Interested in starting a thread on peoples thoughts on the outlook for longer term property values. I think some of the key factors influencing longer term property prices, mainly referring to metro cities, is Australia's position as having one of the fast growing populations, in percentage terms, of advance nations which comes mainly from migration. Also the position we have being one of few western, english speaking, democratic nations in the asia time zone in a region with a rapidly growing rate of household wealth which has an increasing interest in Australian property. I suspect though that future property growth rates will be lower than the high rates of the 80s and 90s during the time of financial sector regulation. And that historical factors of demand growth such as first home buyers will negate. I suspect future growth rates closer to CPI are more likely. What do others think?