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Co-founder & CEO of AllenWargent property advisory & buyer's agents, offices in Brisbane (Riverside) & Sydney (Martin Place) - clients include hedge funds, resi funds, & private investors.

4 x finance/investment author - 'Get a Financial Grip: a simple plan for financial freedom’ (2012) rated Top 10 finance books by Money Magazine & Dymocks.

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Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Battle lines drawn!

Further to my previous post, there is some debate as to how the peak of the mining construction boom will play out. CommSec certainly seem to think all will be OK:

I think the MacroBusiness position is fairly clear judging from their headlines, which are overwhelmingly crepuscular:

Will be interesting to see how this one plays out...


The good old negative gearing debate back on the agenda today. One thing I must admit I don't get...

Those who argue that the laws should be scrapped contend that when adjusted for the high levels of inflation 1985-1987, rents did not increase dramatically in four of the capital cities. 

OK, fair enough. 

But if rents weren't materially impacted, I'm wondering, why then were the laws were reintroduced so hastily? Real estate industry lobbying? Vested interests of politicians and others? Social housing waiting lists increasing? It's all rather hard to say at a distance of nearly three decades.