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Co-founder & CEO of AllenWargent property advisory, 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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Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Legacy @ Bondi records Capitol sales

It's interesting how people like to stick to their guns and preconceptions when it comes to views on property, suggesting that the place to invest is in some far-flung town where there are few jobs and few people want to live or invest.

No matter. Use your eyes, ears and common sense, and you'll see where the market is hottest and long-term sustainable price growth will follow (not just growth in median prices as new building takes place, but actual price growth of existing dwellings).

The Australian Financial Review reported that 90 of 93 off-plan apartments at Legacy's Capitol development in Bondi Junction sold in just 5 hours at the weekend.

I guess that's strong demand then. 

Note the key point in the article, that supply is being choked in thr inner suburbs of Sydney - that's what causes prices to grow: booming demand meeting constrained supply. 

Read the full article here.