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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.
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Tuesday, 16 July 2013
UK property prices record all-time highs after 7 consecutive monthly rises
In truth it's been a two-speed story all along.
In cities such as London and Cambridge in the populous south-east property price gains have barely skipped a beat over the last 5 years and analysts expect this trend to continue.
It's why I have always advocated prime locations where property demand is highest.
In Britain, those who opted for medium-density dwellings including flats, townhouses and maisonettes in the quality suburbs in and around London have seen their property portfolios outperform.
Those who opted for higher-yielding detached housing in the north of the country where demand has been much lower (in particular because of the migration to the south-east of the country) often remain in negative equity many years on.
It's a salutary for property investors no matter which country they are in - you need to identify areas where there is little land for release and population booms can create housing shortages. And the south-east of Britain has this coming in spades.
The UK newspaper headlines have quickly reverted from "housing doldrums" to "housing in the south-east is unaffordable" seemingly almost overnight.
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