• We’ve seen property falls that far exceed the national average, is your suburb on the list of the top 20 biggest falls? read here

Which Retailers are exposed to falling Property?


Which Retailers are exposed to falling Property?

As you well know, we have been calling an end to the Australian property price and construction boom/bubble for some time. And now property prices appear to be declining and auction clearance rates falling, the latter suggesting price falls are not over yet.


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Roger is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Montgomery Investment Management. Roger brings more than two decades of investment and financial market experience, knowledge and relationships to bear in his role as Chief Investment Officer. Prior to establishing Montgomery, Roger held positions at Ord Minnett Jardine Fleming, BT (Australia) Limited and Merrill Lynch.

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  1. Dear Roger,
    Looking at the articles about variables affecting property values as listed below your article we can see that the variables having a negative impact on property values are controls by overseas governments prohibiting the citizens for taking out cash out of their country and local controls on interest-only loans to make the borrower pay the principal earlier together with interest.

    The variables that have a positive impact on demand are (i) people leaving the nest and demanding property and (ii) people entering capital city from interstate and overseas. Of course the negative variables are people emigrating out of a capital city or dying.

    I can see that a decline in prices would be affected by regulations imposed on citizens transferring money out of their country and prudential regulations on the types of loans. Once that market ‘dries up’ wouldn’t prices go back up again given the flows of people into the capital city and people leaving leaving the capital city nests to buy their own capital city property?

    Could your Roger or any other person comment on this please?

    Thank you,
    Anthony of exciting Belfield

    • Those longer term variables have existed for hundreds of years and in all countries, and yet they haven’t prevented very harsh sell offs from time to time.

  2. Luke Fennell

    And don’t forget to actually get a fall in nominal prices the price is falling faster than inflation and faster than the increase in value to housing stock from renovations. More often than not the renovation is far more than simply maintenance and the annual investment is about $30bill per annum.

  3. david.chen.92123

    Jul 25, 2017 – Super Retail Group has decided to discontinue the Amart Sports and convert its 65 stores into Rebel Sport as part of a consolidation strategy

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