481 | Property Market Outlook 2024


It’s everybody’s favourite time of the year…  

(No, it’s not Christmas. Or your birthday. Well, it’s actually OUR birthday month and we’re giving you a present: Our Free Suburb Report 😉) 

It is, however, that time of year when we bring you…  

Our 2024 Property Market Outlook!   

Using expert data from the past 12 months and our own countless years of experience, we’re covering…  

👉 The headlines we saw in 2023 (and the #1 biggest derailer the Gov didn’t expect) 
👉 Why did we see housing prices soar? (With economic insights)
👉 The Big Focus of 2024, plus the one critical number the RBA is waiting to change before interest rates drop

👉 Where will the plane land? Interest rates, inflation figures & the easing cycle  
👉 What investors want to see in business investment data
👉 The Supply Story: What data reveals about future sale and rent volume   
👉 The downside risks and critical upsides in 2024
👉 Will property prices grow over the next 12 months?  
👉 The Rental Story: Will the crisis continue?  
👉 The most challenged markets and what markets we predict to see growth in!  
👉 Rental Rises: Who are the price makers and takers today?      

Tune in now to hear us honestly assess the past predictions and forecast the future of Australia’s housing market! 


P.S. The Property Investors Council of Australia (PICA) needs support! As mentioned in “What’s Making Property News”, PICA is a not-for-profit organisation that gives property investors across Australia a voice. Any membership or donation helps. Become a member, donate or find out more today >>   


Free Stuff Mentioned

  • Our Birthday Present to You: Free Suburb Report 
    Go one level deeper than our Property Market Outlook. Learn how your suburb has performed and its changing community and properties. ‘Cos it’s our birthday month, we’re also giving it away for $0 (Usually RRP $40)   
  • Share what’s on your mind through our SpeakPipe: Leave us your raving reviews, little lifehacks and burning questions – and if we mention it on the podcast, you’ll get a free Start & Build course as our thank you 😊   



  • 0:00 – Property Market Outlook 2024 
  • 1:39 – Free Suburb Report  
  • 5:29 – Thank you, Muzzaaa (Let us know what’s on your mind & get a free Start & Build course!)  
  • 6:27 – Mindset Minute: There are two ways to use money… 
  • 7:14 – What happened in 2023?  
  • 10:07 – Why have housing prices soared?  
  • 11:37 – Last year, we got THIS wrong…  
  • 12:20 – The Water Wheel is slowing 
  • 14:44 – The big headline of 2024 
  • 15:07 – What we want to see in Business Investment data 
  • 17:15 – Are businesses and government still splurging on spending?  
  • 18:45 – The number that needs to change before interest rates drop… 
  • 21:27 – The drivers of demand  
  • 23:51 – Our assumptions  
  • 26:32 – The dangerous derailers  
  • 27:29 – The supply story: What the data reveals about future sales and rent volume  
  • 30:01 – New financing for investors & owner-occupiers 
  • 32:51 – The incoming storm: The #7 downside risks 
  • 35:38 – Here’s the exciting upsides!  
  • 37:06 – Buyer Demand across Australia 
  • 38:59 – Days on Market & Vendor Discounts: What do they signal?  
  • 41:32 – Use THIS sophisticated tool for predicting growth…  
  • 43:53 – Good signs for property prices  
  • 45:31 The rental story: Will the crisis continue?  
  • 48:12 – The most challenged markets 
  • 50:29 – Let’s consolidate: Big 4 bank’s outlook & what markets we predict to see growth 
  • 53:38 – The Commuter Belt is driving… 
  • 54:44 – Why Melbourne is a challenged market  
  • 58:56 – Predictions for Sydney  
  • 1:01:38 – Our advice for 2024  


  • 1:05:44 – Lifehack: Sleep is the best meditation. Here’s how to ease yourself into it.
  • 1:09:57 – WMPN: Help give investors a voice through supporting PICA 


410 | What Happens Next? Market Reset, Rental Crisis and How To Solve It All! – Chat with Eleanor Creagh

Want to know what’s actually going on with Australia’s anxiety-inducing rental crisis 

Or where the market is really heading (based on insider’s data and knowledge?!)  

