Is it time to be fearful or greedy in property?

The Michael Yardney Podcast | Property Investment, Success & Money

Sept. 14, 2023

In today's show I tackle a question that's been looming large in many conversations – should we be fearful or greedy about entering the Australian property market right now?

With the property market showing signs of both opportunities and risks, it's a challenging landscape to navigate for both seasoned investors and newcomers.

These contradictory sentiments arise due to several key factors – market fluctuations, interest rate considerations, legislative changes, socio-economic conditions, and many more.

The balance between fear and greed can be a fine line to walk, and understanding the current property climate is vital in making informed decisions.

If you're a regular listener to the show you'll know I usually have guests on, but today it's going to be just me and you as I share my thoughts and help you interpret current market indicators, and spotting potential opportunities amidst the perceived chaos.

Whether you're an experienced investor, a first-time buyer, or merely an observer of the Australian property market, I hope to provide a balanced perspective and some useful insights that could guide your decision-making process.

Is it time for fear or greed?

Amongst the topics discussed today:

       I reflect on historical events like the 1993 recession and Black Monday of 1987

       Similarities between today’s market and the market 30 years ago

       What’s caused the rise in property values

o   Why the same factors won’t work going forward

       Insights on homeownership and economic growth in Australia

o   The wealth of the average Australian and where that wealth can be found

       Reasons not to be fearful or overly concerned

       Analysis of the property shortage and population growth

o   How supply and demand is impacting property prices

       In-depth examination of the long-term growth of the Australian property market

       Discussion on the impact of urbanization, demographic changes, population growth, and wealth on the market

       The continuing rise in property value in our capital cities

       Reflection on trends in densification and community connection

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Some of our favorite quotes from the show:

“The current environment, today's environment, reminds me of those times 30 years ago.” – Michael Yardney

"We've passed the peak of inflation, but it's not going to get into that two or three percent band for some time.” – Michael Yardney

“I'm a long-term investor and I still see strong underlying fundamentals for our property markets.” –Michael Yardney


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