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Co-founder & CEO of AllenWargent property buyer's agents, offices in Brisbane (Riverside) & Sydney (Martin Place), and CEO of WargentAdvisory (providing subscription analysis, reports & services to institutional clients).

5 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 finest property analysts in Australia" - Stephen Koukoulas, MD of Market Economics, former Senior Economics Adviser to Prime Minister Gillard.

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"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'.

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Friday, 10 January 2014

"New home sales soar to 2.5 year high"

No surprise that low interest rates are now also flowing through to new home sales. Great to see and contradicts the predictions of new home sales having already peaked last month.

The trend is up...and quite sharply so now over the past 14 months.


Reports SMH:

"Sales of new homes jumped to a two-and-a-half-year high, adding fuel to hopes a recovery is underway in the residential construction sector.

New Home sales grew by 7.5 per cent in November, according to figures released by the Housing Industry Association on Friday.

More than 7000 new dwellings sold during the month, a level not seen since May 2011. It was the fastest monthly growth rate since January 2010, HIA said."

The article continues:

"New home sales have recorded the biggest monthly increase in four years. And when you couple that with yesterday’s housing finance data - which confirmed a 6 per cent surge in private sector house approvals - it certainly suggests that home building is set to lift."

The HIA figures showed a 30.5 per cent jump in sales of multi-unit dwellings - such as apartments - while sales of detached houses rose 3.6 per cent.

Detached house sales rose 19.1 per cent in South Australia, 8.1 per cent in New South Wales and 16 per cent in Queensland during the month.

But that was offset by a 2.3 per cent fall in sales in Victoria and a 5 per cent in Western Australia."