Pete Wargent blogspot

Co-founder & CEO of AllenWargent property buyer's agents, offices in Brisbane (Riverside) & Sydney (Martin Place), & 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's one of the finest property analysts in Australia" - Stephen Koukoulas, MD of Market Economics, former Senior Economics Adviser to Prime Minister Gillard.

"Pete 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 & charts, the most comprehensive analyst I follow in Australia. If you follow Australia, follow Pete Wargent" - Jonathan Tepper, Variant Perception, Global Macroeconomic Research, author of the New York Times bestsellers 'End Game' & 'Code Red'.

"The level of detail in Pete's work is superlative across all of Australia's housing markets" - Grant Williams, co-founder RealVision - where world class experts share their thoughts on economics & finance - author of Things That Make You Go Hmmm, one of the world's most popular & widely-read financial publications.

"Wargent is a bald-faced realty foghorn" - David Llewellyn-Smith, 'MacroBusiness'.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Sydney unit prices & rents accelerate

Rents & prices rise

Sydney's median house price rose by +1.6 per cent to a record high of $1,178,417 in the June 2017 quarter, according to Domain Group's latest release.

Apartment prices rose much faster, up by a ripping +3.2 per cent to a fresh record high of $757,991, as affordability bites on the detached housing market.

The median apartment price has increased from $359,853 in March 2007. 

Unit rents also jumped from $530/week to $550/week, to now match the median rental for a house in the harbour city.

Over the same period house rents have only increased by +10 per cent to $550/week.

Although this may seem illogical, generally speaking more units are located close to the city than houses. 

Sydney's apartment rents have surged +22 per cent higher from $450/week in March 2012. 

There's a rather different dynamic underway in Brisbane's new apartment market, as I discussed with Domain here (or click image below).