"I think later in the decade towards 2008, house price inflation will start to pick up." – June 2006
“So I don't see the end of house-price inflation for the country as a whole, and I think that by about next year you could start seeing a recovery in house-price inflation after some further decline this year...I think commercial property returns are going to be excellent for the rest of the decade.” – April 2007
“I expect to see a gradual uptick in demand for residential property towards the middle of the year...I don't think one should probably wait much longer. If one's holding out for price deflation I think you're probably going to be disappointed... I don't think it's a situation where we're going to see price deflation on a significant scale.” – February 2008
“You mustn’t count residential property out, from a point of view of getting into the market. The good time to get into residential property is probably just about here, as residential is probably near the bottom of the cycle.” – September 2008
“Yes, I’m afraid the whole global crisis has gone substantially further than most of us expected - it’s taken the property downturn that started back in 2004 to worse levels, and we’re into price deflation and there’s not a lot we can do about the situation as to where we are.” -- Business Day Summit business show transcript, January 13 2009
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