Market Comment – Monday 14th January 2008

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Even though the market is yet to fire up there are reasonable supply numbers beginning to appear. It looks like there will be no massive shortage of property even though demand will still be outweighing supply in February and March. Even if interest rates move again as early as February, I still think property values will continue to perform well this year. As we see the first sets of clearance results from the big weekends of end of February and early march, we will be able to get a better idea on how the growth rate for property values will progress through the year.

Australia Day weekend will see the start of the autumn season with the properties going to auction late February beginning their advertising periods. It will be interesting to see how this years market will develop.

Ian James

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Ian has been operating his own businesses for more than 25 years. During this time the self taught lessons of building the business, dealing with staff, suppliers, clients and economic woes have been invaluable. Ian is a fully licensed Real estate Agent, a member of the REIV and registered with the Business Licensing Authority.

Buying property is not just sticking up your hand and outbidding your rival. It is an emotional, fiscal and psychological decision that needs to be planned and well executed. Ian is usually involved in over three hundred property negotiations per year; ranging from the $250,000 first unit purchase for a young couple to multiple million dollar residential developments. Ian's business background and endless numbers of negotiations make him one of the industry's leading negotiators.

Ian is married with two adult children, living in Patterson Lakes. He is a keen fisherman when weather and business allows the time.