We've all heard the hype from bank economists and property forecasters about the soaring property prices one moment and the impending market crash the next. But what's the real story behind these predictions? Are they reliable indicators for those of you who are eager to step onto the property ladder for the first time?

In this episode, we explore the nuances of property market predictions and the factors that can sway them. We're going to chat about whether it's okay to trust property forecasts and help you figure out what's real and what's just hype.

Join us as we sift through the data, share real-life stories about first-time buyers who've faced the challenge of unpredictable property markets, and ultimately answer the burning question: Should first-time buyers trust predictions of property booms and busts?

Episode Highlights:
00:00 - Introduction
01:58 - Should you really be listening to property market predictions?
04:46 - What are the limitations when economists try to predict real estate market trends?
09:08 - What impacts property market forecasts
14:10 - The media loves reporting on the the most alarming property market predictions
16:30 - How economists often neglect the role of human behavior in driving market trends
19:03 - Emphasis on the importance of long-term investment in property
20:52 - The dangers of biases in supposedly expert opinions on property predictions
26:05 - The importance of critical thinking when evaluating property forecasts
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Veronica Morgan & Meighan Wells 

Veronica & Meighan are both licensed real estate agents who exclusively help buyers. Together they have nearly 40 years experience as property professionals.

Veronica is principal of Sydney based Good Deeds Property Buyers and is also co-host of The Elephant in the Room property podcast as well as Location Location Location Australia on Foxtel and author of Auction Ready: how to buy property at auction even though you're scared s#!tless!

Meighan is the multi award winning principal of Brisbane based Property Pursuit, chairperson of the REIQ Buyers Agent Chapter & a regular media commentator.

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