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Lone household explosion will change the face of our property markets | Pete Wargent

We’re going to have 4.3 million more households in Australia by 2036! The ABS released its updated Household and Family Projections data for 2011 to 2036. It is fairly well known – and widely reported – that the population of Australia is projected to soar across that time horizon, by more than 10 million heads or 45…

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Sydney is the multimillionaire capital of Australia

Where do Australia’s ultra wealthy live? Well..according to this year’s Wealth Report by Knight Frank there are 1,734 people classified as ultra high net worth individuals currently living in Australia and almost half of whom live in Sydney. What is an Ultra High Net Worth Individual? UHNWIs have a net worth of more than US$30 million ($38.4…


9 biases that property investors must overcome | Pete Wargent

Without always knowing it, property investors are pre-programmed with a range of biases which may cause them to interpret information incorrectly and thus undertake sub-optimal investment decisions. Let’s discuss  9 of the key biases that Australian property investors must overcome… 1. Hindsight bias How many know-it-all commentators now confidently proclaim that the financial crisis and…


Sydney Continues to Set the Pace in Patchy Market | John Edwards

Our markets remain patchy with Sydney remaining the pace setter. Its comparable growth in the last 12 months in dollar terms is now the largest in recorded history. In determining this outcome we have adjusted past dollar growth period amounts by inflation. In the following table we present some interesting statistics. Table 1 – Boom…


Strong Melbourne market holds the line despite record Super Saturday listings

The Melbourne weekend auction market held steady on Saturday with another strong result despite a record day for autumn listings. Melbourne recorded a clearance rate of 78.9 percent just below the 79.2 percent recorded over the previous weekend but well ahead of the 72.3 percent recorded over the same pre-Easter weekend last year. The Melbourne…

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Are rising house prices good or bad for small business? | Pete Wargent

Each month I analyse the Reserve Bank’s Financial Aggregates data in order to understand to the best of my ability the latest trends in lending for business, personal lending, home ownership and property investment. The latest round of data showed private sector credit expanding +6.2 percent over the past year, with business credit growth now climbing at +5.5 percent which…


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