Well folks, we’ve got an extremely wise and exciting guest sitting on the couch today to share just this! Please welcome…. 

Eleanor Creagh!  

She is the Senior Economist at REA Group (the brains behind realestate.com.au) and is a trusted financial commentator.  

Specialising in property, financial markets and macroeconomic policy, she has a wealth of experience and knowledge within both domestic and international markets, and… 

She’s here to share all of this knowledge today!  

Here’s a sneak peek of the Q’s she’s tackling… 

👉 Is the Commuter belt boundary extending??
👉  Are we truly locked and loaded for a market crash
👉 Will Units vs. Houses be favourable in this cycle
👉 How do the experts identify we’re in a rental crisis and more importantly, how do we get OUT of one?!? 
👉 What is a realistic market forecast for 2022/23?
👉 How much further will interest rates really rise? 

 And so much more!!  

(Including how she made her life changing career jump, from studying Veterinary Medicine…and ended up in Australia!!)  

Tune in now to discover what the data reveals about today’s market, and where it’s really headed! 🤓  


Free Stuff Mentioned… 

  • Want to be on The Couch? We’re calling all potential 2022/23 Summer Series Guests! If you’d like to share your story, reach out to Stig here (We’d love to hear from you!!). 
  • PIPA’s 2022 Breakfast – The Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) is hosting a breakfast seminar! The event will feature an expert panel who will discuss the future of property investment, especially in light of QLD’s New Land Tax. Click to get your tickets.  
  • Read the results from PIPA’s Annual Property Investor Sentiment Survey 2022 here, and its official statement on its findings here.
  • For more from Eleanor Creagh, read her articles published on realestate.com.au
  • Leave us a Question! Have a problem you don’t know how to solve? Ask us on our SpeakPipe now. (Plus, you’ll get a free Start & Build course!) 


Want to work with Bryce & Ben’s Award-Winning Team? 


Here’s some of the gold we cover… 

  • 0:00 – The Incoming Gold! 
  • 2:31 – Exciting things on the horizon! (Don’t miss your chance to get on the couch!)  
  • 3:47 – The world is not driven by greed, it’s driven by E_ _ y!  
  • 6:43 – Introducing Eleanor Creagh!  
  • 7:40 – How Eleanor went from Veterinary Medicine to…Economics?!?  
  • 10:25 – Her First Job & Moving to Australia! 
  • 12:07 – Getting fined by the family ledger 😂  
  • 14:12 – From financially conservative to becoming a confident investor 
  • 16:25 – Australia vs. UK’s Property Market  
  • 17:37 – Trends REA’s observing in the 2022 market…  
  • 21:33 – This is how realestate.com.au tracks demand!  
  • 22:54 – Have Australia’s Auction Rates found their bottom?!  
  • 24:54 – Measuring Buyers Intent: how many folks are still property hunting?  
  • 27:27 – Unpacking markets within markets!  
  • 30:20 – Is the Commuter Belt expanding?!? 
  • 32:43 – Immigration & The Regional Shift!  
  • 34:51 – The Big Rental Squeeze  
  • 36:50 – How To Solve Australia’s Grand Rental Crisis  
  • 38:51 – Houses Vs. Units: What will we see favoured in this market cycle?  
  • 41:18 – We see THIS in every market cycle… 
  • 42:00 – APRA’s immovable buffer rate: what does it mean for you?? 
  • 48:05 – Eleanor’s Crystal Ball: What can we expect from the RBA and its interest rate?  
  • 52:27 – Is inflationary pressure set to ease?  
  • 54:08 – Realestate.com.au’s ultimate 2022 outlook  
  • 55:21 – Predictions of Each State  


  • 56:33 – Reflecting on the chat today… 
  • 58:59 – What folks need to do over the next couple months!  
  • 59:56 – What does your phone know about you??  
  • 1:02:43 – THIS is what we discovered from PIPA’s Sentiment Survey (Spoiler: QLD’s land tax is NOT helping the market!)  
  • 1:08:55 – This is the group that will suffer the most…🙁  
  • 1:11:35 – No less than a 300% increase?!  
  • 1:13:32 – Stay tuned….We’re flying to the Premier’s office next week!?!



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