Pete Wargent blogspot
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).
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 finest 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'.
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Thursday, 29 January 2015
"Sydney back in boom mode for 2015"
Sydney growth accelerates
Unsurprisingly given low borrowing rates which are heading lower, Sydney's housing market is set for another bumper year in 2015.
The latest Domain Group figures revealed that Sydney house prices accelerated in Q4 2014, recording 4.1 percent growth to be 14.1 percent higher over the year.
This was the strongest quarter of 2014 according to Dr. Andrew Wilson of the Domain Group.
From Domain News:
"As this comes on the back of more than 15 per cent a year earlier, Domain Group senior economist Dr Andrew Wilson said the figures confirmed the Sydney property market is in "hyperdrive while the rest of the country is in second gear".
Dr Wilson said most of the growth was in the December quarter.
"The Sydney boom is back...the median house price increased 4.1 per cent – that's the strongest increase of any of the quarters of the year."