Pete Wargent blogspot

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.

"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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Tuesday, 1 October 2013

RP Data weekly property trends

The people talking up Adelaide's market have had a shocker over the past 5 years. It was always going to be about Sydney at this time. In the year to September 2013 prices are up by 8% and YTD by well over 10%.

annual change in dwelling values to sep 2013

And the reason is clear enough. 

Sydney's last boom finished in 2004 since which time prices have been soft and that's why it is now due. 

For all the talk of bubbles and inevitable corrections, Sydney's market has comfortably underperformed household income growth for a decade, so it's little wonder that prices are now set to soar given the low interest rate environment.

By the end of the growth stage of this cycle, prices could be very significantly higher until, just as in 2004, the appetite for buying at elevated prices runs out of steam once again.

Darwin on the other hand...

Source: RP Data