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


Is Australian Household Debt A Worry?

Are Australian households taking on too much debt? Well…that’s what some commentators are suggesting and that’s one of the excuses they’re giving for our property markets to crash. However in a recent economic update the ANZ Bank have concluded that despite increasing to all-time highs, household debt levels remain ‘comfortable’ given growth in household income,…

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The Economic State of Our States | Commsec

How are Australia’s states and territories performing? Each quarter CommSec attempts to find out by analysing eight key indicators: economic growth; retail spending; equipment investment; unemployment; construction work done; population growth; housing finance and dwelling commencements. Commsec recently released its State of the States report which showed that New South Wales remains Australia’s leading economy, It has…


The psychology of successful negotiation – Part 1: 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…


7 tips to building wealth in the current economic climate

We live in an interesting world don’t we? Particularly if you’re an investor. The year has only has only just started and already we’re being bombarded with stories, statistics, opinions and thoughts about what is happening with “the economy”, “the world” and “our property markets.” Just as many of the world’s economic woes seem to have…


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