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Aussie property bulls are back!

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Aussie property bulls are back!

A new wave of activity in Australian property markets suggests the recent downturn may be over. But, as a nation, is a booming property market, and surging property prices, what we really need?


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Andrew Macken is the Chief Investment Officer of the Montaka funds and the Montgomery Global funds. He established MGIM in 2015 in partnership with Montgomery.

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  1. One factor that may effect prices near term is the consequence of what is reported as systemic poor building practices nationwide, evacuation of apartment blocks, with concerns of collapse. Far too risky to buy an ‘aussie’ built apartment for some, as you could be left facing a large repair bill, unable to borrow more, and having to declare bankruptcy, and an empty apartment no-one wants.

    • Yep, I would not like to take out a loan at 0% interest for an apartment if I can’t get a reliable tenet to rent, I have to pay for upkeep including 100’s and thousands of dollars in repairs which keep accumulating, no one wants to buy the place because its value is falling.

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