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).

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 is 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 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'.

"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 of the world's most popular & widely-read financial publications.

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

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."