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Could property, Australia’s salvation, ever cause you and me a recession?
Will we have a recession?
Maybe. (Recessions used to be normal).
I have only ever worked through one recession, the one Paul Keating said “we had to have” in 1991. I’ve seen my fair share of ups and downs.
Since 1991 our property market has helped Australia avoid recessions, including in 2001 and 2008.
I am alert but not surprised at the number of people who think falling property prices are over. The fat lady is asleep in the dressing room.
It’s true Sydney and Melbourne auction clearance rates have stabilised but these are on very low volumes. Perhaps there is a bit of a pre-election rush to negatively gear.
In a speech last week on the housing market, Reserve Bank Governor Phillip Lowe said
At some point, though, the lower prices draw more buyers into the market. First home owners find it easier to buy a home, investors are attracted back into the market, and trade-up buyers take the opportunity to upgrade to the home they have always wanted. These shifts in sentiment and momentum are seen in most housing cycles, but their precise timing is difficult to predict.
More than they do.
I have several multigenerational clients and I recently counselled a very wealthy patriarch that instead of having yet another family office conference about family money, it may be a better idea to have a family holiday. They did and my invitation was lost in the mail.
This advice is the exception that proves my rule. In my experience, most families are happy to share innermost secrets on most subjects: fun, politics, religion, sex, health.
This advice is the exception that proves my rule. In my experience most families are happy to share innermost secrets on most subjects: fun, politics, religion, sex, health.