Articles by Michael Yardney

Michael Yardney

Michael is a director of Metropole Property Strategists who create wealth for their clients through independent, unbiased property advice and advocacy. He's been voted Australia's leading property investment adviser and his opinions are regularly featured in the media. Visit

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Latest Stats Show Sydney Achieves Record Growth While Resource States Suffer Corrections

The Sydney property market is again the clear growth driver. The resource markets – Darwin and Perth – have both suffered a contraction in growth, with the decline in volumes and values of iron ore taking its toll on these markets. The unit market in Darwin suffered the worst contraction in the year to June,…


The psychology of successful negotiation: Applying life lessons to ‘close the deal’

Thoughtful and well-played negotiation is critical for buyers and sellers of real estate. In this two part series I will explain the intricacies of negotiation, because getting this aspect of your investment journey right can pay a number of dividends, whilst getting it wrong can have a costly, long-term impact on your property portfolio. And…

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International Business Etiquette [INFOGRAPHIC]

Have you been minding your manners? As business becomes increasingly globalised, professional interaction with overseas colleagues/clients has become more important than ever. This infographic from HubSpot takes a look at business etiquette around the world. What is considered natural here may be seen as rude in another culture. So read on, and avoid embarrassing international faux pas!

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WEEKEND READS: Catch up on the most interesting articles I’ve read this week

There are more interesting articles, commentaries and analyst reports on the Web every week than anyone could read in a month. Each Saturday morning I like to share some of the ones I’ve read during the week. So enjoy for some weekend reading…and please forward to your friends by clicking the social link buttons on…

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Strongest property market last month was: Melbourne

Figures to be released by CoreLogic RP Data on Monday will show that once again Sydney and Melbourne’s property market performed strongly. Dwelling price growth in Melbourne is expected to hit a record high in July with property values rising 4.8% in the last 30 days, up from 2.9 per cent growth in June. In Sydney, house prices…


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