Today in the Herald I saw a title “housing fall on the way”. I expected that this would lead me to a report where someone was discussing why they thought the property market would weaken – an argument I would have been interested in reading.
Instead I noticed they were discussing this article by Westpac. In the article Westpac says that low construction and interest rates will see house price growth move into double-digits by the middle of 2010. This isn’t a house price fall.
In fact, the Herald article doesn’t really paint a picture of weakness – outside of a comment that a change in the tax treatment in property would influence house prices. So where the hell did that title come from.
Let this be a lesson to all of us. Don’t judge an article based on its title, as the person writing the title is often completely different than the person writing the article. And obviously sometimes they write the title without actually reading the article 😉