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[Podcast] What’s Happening in the Australian Property Markets? Big Picture Podcast with Pete Wargent

[Podcast] What’s Happening in the Australian Property Markets? Big Picture Podcast with Pete Wargent
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Only a few months ago, there was talk about the hope of interest rates starting to fall by the middle of this year.

Australia’s biggest bank in CBA suggested there could be six cuts in interest rates over the next two years. My Podcast 576 Big Picture Podcast Pete Wargent

And then things changed, inflation remained more stubborn and the economy grew strongly and suddenly there was talk of potential interest rate rises.

What’s ahead for interest rates and our property markets?

There are clues in the news as to what’s ahead, which I will discuss in this month’s podcast with leading financial commentator Pete Wargent, who brings decades of perspective to his views.

As always, we will discuss a raft of macro and micro economic factors that should give you clues as to what’s ahead for our housing markets.

Big Picture podcast with Pete Wargent

In today’s chat, you’ll hear an in-depth analysis of Australia's economic and real estate landscape.

We discuss interest rates, the property market, and investment strategies shaping Australia's future. Economy

Pete and I focus on economic indicators, market challenges, and actionable advice for property investors.

Listening to this episode will give you important knowledge that will help you understand and participate in the Australian economy and housing sector.

  • The federal budget
  • The impact of government initiatives on inflation and the cost of living
  • The effect of unemployment on numbers on inflation rates
  • How wage growth is keeping up with inflation
  • Western Australia's unique economic patterns and their implications for national interest rates and property markets Economy2
  • Insights from the Reserve Bank on housing demand trends and the consequences of a reduced construction sector
  • Government strategies to tackle labour shortages and union wage demands in the construction industry
  • The influence of rising interest rates on residential development and overall housing market conditions
  • Introduction to "The Buy Right Approach to Property Investing," co-authored by Pete Wargent and Cate Bakos
  • The importance of due diligence, historical data analysis, and cautious optimism in property investment

Links and Resources:

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

Get a bundle of free reports and eBooks – www.PodcastBonus.com.au

Pete Wargent’s blog

Pete Wargent’s new book: The Buy Right Approach to Property Investing: Mastering the Skills to Invest Wisely in Property

Some of our favorite quotes from the show:

“Considering how many more people have come to Australia, I would have assumed that unemployment rate may have risen a bit quicker than this, but we're still creating plenty of jobs.” – Michael Yardney

“In the past, there were 2.8 people per household. Today there are 2.5. That doesn't sound like a big change, but boy does it translate to needing hundreds of thousands more dwellings just for the same number of people.” –  Michael Yardney

“If you do the easy things now, you're going to have a hard life later. If you do the hard things now, you're going to have an easy life later.” – 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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