lessons like that have taught me that there are definitely occasions when an investor needs to sell. So when is it? read more

  • How many times have you heard the following clichés used to describe a property market? “Too hot” “Overheated” There’s no such thing – depending on how you interpret these “temperature” metaphors. I’ll explain why, but first we need to… read more