Just saw this on domain. What's on the agenda for the Sydney market in 2017? by Jennifer Duke Essentially: 1) Interest rates going up 2) Apartment building to decline 3) Property price trends to continue 4) Investors to head interstate 5) It will be more difficult to get a mortgage 1. I agree. It's quite possible and back up plans need to be in place for an eventual interest rate hike. 2. I agree. The forces of supply and demand will determine that. Can already see oversaturated rental markets around Sydney, Central Coast, Brisbane with 'free month's rent'. This will in turn drop yields, sales prices, settlement prices and therefore increase foreclosures. 3. I agree. Markets within markets. Ideally I'd like to see my whole Sydney portfolio grow at the steady rate of 6% this year but I doubt it. 4. I agree. PC is well ahead of the general pack on this one. Wondering how long it'll be before new headlines read 'Perth is back and booming.' 5. I agree. Whether that stops someone from obtaining a loan is determined by their motivation and willingness to hustle. I'll just get my broker to sort that one out.