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[Podcast] Confused about the economy and our property markets? Big Picture Podcast with Pete Wargent

[Podcast] Confused about the economy and our property markets? Big Picture Podcast with Pete Wargent
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Welcome to this month’s Big Picture episode of the Michael Yardney Podcast, where financial analyst Pete Wargent and I dissect the macroeconomic factors currently shaping our housing markets and the broader economy. My Podcast #510 Pete Wargent 08

Today we cover a broad spectrum of topics from the effects of policies and taxes on the real estate market to the state of distressed listings and the fears surrounding a 'mortgage cliff'.

Whether you're an investor, a homeowner, or just a curious mind, this monthly deep-dive promises to keep you informed and ahead of the curve.

The Challenges and Opportunities of Australia's Economic Landscape

My conversation with Pete today ranges through Australia's booming economy, the rapid population growth, the surging housing market, and the pervasive wealth disparities.

The discussion explores how population growth and housing policies impact the real estate landscape, the state of distressed listings, and the broader themes of wealth and inequality in Australia.

  • Australia's population growth and its impact on the housing market
    • Supply/demand imbalance continues to push values higher over September
      • All the research houses reported higher dwelling prices in September Economy Australia
      • Prices nationally are higher than a year ago).
    • Regional markets are continuing to lag the capitals with every ‘rest of state’ region recording weaker growth conditions relative to their capital city counterpart over the September quarter
    • The effects of increased longevity and international students influx on the housing market
    • The slowdown in consumer spending
      • Mortgage stress vs. mortgage distress
    • Housing policies, taxes, and their implications for the real estate landscape
    • The proposed Airbnb tax and recent policy upheavals around secondary dwellings
    • The increase in household wealth in Australia
      • Household wealth in Australia increased for the fourth straight quarter
      • The Australian household's wealth went up 2.6% in the June quarter
    • Wealth disparities and inequalities in Australia

This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in understanding the complex dynamics of Australia's economy.

With these insights, listeners can better navigate the ever-evolving economic landscape and seize wealth-creation opportunities.

Links and Resources:

Metropole’s Strategic Property Plan – to help both beginning and experienced investors

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Pete Wargent’s blog

Some of our favorite quotes from the show:

“Yes, there are still reports in the media about how many Australians are in mortgage stress, but that doesn't mean they're distressed. It doesn't mean that they're going to sell their homes.” – Michael Yardney

“There's challenges for our economy, but it looks like overall we got through the worst of the tough times.” – Michael Yardney

“Creativity, insights, and eureka moments require a positive mindset. Creativity requires a relaxed mind, one open to new ideas and new information.” – Michael Yardney


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Michael is a director of Metropole Property Strategists who help their clients grow, protect and pass on their wealth through independent, unbiased property advice and advocacy. He's once again been voted Australia's leading property investment adviser and one of Australia's 50 most influential Thought Leaders. His opinions are regularly featured in the media.

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