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Will there be another banking crisis? NSW property post election, and 4 Corners on underquoting | Pete & Chris cover the 3 biggest property news stories

Leading Australian mortgage broker Chris Bates and property buying expert Pete Wargent kick off the first-ever "2 Sense Property" segment on The Australian Property Podcast.

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Leading Australian mortgage broker Chris Bates and property buying expert Pete Wargent kick off the first-ever “2 Sense Property” segment on The Australian Property Podcast.

⚠️ This is our more advanced segment on The Australian Property Podcast, but don’t worry — Pete and Chris break down the biggest topics in property into plain English. We’ll be publishing more educational-focused episodes every Tuesday and Thursday. 

In this episode of The Australian Property Podcast:

  • What does the NSW election result mean to buyers in Sydney?
  • Does this mean the first-home buyer (FHB) land tax changes are off?
  • What are the NSW changes to stamp duty under $800,000?
  • Are we headed towards another banking crisis?
  • Credit Suisse’s scandals and what it means for Australians
  • Are people falling behind on their loan repayments?
  • The 4 Corners investigation into underquoting properties
  • Property commissions – will they change?
  • Off-the-plan (OTP) commissions can be 6-8% for advisers!

Meet Pete Wargent, six-time author

Pete Wargent is one of Australia’s most highly respected financial and housing market analysts. He’s also a six-time personal finance and investing author, and writes one of Australia’s most followed finance blogs – petewargent.blogspot.

Pete walks the talk when it comes to investing, and he gratefully parked his career in accountancy, having achieved financial independence at the age of 33, as detailed in his best-selling first book, Get a Financial Grip: a simple plan for financial freedom.

Pete is uniquely positioned to comment on housing markets as the co-founder of an active property buyer’s agency in Brisbane, combined with his unparalleled ability to deliver powerful, data-driven market analysis. Pete also runs a personal wealth coaching business.

Click here to catch up with Pete Wargent.

Meet Chris Bates, founder of Blusk / Wealthful

Chris Bates is the founder of Blusk/Wealthful and one of Australia’s highest ranked mortgage brokers. In 2022, Wealthful (Chris’ business) won the Connective Broker of the Year award and was ranked 5th out of 16,000 mortgage brokers in Australia.

Chris started as a Financial Adviser back in 2007 just before the GFC in the UK. After four years working with High Net Worth Investors, he returned to Australia to work with young families and since 2012 his clients have only been young families in their 30s and 40s.

Pretty impressive, right?

Click here to get Chris’s mortgage broking team on your side.

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