If I asked you what gold is used for, you’d probably say jewellery, right? Well, you’d be half right. Gold has lots of other uses.
They say it can’t be done, but here at Money Morning we attempt to broadly forecast what’s coming next for the economy.
Once you understand the underlying forces which drive the economy, you will have access to insight that few people ever attain.
It has less to do with the movement of central banks or the stock market. Or movements in interest rates, inflation, or some other mechanism.
It’s based on the real estate market.
What happens in the real estate market underlies the economic cycle. And the cycle simply continues to repeat.
Property Markets History
A man by the name of Homer Hoyt identified the repetition of this real estate cycle in a book written back in 1933, called ‘One Hundred Years of Land Values in Chicago.’
A study of history as Homer Hoyt did it, with a focus on land values, proved the economy moved in a very clear sequence of roughly 18 to 20 year cycles.
It’s directly related to land price and it repeats regardless of government policies and the type of government in power.
And nothing has changed since Homer Hoyt wrote the book in 1933. The real estate cycle simply keeps reaffirming itself.
The financial reforms initiated after the global financial crisis, have only guaranteed yet another real estate cycle, as that crisis was not financial in nature.
It was a land crisis
And whilst the underlying cause of the cycle is ignored, the real estate cycle must repeat.
This week, an alarming study was released describing just how close we are to NZ housing hitting the fan…
Despite the pleas of denial from the mainstream, we’re beginning to see that the NZ housing market isn’t as bulletproof as most folks thought…
For the first time in a decade, the Auckland property market is bleeding red. You shouldn’t be surprised…we’ve been predicting this outcome for at least six months now..
With the new ‘shared ownership’ plan, folks can come in with whatever deposit they have…and can get basically whatever house they want…
It shocked me when I first heard that some New Zealanders do this. It goes against every rule of investing — don’t put all your eggs in one basket…
Once upon a time, in a beautiful country…there was a shortage of homes. In stepped a benevolent authority figure. He reckoned he could sort this mess out. Here’s that country today…
Landlords will pass on the cost of letting to tenants via rent…or via some other fee. But a significant change has been made…one that throws a wrench in this argument.
Renters in Mount Maunganui are being kicked out of properties to make room for Airbnb guests. Here’s why the local council needs to stay out of it.
How many hours of your time do things cost? The facts are astonishing…And they give credence to the millennial whinging about how baby boomers had it easier.
Very rarely do you find a situation where one person orders a service and someone else is bound to pay it. With letting fees, that’s the unfortunate case.
Frustratingly, it seems like the mainstream media have only one side of the argument to offer — that houses have nowhere to go but up.
When an expert on mobile tech predicts a big shake-up, we listen. Because a change in mobile likely affects more people than a change in any other tech sector.
KiwiBuild has started to roll. What many believed would be the silver bullet to New Zealand’s housing crisis has been disappointing.