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CEO AllenWargent Property Buyers, & WargentAdvisory (institutional). 6 x finance author.

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Saturday, 20 June 2015

Coal crash

The risks of investing in coal mining towns have been well enough documented.

Property Observer noted yesterday how median house prices have continued to crash in Morwell in Victoria, down by 13.3 per cent over CY2014 to just $136,500.

"Morwell had a decrease of 6.5% for the December 2014 quarter, having also decreased by 2.7% in the previous quarter.
Yarrawonga decreased by 11.5% and Traralgon by 3.6%.
Sale had a decrease of 2.1% for the December 2014 quarter, having increased in the previous quarter by 1.7%."