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[Podcast] Is the Property Party Over? The Future of Real Estate Values with Stuart Wemyss

[Podcast] Is the Property Party Over? The Future of Real Estate Values with Stuart Wemyss
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The common rhetoric in the media is that property prices just can’t keep going up; they’re too expensive, and our children will never be able to afford to get into the housing market. My Podcast 573 Stuart Wemyss 03

Is this true?

Is the property party over?

I’m sure you’ve also heard it said that Baby Boomers like me had it much easier back in our day, since it was easier to get finance and affordability was better, meaning it was easier to get into the housing market.

Well, I know that I didn’t have it easy, but I did have the advantage of several significant property booms over the five decades of investing, and in my early days of investing, rampant inflation pushed up the value of my properties.

So back to the initial question - is the property party over?

Can property values keep strong?

These are the questions I will ask my guest today - independent financial adviser Stuart Wemyss, Director of Prosolution Private Clients, who has spent quite some time pondering these matters.

Future-proof your property investments

In today’s discussion, Stuart Wemyss and I explore strategic property investment.

We go into various aspects of property investment, from historical growth trends to actionable strategies for maximizing returns.

  • Whether the era of rising property prices is over, including an analysis of median house price growth from 1983-2003 and 2003-2023
    • Median house price growth in the top five capital cities was 5.3% per annum over the past two decades. Investment Property
    • This is less than the 20 years beforehand, from 1983 to 2003.
      • Median house prices grew 8.7% over that period
    • Impact of inflation on property values, with a particular focus on Melbourne and Sydney
      • Inflation in the 20 years 83 to 03 was 4.1%
      • In the most recent 20-year period it was 2.7%.
    • Borrowing capacity also changed greatly between the ’83-‘03 period and the ’03-’23 period
      • Going forward, property investors shouldn’t rely on increasing borrowing capacity to push property prices higher.
    • The importance of selecting investment-grade properties that emphasize strong land value and scarcity to outperform the average market Property Investments
      • Property investors have to be more proactive today than they were in the 80s
      • Property investors should be looking for opportunities to add value to a property to help navigate market volatility.
    • Necessity of a strategic investment plan, including the right ownership structures, insurance, and financial buffers

For listeners who are interested in investing, from beginners to more experienced investors, this episode provides actionable strategies and a deeper understanding of the property market's future trends.

Links and Resources:

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Stuart WemyssProsolution Private Clients

Stuart’s Book – Rules of the Lending Game & Investopoly

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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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