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.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015


Uncharacteristically quiet on the blog for a few days, essentially due to flying long haul back to Oz from London, with a couple of days each in Singapore in Sydney.

Now here's a city with some interesting real estate - Singapore. This is Ocean Park...


Earlier in the year I was averaging one movie a week but have seriously flagged on that front lately due to other commitments - apart from one visit to see The Hobbit (not my thing at all, but was dragged to see it).

Still, one thing that long haul flights are good for is watching movies.

I caught The Beach starring Leonardo DiCaprio, which was pretty good though I preferred the book, as one often does. Probably a 7/10,

Also saw The Fault in Our Stars which was utterly heartbreaking. I'm not really one for crying during movies but there may or may not have been some moist eyes while viewing this. 

Actually watched this movie twice so I guess that must make it a 9/10.

Oh, and also watched Monty Python and the Holy Grail (well, it's a long way from London to Sydney)...