Pete Wargent blogspot

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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Saturday, 3 August 2013

UK heatwave continues...

The UK heatwave continues this week with temperatures hitting a sticky 33.7 degrees. 

Great chance for Australia to take charge of the third Test Match today with the pitch turning sharply.

As a National Trust member and a certified history nerd, I've been to visit a few of England's finer pieces of real estate over the last month...and couple of churches, including the outstanding York Minster.

If you can guess more than one of these below, very good...more than two of these and I'd be ridiculously impressed. 

You can pick up British country piles for surprisingly cheap purchase prices due to the painful ongoing costs of maintaining an estate.

If rumours on the BBC website are to be believed, James Bond star Daniel Craig (and presumably his wife Rachel Weisz) is reportedly about to pick up the recently sold Dalby Hall estate in Lincolnshire (asking price £12 million), which has seemingly been on the market since approximately the dawn of time.

Craig would be joining an illustrious list of famous Lincolnshire residents, including, erm, former World's Strongest Man Geoff Capes, and, um...I'm sure there are more...

1 - Hampton Court Palace - built by Henry VIII for Cardinal Wolsey in 1514

2 - Cricket ground at Belton House, Grantham, built by the Brownlow family, 1685

3 - Gardens - also at Belton House

4 - Waddesdon Manor, Bucks - one of the 40 Rothschild residences, built as a French-style chateau by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in 1874

5 - Church of St. Mary & All Saints aka. the 'Crooked Spire', Chesterfield, the spire was added in 1362

6 - Chatsworth House, Peak District, Derbyshire - occupied by Duke of Devonshire's Cavendish family since 1649