MB Radio: Future of Australian property special


David Llewellyn Smith, Leith van Onselen, and respected Australian real estate journalist and buyers advocate, Catherine Cashmore, talk with Gunnamatta about where the real estate market currently is, where it has come from, and the factors which will determine where it is going. The discussion explores the role rising real estate prices play in spurring aggregate demand in the face of a mining capex wind down, while outlining the risks real estate faces, the implications of having an investor driven market with younger buyers priced out, the political status quo against changing real estate dynamics, and the importance to the real estate industry of having the media on song. Anyone thinking of buying real estate will find the discussion thought provoking.

The discussion comes in two parts.

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  1. Thank you all for a very thorough and relevant session on this Australian property phenomenon .
    It is leaving so many experienced investors stunned and wide eyed and repeating to themselves WTF as there always seems to be a gift from the ether to carry this Australian sacred cow to the heavens.
    This latest craze of foreign investors mainly due to a pathetically managed government policy brings a basic human need for shelter into the realms of a tulip bulb craze and which Catherine rightly notes is extremely dangerous.
    It is hard for a lot of people even those that feel it is at ridiculous price levels to not be sucked into the vortex.
    I have seen with my own eyes this past 5 years what happened in Ireland, Spain and Florida.
    This is just not sustainable, it is madness that has to stop and it will.

  2. A really enjoyable discussion, thanks. I hope you produce more of this type of podcast in the future.

  3. Great listen, but some answers started coming in before end of the question which I found a little distracting, was that a result of the editing or just interviewees keen to get in their answer?

    • Sorry about that Gents – Mav and velocity – I have forgotten to load that to the feed.

      As soon as I work out how to do it, it will be loaded.