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 once again been voted Australia's leading property investment adviser and his opinions are regularly featured in the media. Visit

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How many investment properties do you need to retire?

Have you wondered how many investment properties you would need for financial freedom? I’ve found that while most property investors hope to one day replace their personal exertion income with cash from their investment properties, most don’t have a strategy to achieve their goal. So just how many properties does it take to enable you…

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Out-of-cycle rate hikes shake up the Australian home loan market

The cash rate may have been held for seven consecutive months, but this hasn’t prevented lenders from lifting mortgage rates independently of the Reserve Bank, with 11 lenders including two of the big four banks announcing rate hikes this month, according to, A new analysis by reveals 11 lenders have declared rate rises…