DIGITAL DISRUPTION

DIGITAL DISRUPTION

Digital disruption is the business and social topic of the year, if not the past decade.  It has upended thousands of businesses and careers and its impact will continue.

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY

There is a lot of publicity about housing affordability, of late.  This seems to happen when markets change direction or focus.

MATUSIK PROPERTY CLOCK

MATUSIK PROPERTY CLOCK

Overview  –  A market’s position on the property clock is based around the strength and direction of several key real estate indicators.  These indicators include:  

BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME?

BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME?

Unemployment is higher in regional Queensland than the more populous south east corner, but the focus on ‘big’ projects like the Adani coal mine, building more roads and new power plants doesn’t address the problem.

VACANCY RATES

VACANCY RATES

Apparently, High-rise Harry will cease building apartments for rent if the NSW government implements rental reforms to improve security of tenure.

WHERE NEXT FOR INTEREST RATES

WHERE NEXT FOR INTEREST RATES

No rate change again today. The smarties tell me that a neutral interest rate setting is when the yield curve is at 0.5%.

SO WHAT DRIVES PRICE GROWTH?

SO WHAT DRIVES PRICE GROWTH?

Much, these days, is written about price growth, and to some extent, about rents.  A lot of it looks backwards, telling us about past performance.  Most of it is nonsense.  Less is said about future trends.

MARTINI GLASS

MARTINI GLASS

We have assisted several property players in recent months with their project feasibilities. Our approach is always the ‘martini glass’.

PUSH NOT PULL

PUSH NOT PULL

Take a few minutes to look at the table below.

MISSING IN ACTION

MISSING IN ACTION

Some recent stuff that has gone missing includes – Average Australian household size:

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