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[Podcast] Is it time to be fearful or greedy in property?

[Podcast] Is it time to be fearful or greedy in property?
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In today's show I tackle a question that's been looming large in many conversations – should we be fearful or greedy about entering the Australian property market right now?

With the property market showing signs of both opportunities and risks, it's a challenging landscape to navigate for both seasoned investors and newcomers.

These contradictory sentiments arise due to several key factors – market fluctuations, interest rate considerations, legislative changes, socio-economic conditions, and many more.My Podcast

The balance between fear and greed can be a fine line to walk, and understanding the current property climate is vital in making informed decisions.

If you're a regular listener to the show you'll know I usually have guests on, but today it's going to be just me and you as I share my thoughts and help you interpret current market indicators, and spotting potential opportunities amidst the perceived chaos.

Whether you're an experienced investor, a first-time buyer, or merely an observer of the Australian property market, I hope to provide a balanced perspective and some useful insights that could guide your decision-making process.

Is it time for fear or greed?

Amongst the topics discussed today:

  • I reflect on historical events like the 1993 recession and Black Monday of 1987
  • Similarities between today’s market and the market 30 years ago
  • What’s caused the rise in property values
    • Why the same factors won’t work going forward
  • Insights on homeownership and economic growth in Australia
    • The wealth of the average Australian and where that wealth can be found
  • Reasons not to be fearful or overly concerned
  • Analysis of the property shortage and population growth
    • How supply and demand is impacting property prices
  • In-depth examination of the long-term growth of the Australian property market
  • Discussion on the impact of urbanization, demographic changes, population growth, and wealth on the market
  • The continuing rise in property value in our capital cities
  • Reflection on trends in densification and community connection

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Some of our favorite quotes from the show:

“The current environment, today's environment, reminds me of those times 30 years ago.” – Michael Yardney

"We've passed the peak of inflation, but it's not going to get into that two or three percent band for some time.” – Michael Yardney

“I'm a long-term investor and I still see strong underlying fundamentals for our property markets.” –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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