- jmielleParticipant@jmielleJoin Date: 2005Post Count: 31
I don’t have a crystal ball, I wish I did, I’m not backing away from the fall I’m predicting as the data is there to indicate it. Best case scenario, we will have a stagnant market, my prediction is a “20% plus” adjustment, worse case scenario, I’d hate to think. Things may appear rosie at the moment. Wait and see what will happen when all these young couples who have over committed themselves to buy an overpriced property and cannot afford the repayments. I’m not a pessimist as I’m still investing, I’m a realist who says be very careful. oh yeah and the 20% wasn’t plucked from thin air, it was REIV report in the Age. Mainly in the new suburbs where properties were cheaper.
I would like nothing more than being wrong, let’s compare notes in twelve months from now.
Now brace yourselves….
I wish I had a crystal ball too! My problem with your prediction is that Steve Keen and his disciples were talking about this huge drop in the Australian property market – Keen said 40% – over 12 months ago. It's a bit like the boy who cried wolf.
What has happened in the US hasn't had a dramatic effect on the Aust property market over the last year, so why would it start now? If it was to have an effect, we would already be feeling it. Instead, over the last 12 months the median price of property in capital cities has risen, except Perth.
Interest rates are a concern, but they dropped 3.5% in less than a year. if they rise 1.5 to 2% in the next 12 months, they are still historically low, and less then they were 14 months ago. And banks aren't lending money like they were before the GFC, there are more hoops to jump through. There are no 100% loans left, and soon there will be no 95% loans either.
I can't see a 20% drop, and I hope you're wrong. Just like all the other doom and gloomers who were here 6 months ago.WJ HookerParticipant@wj-hookerJoin Date: 2007Post Count: 272
Lets have a monthly update.
Interest rates up 0.25% and FHBG down. It's a start. Lets see what happens next month.
Noted everyone saying house prices are up. Yes this is correct, up since last year, but still overall flat over last 4 – 5 years taking inflation into account.
The post is related to house prices as of the end of September 09.
Dan42 – Steve Keen predicted 20% drop not 40%. But even he was surprised by the large drop in interest rates, to save the house drops. But, lets see how we go from here, I know lots predict massive price rises over next few years ( if it happens then I will be happy and make lots of money ). I posted this not wanting it to come true, but this is what I think will happen.
ps try this site for another view , it has very interesting reading.
http://www.moneymorning.com.au/20091026/the-smoking-gun-behind-the-property-bubble.html#more-2380WJ Hooker wrote:Lets have a monthly update.
Dan42 – Steve Keen predicted 20% drop not 40%. But even he was surprised by the large drop in interest rates, to save the house drops. But, lets see how we go from here, I know lots predict massive price rises over next few years ( if it happens then I will be happy and make lots of money ). I posted this not wanting it to come true, but this is what I think will happen.jmielleParticipant@jmielleJoin Date: 2005Post Count: 31
I’m by far a doom and gloomer, perhaps my headline was a little harsh but it was to get noticed. I’m still buying property, still renovating and still building. But I’m using a different strategy now, if properties go down 20% or more, I will survive it as I’m being realistic. Those out there who keep buying anything and over committing themselves will get caught out and lose big time. This concerns me in a big way, as no one should have to go through that. US is not out of the woodwork yet, in fact it will still get much worse. The government is trying to sugar coat it and make it sound positive but the facts indicate other. It will affect us here too, don’t think it won’t. With a reduced FHOG at least 2 or 3 interest rate increases by Christmas, next year will be an interesting year. The only thing I see sustaining the current property value are investors. As first home buyers will be forced out of the market. This will create higher rents and possibly increase in property prices. No I’m not contradicting myself, as when something goes too high, it has to crash, and it will, I just don’t know when.WJ HookerParticipant@wj-hookerJoin Date: 2007Post Count: 272
Another month – another 0.25% rate rise……
Interest rate rises send house prices into reverse
Get ready for a surprise. Despite the appearance of a market on fire, new figures from Residex show that property prices may have lost ground for the first time in six months.
2 cents here,
My sister in law is a teacher in Sydney, she bought a 1 bed apt, couple years ago and has sold it (at profit) to buy a 2 bed (500k approx) She lives alone. My soon to be sister in law is a nurse (just qualified) starting wage (at the ripe old age of 24) is 45k, then her wage goes up EVERY year. Top nurses earn up to $100k. She and my brother will be buying a house in Vic early next year.
I like doom and gloom reports and when Henny Penny runs around in the chook yard (tv, papers,youtube) yelling that the sky is falling, I start smiling. Because every idiot believes it. All of a sudden bargain buys start happening and people panic sell and cash out. Yeah ok it's crap because all of a sudden my IP's can be undervalued, but long term when the market goes back up again it usually goes up by more than is lost.
My parents paid 93k for their very first home in 1998 and if you remember that was the recession we had to have. Ten years later it is worth $300k.
