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


What every property investor needs to know about buying “off the plan” property

Open any weekend newspaper and you’ll see a large number of proposed new apartment projects being marketed before building has even been commenced and it may make you wonder – why on earth would anybody buy a property that hasn’t been built yet? Plenty of people do, you know. It’s called buying “off the plan”.

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4 common questions I’m asked about today’s property markets and some answers you can use right now!

With so many mixed messages currently surrounding property I thought I should give you some insights based my close to 40 personal years experience in property and having built what some would suggest is a very substantial property portfolio. If you’re reading what I’m reading in the media some are saying we’re in for the…


10 things you should know about how the mind really works

PsyBlog carried a great article explaining ten psychological findings that challenge our intuitive view of how our minds work. It shows how we often think counter intuitively. And this is not just about property investing – it’s about all areas of your life, because of course, the way you do one thing is the way…


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