How mainstream media spins weekend auction clearance rates

May 3rd, 2017

With Sydney’s property market precariously poised, now more than ever our systemically conflicted mainstream property media has a responsibility to be balanced and not peddle fake news.The bolded emphasis in the quotes is ours.Consider this

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A Sydney property bubble? It’s starting to feel like 1990 and 2002 to us. We know. We were there both times.

April 5th, 2017

Sydney property bubble talk is getting serious and with good reason.This piece tonight from Dr Lowe pulls no punches. It's a long overdue and brave move given an increasingly febrile pre Budget environment.There will be more from us shortly o

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“How close is too close to a tunnel or a tunnel portal?”

March 25th, 2017

Now for the last post in this series.This one relates to the Premier’s leaked announcement that a tunnel and expressway upgrade will be built to ease congestion to and from the northern beaches via the Spit and Military Road – an infrastructu

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The next interest rate rise will be three times harder than the 1990’s

March 21st, 2017

This alarming article puts an historical perspective on the risks of over gearing in today's world where real incomes are falling,  underemployment is rife and now (if the latest figures are to be believed), unemployment is rising.Those of us wh

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A separate interest rate for Sydney’s heated property market? Why not?

March 5th, 2017

Instead of the many rushed regurgitations of the OECD's influential Economic Survey of Australia 2017, this more considered piece by the AFR's Jacob Greber is worth reading.What's lacking in all of it however is (a) an emphasis on the Sydney and

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