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 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.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014


Some light property investment reading today.

Catch me here in Property Observer today, where I discuss the role of dual income households on Australian property.

Also read me here on Property Update where I discuss the future of Sydney property markets.

And finally, a neat article here on Property Observer from Cam Kusher of RP Data, where he discusses why inner ring suburbs are always the long term out-performers for property investors:

"The nature of new greenfield developments, both within a capital city and in regional areas, can lift prices in these areas from a very low starting point to a much higher new base as the area sees an influx of new modern housing. 

While over a shorter time frame this may result in heightened levels of median price increases, this is typically a relatively short-term phenomenon.
It also compares to the shift from a much lower quality initial housing product to a far superior newer housing supply.
With the population continuing to grow and housing supply insufficient we would expect that inner-city houses will continue to be the best performed over the long-term with significant demand and a short supply available.
The table below supports comments from the RBA with the list dominated by inner city suburbs."