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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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10 things to consider when buying an investment property

With our property markets performing well over the last few years there are more people interested in getting into property investment. However if history repeats itself, and it most likely will, while some will develop financial freedom through property, many investors won’t get past their first or second property. So how do you succeed? Where…


Australia’s medium density housing approvals near record high

The number of medium density home approvals across Australia is heading towards an all-time high, according to new research from Bankwest. The Bankwest Housing Density Report, the latest instalment from the Bankwest Financial Indicator Series, revealed medium density new home approvals are approaching a 20-year high, with 85,323 approvals in the 12 months to November…


The Wilson Curve – another way to look at the Property Cycle

We all know the property market moves in cycles. But today I’d like to introduce you to another way of looking at this cycle to help predict what’s ahead for our property markets. Typically the cycle is depicted in 4 stages. The boom followed by the downturn, followed by the stabilisation phase which leads to…

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Another 21 great investment quotes | Shane Oliver

Seeking the wisdom of the successful people who’ve come before us is a great way to get some perspective. Last year Dr. Shane Oliver, chief economist of AMP Capital,  published 21 investment quotes that he found useful. In a recent Olivers Insight  he shares another 21 quotes to inspire and motivate us towards smarter investing. Here’s what…


Australian household debt blowout!

We are in the midst of a summer financial ‘hangover’, with household credit card and personal loan debt in Australia topping 101 billion dollars. Australian families should take borrowing decisions seriously, warns one of Australia’s biggest comparison websites The warning follows new research into household credit card and personal loan debt in Australia. Borrowing on credit…


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