There will be demand and we will need supply. I think a lot of people like to "talk down the market" Just like Wayne Swan 'talked down' the economy. Read between the lines. Do these people have a vested interest in doing this?
The reason governments step in with incentives is because that is what they are supposed to do, GOVERN! They get paid to ensure that the country is not in a hole in the ground financially.
PS as far as emissions trading it is just another way to charge you for the air that you breathe! They charge for everything else.
Ok enough of my 2 cents,
DYossarianMember@yossarianJoin Date: 2006Post Count: 136kum yin lau wrote:Hi, is this Australia you're talking about? Property prices have been flat for 3 years? Where oh where? Can you name some suburbs please? I'm under the impression that even a hole in the ground has gone up in price. My PM actually said that someone might need it for a rubbish tip. And he's right. The holes in Wingfield have gone crazy in price.
W Sydney specificallyjaysond79Member@jaysond79Join Date: 2007Post Count: 4
I think where a lot of the analyst are getting it wrong is not understand the principal of supply and demand. The US property market crashed because of oversupply in houses where as in Australia its quite the opposite. We have a strong net migration of people coming to australia, but construction of new housing is not meeting these demands. So in the foreseeable future, I can only see property price either stay PAR or increase. Certainly rental prices will increase as more first home buyers are pushed out of the market and force to rent due to increase interest rates and house prices. So for those who already own properties, we are all in a good position.wealth4life.comMember@wealth4life.comJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 1,248
Yes those analyst are pretty stupid people …
The US market crashed because of "Derivatives" read the conspiracy of the rich …
IMHO I believe the problem today has nothing to do with supply and demand … it has nothing to do whether u r black or white or what part of the world you come from … IT HAS everything to do with idiots in government and big business raping and pillaging tax payers money (that is you and me)
The problem is the banks have a LACK of funds to borrow …John1970Member@john1970Join Date: 2009Post Count: 8
Well your certainly entitled to your opinion, but lets just take a look at what your saying and perhaps a little enlightenment along the way – well my opinion at least.
Dan, I'm still a property investor as we speak today, in fact I bought a property 2 months ago and looking at developing 3 units. But the data is there to back up my (Garbage Rant as you put it), outlining how over inflated our properties really are, people, couples with good jobs, nurses, teachers etc. cannot afford to buy a house. Something is wrong.
Well depends on what house they want to buy really – the kind of house my parents bought as their first home back in the 1960's I suspect would be considered unlivable by today's generation, ie needs to have 4 bedrooms, rumpus, home theatre, office, 2 bathrooms etc.. well all that costs a lot more, but if for their first home they aimed for what they could afford, we'd probably find nothing has really changed, except peoples expectations of what a first home should be…Oh and the furnings and plasma tv have to be barnd new and classy, not like the hand me downs I was grateful for in my first home… so you tell me, are our expectations inflated or are the house prices. They actually can afford to buy a house. just like our parents could.
Our prices are much dearer in Australia than what they were in US before the crash. We have further to fall. The only reason we haven't crashed yet is due to the population explosion the country is undertaking, and a quick fix injection of funds, with no long term prospects.
Wow quite a mouthful there.. its true we seem to have the most expensive houses in the world, but thats what demand does, it pushes the price up, everyone wants to live here, so you have to pay to live in paradise. Now our banks haven't done anything near as stupid as what US banks have done with lending and given the demand in Australia, if a default occurs, its pretty much assured of being snapped up by someone looking for a bargain. The stats will back this up, the demand is going to continue folks, the population increase isn't a myth. So house prices are going to continue to be strong.
If the Real Estate Market doesn't crash within 12 months, at best it will just stand still, but forget your 10% yearly increase in property, those days are well and truly over. Renos and developments will still bring you profits, but capital gains?
Well again, the stats just aren't backing you up. If you go and look at house prices for every year since 1900 and then average them out, you will find on average house prices increase 10% each year. Of course taking a snapshot of any 3-7 year period will see wild fluctations, but it depends what you're looking to do in the property market. if you're in it for the long haul ie 10-20 years, you will see an average of 10% growth per year over that time, despite whatever crashes may occur. if you're looking to make a quick buck in the next few years – who knows, I personally suspect it will be a little flat, but I'm in it for the long haul so don't really mind.
