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[Podcast] Has the RBA won its fight against inflation? Big Picture Podcast with Pete Wargent

[Podcast] Has the RBA won its fight against inflation? Big Picture Podcast with Pete Wargent
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In these regular Big Picture podcasts, Pete Wargent and I discuss the macroeconomic factors affecting your economy and our property markets, and a lot has happened since our last show a month ago.

As one of Australia's most respected financial analysts and commentators, Pete brings his invaluable expertise to help us navigate the ever-changing landscape of the Australian property market.

  • A lot of economists have changed their predictions since the last rate hike
  • The impact of the Reserve Bank's interest rate decision and new Governor Michelle Bullock's appointment
  • Discussion on the surge in property listings, especially in Perth, Adelaide, and Queensland, and speculation on whether this is due to investors capitalizing on market shifts or facing financial troubles
  • Analysis of the sluggish property price growth despite the rise in rent prices, and the effects of borrowing capacity and housing stock efficiency
  • Exploration of urban redevelopment and housing construction issues, including the price gap between houses and units, potential pitfalls of new developments, and merits of older apartments
  • Examination of the role of population growth on infrastructure and the economy, covering immigration's influence, changing demographic pyramid, and future challenges like lack of infrastructure and transport access
  • Detailed discussion on the changes at the Reserve Bank, exploring the Bank's interest rate decision, increase in property listings, slowing growth of rentals, and widening gap between houses and apartments
  • Deep dive into the fragmented Australian property market, analyzing the surge in listings, slow property price growth despite the rise in rent prices, and impact of borrowing capacity
  • Discussion on urban redevelopment and housing construction issues, touching on aspirational suburbs, widening price gap between houses and units, and potential issues with new and existing developments
  • Exploration of population growth's impact on infrastructure and economy, discussing immigration's role, changing demographic pyramid, and potential future challenges.

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:

“I'm happy that it's slowing a bit because if we do have boom time conditions, that means this particular cycle will be a lot shorter.” Michael Yardney

“Look where people are moving, look where the money is going, and that's a combination of the locals and the millennials in particular who are now moving out of apartments into family formation states.” Michael Yardney

“And, by the way, don't compare yourself with other people, because the things you see on Instagram and Facebook aren't real.” Michael Yardney


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Michael is the founder 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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