Now that’s a knife and a party in strife!

Now that’s a knife and a party in strife!

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Little wonder Julia Gillard’s Fort Fumble finds itself in such a dire position on her first anniversary as Prime Minister. No candle or cake cutting (sigh of relief), even worse no partying: Julia Gillard reveals – why I knifed Kevin Rudd. Twelve months on, Julia Gillard and Labor slump to new lows which would explain why, constant internal bickering is the real explanation it’s not personal, it’s  policy – why Labor is flatlining.

When I read Julia Gillard outlines her plans for survival I could not help but notice her quote about the reasoning behind Kevin Rudd’s knifing “it became clear to me in the crucible of those days that the Labor caucus wanted a different path and a different leader.” A contradiction of terms (maybe) as Julia Gillard tells caucus to be patient when the Fairfax – Nielsen poll revealed that Kevin Rudd preferred as ALP leader: poll. The party faithful (tongue in cheek) found very few positives for Gillard in horror poll.

Alas, a year on, Rudd would do things differently which was met with a somewhat tinge of sobriety as the faceless waiters dispensed caucus refreshments consisting only of lemon, lime and bitterness? No thanks, Kevin. Party politics suggests absolutely no renaissance period for their reborn leader unworkable. Expectations of many more lemon twists: given leadership talk is killing Labor, says Peter Beattie, as party rallies behind PM.

BUY PRINT

This is a one – off aerial capture of Royal Sydney Golf Club at Rose Bay. The new swimming pool is ready for summer although I’m not sure what they’re going to construct in the vacant area below it?

Our invaluable Virtual Realty News subscriber mail suggests Julia Gillard has six months to turn the polls around given the Labor Party finds itself at odds (not great ones either). Betstar have Julia Gillard at $1.65 to lead Labor to the next election with Assistant Treasurer Bill (shortening) Shorten next at $4, Climate Change pioneer Greg Combat (I meant Combet) and Kevin (scissor hands) Rudd at $7.50. Little wonder consumer confidence levels are in rapid decline, or should that be a rapid response to economic concerns?

The rise and rise of the Aussie dollar has appreciated 21.82 per cent during the last twelve months which explains why the expats have all but withdrawn from our real estate markets. Manufacturing and retail have been hit much harder which then resonates through to consumer confidence in the Australian economy. The Westpac – Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment fell by 2.6 per cent in June from 103.9 per cent in May to 101.2 in June. Trouble looms on the home front which is a natural progression moving on from consumer confidence declines – what remains to be seen is which real estate markets will remain in a holding pattern and those that will endure declines.

Winter chills price growth amid subdued auction sales reveals that in May 2011, the average discount rate for properties was 6.4 per cent, compared to 5.7 per cent in May last year. There is a twenty five per cent increase in the number of properties for sale in Sydney as compared to this time last year – I will get to Mosman shortly. During the first four months of 2011 only 8,271 home loans were approved for first – home buyers in NSW. This was the lowest number of loans recorded for the same period since 2004 and is sixty per cent less than the 20,982 first – home buyers recorded in the first four months of 2009.

Jonathan Chancellor’s Property Observer wrote this week home buyers and investors more hawkish than economists – 83 per cent of consumers expect rate rises over the next year, but that’s down on the 91 per cent recorded in February, according to the latest Westpac Melbourne index of Consumer Sentiment. This explains why the Reserve Bank plays a game of wait and see as household finances dive to the worst in at least 10 years.

I love all this data as it allows Richardson & Wrench Mosman & Neutral Bay (RWM) to sell our market via our online technologies. If you are a purchaser (not just in Mosman) you are correct in thinking a property crash is gaining momentum. If a real estate agency does not use a blog in this modern era it simply identifies how behind the time their business model is – given it is imperative that our demographic market remains educated about what is actually happening in our Mosman market. The real reason why real estate agents don’t have blogs is that they can talk but struggle with writing – criteria just as important given selling is not 100 per cent based on speech.

Margie Blok wrote in Title Deeds last week – Mosman Millions and Modern marvel sold which prompted me to do a Mosman house sales analysis from 1 January to 23 June 2011. To make matters interesting I extrapolated data for the same period in 2010 and 2007 which was prior to the Global Financial Crisis (GFC). Remember there is a twenty five per cent increase in properties for sale in Sydney presently – as compared to this time last year.

Data provided from Domain Property Data and RWM Research this data is from 1 January to 23 June for 2007/2010 and 2011.

Mosman – Total Number of Houses for Sale

  • 2007 – 232
  • 2010 – 208 (a 10 per cent reduction from the 2007 peak)
  • 2011 – 161 (a 31 per cent reduction from the 2007 peak)

Total Mosman Houses Sold

  • 2007 – 211
  • 2010 – 183 (a 13 per cent reduction)
  • 2011 – 118 (a 44 per cent reduction)

RWM Research: The Mosman housing market is actually defying the trending seen in other Sydney suburbs given the available volume of houses for sale is actually contracting.

Total Value of Mosman Houses Sold

  • 2007 – $565,505,720
  • 2010 – $464,616,550
  • 2011 – $198,296,000*

*denotes that 49 houses have entered a zero sale price – the Total Value for 2011 is still months away from final determination.

Adjusted Mosman Auction Clearance Rate

  • 2007 – 40 per cent
  • 2010 – 35 per cent
  • 2011 – 32 per cent

RWM Research: Mosman has one of the lowest if not the lowest auction clearance rates in Sydney.

Mosman Median House Price

  • 2007 – $2,260,000
  • 2010 – $2,200,000
  • 2011 – $2,100,000*

*denotes that 49 houses have entered a zero sale price – the Mosman Median House Price is still months away from final determination.

Mosman Average House Price

  • 2007 – $2,680,121
  • 2010 – $2,685,644
  • 2011 – 2,792,901*

*denotes that 49 houses have entered a zero sale price – the Mosman Average House Price is still months away from final determination.

MOSMAN – 2088

  • Number of houses on the market last week – 104
  • Number of houses on the market this week – 97
  • Number of apartments on the market last week – 99
  • Number of apartments on the market this week – 99

RWM Research: The total number of houses for sale dropped below 100 this week which would have to be the lowest number available in living memory

CREMORNE – 2090

  • Number of houses on the market last week – 17
  • Number of houses on the market this week –  17
  • Number of apartments on the market last week – 38
  • Number of apartments on the market this week – 33

NEUTRAL BAY – 2089

  • Number of houses on the market last week – 12
  • Number of houses on the market this week – 9
  • Number of apartments on the market last week – 63
  • Number of apartments on the market this week – 65

For this week’s sales in Mosman real estate, Beauty Point real estate, Clifton Gardens real estate, Balmoral real estate, Cremorne real estate, Cremorne Point real estate, Neutral Bay real estate, Cammeray real estate Click Here

Now you have the most exacting explanation of where the Mosman housing market currently sits.

It is precisely twelve months to the day that ‘The Emperor’ Kevin Rudd felt the long blade of Julia Gillard’s knife given “he had lost his way”. The Emperor even had to cancel his one year anniversary which was brilliantly captured by Bill Leak this week in The Australian.

 

The Australian- order Bill Leak’s print

Cheers ^__^

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