Much of these observations are simply based upon what I see and hear at property inspections, at auctions, and from talking to buyers agents and selling agents.
See here for example.
But then again, economists are frequently wrong about the direction of property markets, largely because they spend too much time looking at charts and not enough time in the market.
In truth, over the short-to-medium term markets are far less predictable than we think.
Take a look no further than Sydney, where market economists have been predicting a slowdown for the past two years, whereas in fact the market has in fact accelerated over the past 12 months.
As I noted back in June, far from a slowdown, in some inner city markets prices have been rising at a pace closer to 25 per cent per annum.
And in fact, I believe that some property prices indices have not yet "caught up" to fully reflect this.
Employment markets sketchy
The monthly data at the capital city level is somewhat volatile and is not seasonally adjusted, but I've added a trend line below.
This is partly a result of population growth in Queensland having slowed from 2 per cent per annum to 1.4 per cent per annum as net interstate migration has waned.
The good news is that the unemployment rate has been trending down since October 2014 on this measure.
Interstate investors - the trend is your friend
MRD's Partners Property Investor Survey for June 2015 revealed that over the next 12 months Queensland will be the most popular destination of choice for investors - and not only for those living locally in the Sunshine State itself, but also for those based in New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory.
Adelaide should be set to benefit from interstate investor activity too, but the city of churches also has a "spire-a-lling" rates of unemployment - or at least, the highest capital city unemployment rate in the country - as well as facing the challenge of its manufacturing industries being in decline.
Investment activity increasing
Sure, all very spruiky and a few "soft" indicators, but what about hard proof?
Below I have charted the long run Queensland investor loans data.
The March "Original" data result of $1.78 billion was the highest individual monthly result recorded for Queensland investor loans since November 2007, while the seasonally weaker month of May also came in at a similarly strong $1.73 billion.
However, the capital city of Brisbane appears likely to fare significantly better than many of the regional areas which are suffering the full force of the resources investment bust.
Meanwhile banks requiring substantial deposits on property purchases could make life difficult for a range of other cities and regional locations, including Gladstone, Roma, Miles, Chinchilla, Blackwater, Rolleston, Cracow and Dysart.