Saturday, April 28, 2012


I like this quote from the Chief Economist from Morgan Stanley:
"Traditionally what has hurt people has not been rising (interest) rates but rising unemployment. I don't care what rate you're paying, if you have a mortgage five times your income and you lose your job, you're toast.''
See Daily Telegraph from 2009.
Easy credit followed by high unemployment rates is a good indicator of whether there will be a residential property bust.  Look at Spain, with 25% unemployment for example.  So at present, Queensland should be safe.  But if the mining and construction boom ends....

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