Investors pile into Sydney: Pete Wargent

Investors pile into Sydney: Pete Wargent
Investors pile into Sydney: Pete Wargent
Today's Lending Finance figures from the ABS showed that total lending is trending down from a relatively high level. 

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Investors pile into Sydney: Pete Wargent
 
You'll have to subscribe for my reports to get the industry level insights as there isn't enough space for them here, but summarily commercial lending to businesses is rather struggling along. 
 
Reflexivity in action
 
I will just take a quick look at property investor loans here, though, as this is always a popular data series. 

The value of investor loans is still trending down in Western Australia, though of course the median value of property has also declined. 
 
Most of the recent resurgence in investor lending since the ALP pledged to quarantine negative gearing deductions to new builds has been seen in Sydney and then Melbourne, in that order. 

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Investors pile into Sydney: Pete Wargent


Meanwhile, investors continue to give Darwin the cold shoulder.

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Investors pile into Sydney: Pete Wargent
 
Paradoxically, macroprudential policies implemented at the national level are needed by many of Australia's declining housing sub-markets like a hole in the head. 
 
That's ultimately why investors need to focus on quality - it doesn't necessarily matter all that much what 'the' Aussie housing market is doing, rather that the property or properties you own is doing relatively better than the rest! 
 
This is particularly true now that banks are becoming far less inclined to extend loans to investors for large portfolios, while implementing tighter serviceability criteria. 

 

PETE WARGENT is the co-founder of AllenWargent property buyers (London, Sydney) and a best-selling author and blogger.

His latest book is Four Green Houses and a Red Hotel.

Pete Wargent

Pete Wargent

Pete Wargent is the co-founder of BuyersBuyers.com.au, offering affordable homebuying assistance to all Australians, and a best-selling author and blogger.

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