Sydney Property Has Some Certainty, But Nothing To Build On!

Sydney Property Has Some Certainty, But Nothing To Build On!

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Although the same can’t be said for Julia Gillard’s Fort Fumble – Malaysia solution backfires for government that failed to do its homework. If Kevin Rudd “lost his way”, Julia Gillard’s reign as Australian Prime Minister has been nothing short of an abysmal failure. The Labor government is spiralling uncontrollably on a course of self destruction – déjà vu NSW Labor March election 2011. The stench of failure haunts the ALP where many believe that it will be open season for people smugglers after High Court scuttles Gillard government’s Malaysian Solution. The clock is ticking with a Labor stalwart predicting ten months and Labor’s gone: Richardson.

Julia Gillard not only unpopular, she also lacks authority – John Howard the Prime Minister will now struggle to remain at The Lodge post Christmas. Peter Costello entered the economic discussion this week when he wrote in The Sydney Morning HeraldWithout a carbon tax, steel industry jobs might stand a chance. Looking forward, I believe that at this point in time a carbon tax will struggle to see the light of day. It is a case of simply joining the dots given Treasury warned in 2009 of higher Aussie dollars likely impact on manufacturing which in all probability would explain why the government rejects calls for manufacturing probe.

The greatest problem with the Gillard government is that it is politically deaf! To such an extent that Rudd last man standing in Labor rout: poll where Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd would be the only federal Labor MP left in Queensland if an election was held this week. Which got a bit more interesting given former Queensland Premier Peter Beattie will consider a run for Prime Minister. So, Beattie for PM? Gillard laughs it off.

BUY PRINT

Sydney housing property defies national downturn to record price increase RP Data Rismark Home Value Index found defies national downturn to where over the year to July, values in capital cities are down 2.9 per cent. Brisbane – 6.6 per cent, Perth – 6.3 per cent, Melbourne – 4.3 per cent, while Canberra + 1.9 per cent and Sydney + 0.5 per cent which explains why, home loans grow at slowest pace on record. In Sydney we are really witnessing fascinating market machinations where last weekend, Sydney had 362 auctions (down nearly twenty per cent on the same time last year).

Vendors aren’t selling which has led to rents increasing by up to eight per cent over the year an expected result with record low vacancy rates. Urban Taskforce CEO Aaron Gadiel estimates Sydney’s housing supply shortfall at 46,000 homes and predicts it will double within three years.  “We’ve seen three straight months where NSW private sector home approvals have trended down by more than 4 per cent a month.”

The slowing market convincing home owners to stay put which is actually a positive sign where Mosman has the lowest delinquency rate in NSW. Which takes me to a great debate over at Property Observer between Steve Keen and Christopher Joye, when Keen wrote, China our one saving grace as Australia’s debt- driven love affair with house prices faces the chopping block. Christopher Joye responded housing prices aren’t for the chopping block, despite the Steve Keen prophecy. As Christopher Joye points out – “Like most of Keen’s predictions, such as the “best – case scenario’’ during the GFC being 11 per cent unemployment and a recession “more severe than 1990 and lasting 1.5 times as long” (unemployment peaked at 5.8 per cent while there was no recession), his 2008 predictions proved way wide of the mark. For the record, Australian dwelling prices are today 13.3 per cent higher than the level at which Keen put his reputation on the chopping block, and 89 per cent higher than the level at which Keen expected them to be.

MOSMAN – 2088

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• Number of houses on the market last week – 105
• Number of houses on the market this week – 107
• Number of apartments on the market last week – 99
• Number of apartments on the market this week – 93

CREMORNE – 2090

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• Number of houses on the market last week – 13
• Number of houses on the market this week – 14
• Number of apartments on the market last week – 30
• Number of apartments on the market this week – 31

NEUTRAL BAY – 2089

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• Number of houses on the market last week – 7
• Number of houses on the market this week – 9
• Number of apartments on the market last week – 70
• Number of apartments on the market this week – 67

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 It is interesting to note from the past week’s activity that we are starting to see activity above the $5,000,000 mark again.

I was amazed to read Federal MP Rob Oakeshott says Australia should consider a road congestion tax when the reason why we have congestion is because governments have failed to spend on road/transport infrastructure. Obviously, he did not read the article I filed this week on Property ObserverStupid property taxes should not be a revenue stream for weak governments.

Source: The Australian


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5 Responses to “Sydney Property Has Some Certainty, But Nothing To Build On!”

  • Ann says:

    There is no shortage of material for the media with this Federal Government, its like a comet, unstoppable, heading for destruction.

    Meanwhile, business and consumer confidence takes a pounding and we are laughed at by other countries. Even the Taiwanese have produced a comical cartoon on our Federal Government.

  • Andrew says:

    Good reading. Thanks

  • Someone on facebook posted this this morning:

    Could the 3 remaining Labor supporters please meet in the lift at Sussex St. at 11 to chose a new leader. Thanks.

  • Gordon says:

    Be fair, Charlie, polls are saying that about a quarter of the population support the ALP.

    Which is probably about the same proportion as the number of people who now have a family member with a good Labor job, because they have the essential qualification – namely good Labor connections.

  • Ann says:

    It is not just the polls, its the widespread and outspoken comments from people who don’t normally talk about politics.

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