Deflation and low rates support dwelling values through the pandemic, but could weaken the position of non-home owners

The latest CPI results from the ABS showed a 1.6% increase in the consumer price index over the September quarter. The increase was the highest quarterly result since 2006, and adjusting for a strong rise in inflation takes some shine off the recent value increases seen across smaller capital city housing markets in the period. Factoring […]

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Deflation and low rates support dwelling values through pandemic, but weaken the position of non-home owners

The latest CPI results from the ABS showed a 1.6% increase in the consumer price index over the September quarter. The increase was the highest quarterly result since 2006, and adjusting for a strong rise in inflation takes some shine off the recent value increases seen across smaller capital city housing markets in the period. […]

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Why blue-chip property values will rebound strongly in 2021

In May, the CBA released its bearish ‘worst case’ forecast for the property market. It predicted a 32% drop in prices! At the time I outlined why I thought that was rubbish and prices would not fall by more than 10%. To date, according to various data sources, property values have not slipped by much more than 2% to 3%, which […]

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How do valuers assess property values

When it comes time to drawing on your portfolio’s hard-won equity for re-investment, there’s no escaping the valuation process. While there are a number of professionals who can give you a reasonable idea of what your holding is worth, the one that counts most is the registered property valuer, because banks rely on their opinion […]

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