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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.

"Unfortunately so much commentary is self-serving or sensationalist. Pete Wargent shines through with his clear, sober & dispassionate analysis of the housing market, which is so valuable. Pete drills into the facts & unlocks the details that others gloss over in their rush to get a headline. On housing Pete is a must read, must follow - he is one of the better property analysts in Australia" - Stephen Koukoulas, MD of Market Economics, former Senior Economics Adviser to Prime Minister Gillard.

"Pete Wargent is one of Australia's brightest financial minds - a must-follow for articulate, accurate & in-depth analysis." - David Scutt, Business Insider, leading Australian market analyst.

"I've been investing for over 40 years & read nearly every investment book ever written yet I still learned new concepts in his books. Pete Wargent is one of Australia's finest young financial commentators." - Michael Yardney, Australia's leading property expert, Amazon #1 best-selling author.

"The most knowledgeable person on Aussie real estate markets - Pete's work is great, loads of good data and charts, the most comprehensive analyst I follow in Australia. If you follow Australia, follow Pete Wargent" - Jonathan Tepper, Variant Perception, Global Macroeconomic Research, and author of the New York Times bestsellers 'End Game' and 'Code Red'.

"Pete's daily analysis is unputdownable" - Dr. Chris Caton, Chief Economist, BT Financial.

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Thursday, 9 May 2013

Billionaire Dyson hoovers up £150 million of prime Lincs farmland!

"Ooh argh!"

The inventor of the hugely successful Dyson vacuum cleaner billionaire Sir James Dyson has splashed out £150 million on prime Lincolnshire farmland reports Farmers Weekly here.

"Average English farmland values reached a record high of £22,500/ha (£9,100/acre) during the last three months of 2012, according to land agent Smiths Gore. 

Bare land values rose 6% in the final quarter of 2012, although equipped land values remained unchanged."

Farmland is a popular investment for Britain's wealthy as it does not attract inheritance tax and it can certainly work as a wise tax avoidance scheme.

Some believe that this drives up the price of farmland in the UK.

Yields and available leverage on such land tend to be low, but capital appreciation can be strong - and it certainly has been in Lincolnshire over recent decades.