2018 was the first year in five that home buyers were not faced with rising property prices. There was much commentary and sensational forecasts that dominated discussions on the property market. Surprisingly, there were pockets of strength too. Australia’s best property analyst Louis Christopher of SQM Research recently joined us to dissect exactly what happened during 2018. Louis is forthright in the fact his forecast for Sydney in 2018 was out and explains the reasons why the market performance was so different to what was expected in 2018. He outlines the factors that determine the markets fortunes and sets up what is likely to determine the market’s fortunes in 2019.2018 was the first year in five that home buyers were not faced with rising property prices.