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Australian Property Chart of Shame - Epic Failure of The Australian Property Bears

Discussion in 'Property Market Economics' started by Shadow, 23rd Jun, 2015.

  1. Shadow

    Shadow Well-Known Member

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    To celebrate the opening of PropertyChat, I thought I'd post this little chart that illustrates just how badly the property bears have failed over the past decade or so.

    Clearly the investors on Somersoft (and now PropertyChat) were miles ahead of the housing bears in successfully calling the direction of the Australian housing market (and building lots of wealth in the process).

    Enjoy!

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  2. Big Will

    Big Will Well-Known Member

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    Have printed it and on my desk
     
  3. Azazel

    Azazel Well-Known Member

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    Dildos. Is Steve Keen still around?
     
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    Wheres phillip soos
     
  5. devank

    devank Look, lets just get on with this, ok? Premium Member

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    He is still wiping his tears for selling his apartment for 500Kish in Surry Hills. Median for a 2 bedder is 900K now!
     
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    Lets not get carried away...there are many markets..some will drop by more than 30% ( technical crash)....just have a look at mining towns.

    Some part of Sydney are heading this way...thought NOT ALL of Sydney..

     
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    Keen was right. The market crashed! It's just no body remembered to tell all of the purchasers of Sydney real estate.
     
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    I've never seen so many dildos in my life!
     
  9. See Change

    See Change Timing Lord Premium Member

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    Shadow

    I still liked the one documenting where certain people bought and sold properties .

    Could you dig that one out and post it for posterity .

    Cliff
     
  10. Natedog

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    I am far from a property bear, but the heat in some markets is quite staggering! It's easy to get caught up in the excitement of that HUGE rising tide lifting all boats and everyone is watching thier equity grow and it's gooooood.
     
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    And then when the tide goes out it's baaaaaaad........
     
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    OR.....due to demand for our real estate that has now become a global commodity, and not just a shelter for a local, we could see prices get even higher and higher as our little capital cities mimick other global high populations cities into the future as they struggle to cope with population growth.
     
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    What's his name. I'd be happy to do this:)
     
  14. Shadow

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    This one? :)

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    See Change Timing Lord Premium Member

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    That one :cool:

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  16. See Change

    See Change Timing Lord Premium Member

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    I don't think any of the long term somersoft members have advised buying in Sydney for a while . Most have been happy to watch from the sidelines with some ( including myself and skater ) selling some properties to pay down debt while still holding the majority of our Sydney based portfolio's .

    Cliff
     
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    My view is that the peak is not far away.

    Tightening of lending practices (for investors), rising prices - many folks are going to run out of servicability etc soon.

    Without some drastic rapid interest rate risess (I don't see that happening given the economic situation currently) there won't be a mad panic for folks to offload properties they can't service the loans for.

    I suspect the result will be a flattening of the market (again), with a number of years of little to no growth until wages catch up...maybe 5 years.
     
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    So in other words, a normal cycle.
     
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    If that median liner scale graph is anything to go by soon houses will double every year. It's crazy to see graphs like that. And ones that go back 50 years plus and for people to say now. Today . Is the peak. Like this is the worst position we have been in, in the last 50 years , or 100 or whatever.
    Never mind world wars or GFC etc. this is the time it's going to crash...

    If I could I would still buy in Sydney. You may have to sit on it or a while but sooner or latter it will go gangbusters again and again and again.
     
  20. Shadow

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    The chart shows prices roughly doubling over the decade from 2005 to 2015 (from $500K to almost $1M).

    It shows prices a bit more than doubling over the decade from 1995 to 2005 (from $200K to $500K).

    And it shows prices roughly doubling over the decade from 1985 to 1995 (from $100K to $200K).

    So over the past three decades, prices have roughly doubled every ten years, but with the middle decade being a bit faster.

    There's no indication that it will ever speed up to a doubling every year.
     
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