I remember in the late 90's when I was investing , we all thought hosues were way overpriced and didn't see any chance of growth. Guess what, come 2001 and house prices doubled, in fact some tripled. I don't subscribe to the theory that houses are too expensive. Its what the market is prepared to pay and I don't see pay packets diminshing, so house prices will continue to rise and I fully expect in 10 years time my $400,000 investment property will be worth close to $700,000. I also expect my wage to have doubled in that time, just as it has over the last 10 years.. The world moves on, inflation occurs and we all go thorugh economic cycle after cycle. Demand wins everytime.. and its getting bigger…
John.AUSMaverickParticipant@ausmaverickJoin Date: 2009Post Count: 24
Really fine, rationale & measured comments John ! Your investment experience ( or is it your age ? …….shines through )
Thankyouwealth4life.comMember@wealth4life.comJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 1,248
Hi John good and interesting comments …
It is good to have the experience to look back and I was born in the 60s which is another generation again …
Yes prices going up because of civil works and labor costs not to mention materials for housing …
The only change over time in the last 10 – 20 -3- 40 – years is "times earning ratios"
In 1984 a friend of mines husband bought a waterfront property in Hunters Hill (5 Woolwich road) for $425,000.00 – oh his accountant told him he was a fool haha … his yearly wage then was about $70,000.00
Today the property is worth 8.5 million (has a new house on it now) and his salary is $170,000.00 ???Brent CarrParticipant@brent-carrJoin Date: 2007Post Count: 1
This thread seems to be full of opposing opinions quoting heaps of stats to try justify a particular point of view. Everybody is correct because you are all part of the market. Just like opinion influences the share market, same thing happens with property.
Just because some postings seem negative does not mean they need to be attacked with heaps of positive quotes and stats. Property in Australia is overpriced in many areas (regardless of whether your nurse sister or friend teacher managed to buy one) but the fact remains, people are still buying them . I'm a migrant here (South African) after living in London for 9 years I moved here 2 years ago with my Australian wife.
Somebody above said 'everyone wants to live here, so you have to pay to live in paradise' – that’s the kind of opinions news papers love. I'm certain it’s not paradise!!! I see many problems Australia has created for itself that locals don’t see. I still have an apartment in Australia and one in Cape Town so I get to see how different markets work. Fact is, I like the Australian property market. I have property here and will continue to invest in it. It may stagnate but not sure we will see major corrections and time soon (I was there listening to Harry Dent). He understands the numbers but not sure he gets the market here. Supply and demand will continue to drive property for a long time yet. The Australian gov does not seem to want to intervene and do anything drastic at all to make cheaper housing. In South Africa they are now forcing developers to create "affordable housing" in any new prime golf estate developments. Defeats the purpose of a golf estate don’t you think? You should hear the moaning
Anyway – one more opinion for you to mull over … don’t hate
Nah I like it, You are very right that we are all part of the market and yes if sentiment is good all our profits go up so we probably all have some sort of interest to push. I never said property wasn't overpriced. Yeah in many areas it is ridiculous. I rent in one of those areas. I was making the point that everyone seems to think that people in middle income bracketed jobs will not be able to buy houses, but their incomes will inflate over time right alongside the property market. Yeah ok property prices may be many times the average income but people will still be able to buy property. Either that or in our capital cities they will start living in alternative style accomodation such as barges like the do in London. (Tell me if I'm wrong Brent)
I thought our govt was doing the 'affordable' thing with NRAS housing, we will see how that goes.
And yeah, yeah it is paradise that's why we live here and not Antarctica
W4L if your friend was to buy Sydney waterfront today his Salary would have to be that much (don't know many people who earn that much in Sydney? Really?) If the wages couldn't keep up with the loans property prices would be MUCH lower.
Just some thoughts….
D1WinnerParticipant@1winnerJoin Date: 2004Post Count: 477Brent Carr wrote:Property in Australia is overpriced in many areas (regardless of whether your nurse sister or friend teacher managed to buy one) but the fact remains, people are still buying them…..
Here we go with the "overpriced" again. Can someone please tell me who is this misterious entity who is robbing people out of their money and force them to buy overpriced properties? I wish I knew how it is done really, because I would like to learn how to sell overpriced machinery and make a killing in the process. Do I need a gun perhaps?
Quote:….. I'm certain it’s not paradise!!! I see many problems Australia has created for itself that locals don’t see.
Thank God for those discerning South Africans who have a wealth of experience in this and can enlighten us poor sods.Quote:The Australian gov does not seem to want to intervene and do anything drastic at all to make cheaper housing. In South Africa they are now forcing developers to create "affordable housing" in any new prime golf estate developments.
Now there is a novel idea! Affordable housing, of course!…how didn't I think of that? May be you should tell Keving to tell Obummer now that they are all chum chum. Could tell him at the next meeting at the Church of Climatology they are both fervorous members. I am sure the US market has never heard of it before.
Don't worry 1Winner,
There seems to be quite a few subscribers to the "Australia's Not Uniquly Special Society" or A.N.U.S.'S for short. They seem to have insider knowledge about some other tropical island paradise where there are clean wide roads, good health care and schools and plenty of opportunities to buy houses and own business's. Where everyone is treated equal and can get a fair go.
I have tried to google earth this mystery island but have so far been unable to discover its whereabouts. If only I subscribed to this club!
Yours in cheek
Dnew_startMember@new_startJoin Date: 2009Post Count: 19
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