Bubbling Over: The End of Australia’s $2 Trillion Housing Party – By Philip Soos

Executive Summary:

A great deal of debate has occurred in Australia on the notion that the residential property market may be experiencing a bubble, set to burst in a similar fashion to that in the United States. Over the last decade and a half, housing prices have risen substantially since 1996. The lack of affordable accommodation within the capital cities where most Australians live has resulted in concern about the viability of purchasing a home, especially for first home buyers. Rising housing costs have placed many Australians under a heavy financial burden, primarily that of paying down the mortgage on owner-occupied properties.

Australia Housing Bubble

Despite the misgivings of the public, the economic and financial authorities – the Reserve Bank of Australia, the Treasury, the major commercial banks and real estate industry – have provided assurance that a bubble does not exist and the “doom and gloom” scenarios of a downturn in prices is implausible, the result of fear-mongering. On the other hand, a number of Australian and US economists have offered analyses countering the mainstream account. Some of them accurately predicted the US housing bubble and global financial crisis.

Full Scribd:


ValueWalk Premium Subscription Includes:

  • 3 Write-ups per month (EXCLUSIVE content that you won’t find anywhere else)
  • Personal Track Record from Jacob’s Brokerage
  • Any question you have answered within 48 hours
Bubbling Over: The End of Australia’s $2 Trillion Housing Party - By Philip Soos