Preparation Protects from Property Pullback Predictions
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Market forces drive the value of property. You control the value of your debt. In uncertain times Matt Clayton, IMFG Mortgage Specialist, suggests focusing on what you can control. Prior preparation is key.
Is the run in property over? Focus on what you can control.
Home owners and property investors have experienced high capital growth in recent years - particularly property owners in Sydney and Melbourne.
Some pundits are now predicting property prices are due for a slow down. Macquarie Bank speculate that house prices will fall 7.5% from March 2016. Some economists believe this may trigger a recession. In fact Goldman Sachs believe the chance of recession is 1 in 3.¹ The attached article, and others like it, discuss the potential risks in the changing values of property.
Whilst a period of slow growth in property values is possible, and may be troubling for some, we are more concerned about your cashflow and how you manage your debt.
"The best preparation for tomorrow is to do today's work superbly" William Osler
In our experience it pays to review loan facilities before a recession and before lenders tighten their lending rules. We are already seeing lenders, with some prompting from APRA and the RBA, beginning to tighten their credit criteria. If Australia does experience a recession or a property slump in the near future, it will pay to review your existing loan arrangements sooner rather than later. This is also the time for those who want to get their financial house in order should you want to take advantage of a potential future downturn.
Matt Clayton is a professional Mortgage Broker for successful people and their families in the Sydney area. Would you like to reduce your debt sooner? Are you interested in preparing yourself to take advantage of a downturn? Ask us about our Complimentary Second Opinion Service.
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- Goldman Sachs Australia research note dated 11 September 2015
- Source: Barclays Research as outlined in The Australian
- Source: JCP Investment Partners
This article is intended to provide general information only and has been prepared without taking into account any particular person's objectives, financial situation or needs. Persons should, before acting on this information, consider the appropriateness of this information having regard to their personal objectives, financial situation or needs. We recommend persons obtain financial advice specific to their situation before making any decision regarding a financial product or decision.