Last Saturday’s Sydney property auctions splutter yet again. It’s now a trend.

June 18th, 2017

Downward trend confirmed: paltry unadjusted 70% clearance rate just reported by Domain from another very high 33% non reporting rate. And yet again, lots of sales prior to auction.That's nearly two months in a row with the effects of APRA's t

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Heads up counter cyclical Sydney property buyers. Last Saturday’s auction clearance figures expose buying opportunities in a two tier market

June 7th, 2017

Regular readers will know we are generally not a fan of Sydney auction clearance rates published by Domain and other research houses.For years, our main concern has been the ease with which such voluntary reporting systems can be manipulated

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Just sail away Captain John McGrath

June 2nd, 2017

Captain, my captain.Coming from the Captain who sold out at the peak of the market and whose:IPO was one of the biggest bourse flops in living memory causing multi million dollar shareholder losses (down in 18 months from $2.10 to 57c) b

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Sydney development sites. More history repeating?

May 31st, 2017

We first mentioned these pressures in this passage of our 2016 Q1 CurtiseCall:"For the many developers who have paid premium prices for sites and need to sell at premium prices, there could be serious consequences of any reduction in demand

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The 2017 Budget and the Sydney property market

May 16th, 2017

Our take on the Budget:While the devil will be in the detail, there seems little on the face of this budget to cool the Sydney property market.But dig a little deeper and there could be indirect mechanisms with potential to increase mor

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