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 the Capitalist System broken for property investors

Most investors are apparently obsessed with short term or even immediate outcomes, partly due to an in-built survival instinct that humans are born with which ensures our survival. The self-preservation instinct quite a useful behavioural mechanism for genuinely threatening situations – helping us to get out of the lounge room extremely quickly when Dancing on…

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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 a…


What HILDA has to tell us about wealth and poverty [Infographic]

How has the wealth of Australian households changed over the last 15 years? writes… Helen Westerman, The Conversation and Wes Mountain, The Conversation The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey, which started in 2001, collects information on Australian households, focusing on economic and subjective well-being, labour market dynamics and family dynamics. The…


21 Great Investment Lessons

With all the mixed messages in the media investment can seem daunting, but there are some basic principles of success both beginners and pros can learn from. In one of his regular insights Dr Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist at AMP Capital shared 21 great investment quotes and the lessons you can glean from them. Here’s…