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Beyond the 2019 Elections

One Election, Big difference A lot of political water has passed under the economic bridge since the May 2019 Federal election. The feeling is that Sydney’s real estate market is enjoying something of a honeymoon. Looking back, we can see that from the beginning of 2019, the economy and the real estate market were in a holding pattern. In February, Sydney’s overall … Read the full post »

Sydney’s real estate pressure points

The Tipping Point At first, we thought our predictions for 2018 had been overly cautious: the first quarter of 2018 started off promisingly, with auction clearance rates holding steady at around 60% and climbing to a peak of 67% in April 2018. Then, in July, the tipping point was reached and the clearance rate dipped, finally falling below 50% … Read the full post »

Life’s a Beach: 2018 Sydney property market

Going South It’s hard to believe that half of the year has almost passed and we’re now looking forward to Spring and longer, sunny days. It’s as good a time as any to take stock of the past six months. Needless to say – given what we do for a living – Sydney’s property market has been the centre of our social conversations and I have to … Read the full post »

Vanishing Point: 2017, the year that was

In Retrospective What a year! By any standard, 2017 was a dizzying ride for the Sydney real estate market, with events that took even seasoned veterans by surprise. Here’s what we saw. In early May, when Rosalie and I went overseas on a family holiday, we left a booming market. Our last auction was a cute little semi in … Read the full post »

Q2 2017: Reflections & Directions

Taking Stock Once again, we’ve clicked over into a new Financial Year. Predictably, this is the time when Sydney’s property market slows down while buyers defer decisions until after the tax bill has been delivered. In the twenty-five years since Rosalie and I … Read the full post »