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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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"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'.

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Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Low interest rates starting to bite on house prices

Clearly the Sydney housing markets have been firing for some time with price growth close to 13% in 2013 alone.

But now there are some signs of life in Brisbane too, which has been expected given the reports from those 'on the ground' in Queensland. Dwelling prices in Brisbane are reported as being up by 1.84% q/q.

Not sure what happened in Melbourne today - prices recorded as being up by more than $2,000 in only the last 24 hours...?!

RP Data has Perth seeming to have slowed a little after a strong uplift in prices.

The slowest growth of the major capital cities has been in Adelaide where prices are up by 1.55% y/y, which is a slower rate of growth than the national inflation rate.

Source: RP Data


More bad news for those who shorted the Big 4 banks today.

ANZ reported cash profits of a whopping $6.5 billion (+11%) and raised its fully franked full year payout all the way up to $1.64 (+13%) following the final dividend announcement.

And the share price is up by some 33% in a year.

All four banks are now at or around record high shares prices.