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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Sunday, 15 March 2015

'The Jewel of Australia'

.Petrie Point, on the corner of New Farm/Fortitude Valley.

Fortitude Valley is so named for the SS Fortitude which brought Scottish migrants to Brisbane under the enticement of Reverend John D. Lang.

This beautiful spot which was once dotted with lagoons and watering holes was given an appropriately beautiful name by Aborigines in Binkin-ba, which translates roughly to "Place of the Land Tortoise".

Upon European settlement the area the south of the peninsula was adopted for farming by Patrick Logan in 1827.

Since the land was now farmed - and the farm was by definition not old - the suburb was given the name New Farm.

Probably would lean towards the former name meself, but it remains a great spot today, with New Farm the most popular location for homebuyers and house prices recording the strongest capital growth of any Brisbane suburb over the past 15 months.