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Steve keen latest update. 2017 recession, 20-70% drop in house prices

Discussion in 'Property Market Economics' started by Barny, 30th Jul, 2016.

  1. Barny

    Barny Well-Known Member

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    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    Isn't that what he said last time... when he sold his house and then the prices shot up. He should have held his house, just to hedge his bets.

    Our three sons have all bought houses. I've suggested my brother get his 20 year old daughter to buy a cheapie townhouse for around $300k (one of his sons has one), rent it out while she is going to uni for the next three to four years. With such a cheap buy in price, the rent would cover the loan.

    He said to me "what if house prices crash?" and "what if interest rates rise?"

    I said if that happens, at least she can move into her own place, get a few friends to move in and not have to pay rent somewhere.

    My brother and I (and I love him and respect him) are "chalk and cheese" when it comes to investment houses. He is too cautious and I'm not cautious enough.

    If things go bad, if the economy tanks, and if house prices crash, then we will deal with it like everyone else will have to. We will not be alone.
     
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    vbplease Well-Known Member

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    If I was as bad at my job as Keen, I would have been unemployed a long time ago.. Surely the only reason he still gets media attention is because his views are so extreme? Wouldn't waste my time listening to his interviews.
     
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    Barny Well-Known Member

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    I understand his predictions have been wrong on many occasions, but how bout the actual questions that were asked in the interview, and his responses?
     
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    Oh man! With those sensationalist headlines Its hard to take that claim seriously...

    Which kinda sucks as he does have a point. A recession is totally plausible at this point, has been for some time. I don't think anyone on here would deny that.

    I doubt it will be as grave as he makes it out to be, but having a big buffer and deleveraging is probably not a bad idea.
     
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    Azazel Well-Known Member

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    Geeze, is this guy still around?
    He must have been born without an embarrassment gene.
     
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    Sadly, at some point, he will most likely be correct.
    And then he will be 'the guy that predicted the crash'

    He clearly isn't betting on it though, otherwise he would have gone broke a long time ago.

    I'd love to know how/where he makes his money.

    Blacky
     
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    Terry_w Solicitor, Finance Broker, CTA Business Member

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    Yes, he will get it right one day. Like that Harry Dent guy.
     
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    There is a huge difference between 20% and 70% though. Hedging his bets somewhat?
     
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    What will change in supply and demand to warrant such a shift? (I did not watch the IV)
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Arthur Dent has more credibility :p
     
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    I predict there will be a price movement of between +100% to -100%. Yes i called it. These other noobs got nothing on me.
     
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  13. Colin Rice

    Colin Rice Mortgage Broker Australia Wide Business Member

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    Make enough predictions and one will eventually come to pass.

    Recessions are part of the economic cycle and also when the most opportunities are available, so when one comes why are people surprised.

    If your not in negatively geared territory and have tenants plus some cash buffers you can ride it out comfortably.

    In the current environment for Perth you can create equity and therefore be in a neutral to positive position either-way if done right!
     
  14. Barny

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    He said 20-70% because he went by other countries that have also dropped by that amount similar to our country.
     
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    Colin Rice Mortgage Broker Australia Wide Business Member

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    Thats certain to come to pass :)
     
  16. Colin Rice

    Colin Rice Mortgage Broker Australia Wide Business Member

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    Im not saying it is out of the realms of possibility but is he comparing apples with apples taking into account population growth or lack of as well as credit policies of lending institutions to name a few variables to consider?

    Where the countries he is comparing to experiencing population growth or deficit as this would be a major driving factor for demand?
     
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    The sun will rise tomorrow.
     
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    The Pokèmon will Go.
     
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    This guy sounds like someone who picks the winner after the race
     
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    Yes!