2012 Property Forecast?

I have just written a blog on an article  from the Weekend Australian, Weekend property Jan 14th-15th 2012

Some predictions from 4 Industry specialists:

“This year is lining up as one of two halves, where the first is quite weak, reflecting pre-rate-cut times, and the second half strengthens.” John freedman, head of property analysis, UBS.

“The November rate cut translated immediately into a significant jump in property transactions for our group. we’re seeing a return if 1st home buyers, confidence and sales.” Brian White, chairman, Ray White Group.

“By mid-year you’ll really ss 1st home buyers back and we’ll see activity in the middle-ring suburbs.” Jason Anderson, senior economist, Macroplan.

“The outlook is murky. there is general economic uncertainty which is not specific to housing, but what we can say with confidence is that Australia will cope. we don’t see a doomsday.” Harley Dale, chief economist, Housing Australia.



Author: Dianne Ray

I have almost thirty years in business management in the hospitality, tourism, hospitality, real estate and service industries and in education as a teacher in secondary schools and TAFE Colleges. I was born in the Western District in Victoria, my schooling was in Hamilton and Melbourne and my Tertiary Education was at Melbourne and Monash Universities. My family consists of 4 sons, 3 daughter in laws and 5 grandchildren. Over the last 9 years I made my home in Noosa, Queensland and since February 2011 have moved to Brighton, a suburb of Brisbane and contract to 2nd Avenue Realty as a licensed real estate agent. Selling residential property in the the Sandgate, Shorncliffe, Brighton, Deagon, Bracken Ridge and other areas. I also sell and market boutique accommodation properties, such as Bed & Breakfasts,Self contained Cottages around Australia on http://www.dianneray.com Over my life time I have travelled extensively throughout Australia and numerous times overseas. My interests are obviously travel, all aspects of sport especially golf, outdoor pursuits, fine dining, appreciation of wine and love meeting people. I gained my Bachelor of Education and taught secondary and TAFE students for a number of years and studied for my Masters in Business Administration. I have been self employed for the last 20 years comprising owning and operating an exclusive 4.5 star B&B; established an e-commerce business involving the hospitality and accommodation industry; in selling, marketing, training workshops, relief service and management. I changed my career path ten years ago and concentrated on real estate and business broking. I am a licensed real estate agent in Queensland. My involvement in real estate has been very satisfying and I enjoy the interaction with the buyers and sellers. In my role as a real estate agent, I am able to effectively fulfil the needs of clients and this is my passion, and to use my skills to obtain a win/win situation for everyone involved. I believe in the old traditional values of respect, integrity and genuineness and I am very passionate about helping people with their needs and I focus on listening to and genuinely helping my clients. I am a very honest, natural outgoing person who enjoys life to the fullest “My mission is to live with integrity and compassion and to make a positive difference in the lives of others”