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Michael Yardney

About Michael Yardney

Michael is a director of Metropole Property Strategists who create wealth for their clients through independent, unbiased property advice and advocacy. He has been voted Australia's leading property investment adviser and his opinions are regularly featured in the media. Visit Metropole.com.au

There’s a pattern of recovery in our property markets : Rod Cornish Macquarie Bank

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At a time when some commentators are questioning the future direction of  our property markets respected  economist Rod Cornish, of Macqaurie Bank states that the bank’s forecasting models points to further price growth ahead.

He said: [Read more...]

Saturday Summary – the most interesting property investment articles I’ve read this week.

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There are more property investment articles, commentaries and analyst reports on the Web every week than anyone could read in a month. Each Saturday morning I like to share some of the interesting ones I’ve read during the week.

Enjoy your weekend…and please forward to your friends by clicking a social link buttons on the left. [Read more...]

We’re spending $3 billion this Easter : where is the money is going? [infographic]

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Australians are expected to spend close to $3 billion this Easter, and the infographic below shows much of it will go on  high-end chocolate brands, craft beer and cider, and travel.

IBISWorld forecasts that Easter spending will total approximately $2.9 billion this year, with many of us taking advantage of two long weekends in a row.

Echoice suggests we’ll spend $875 million in these 4 days alone on the following:

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What would you be doing as a career if money were no object [video]

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I was recently sent this video by a subscriber to my blog which really got me thinking… What would you like to do if money were no object?

How would you really enjoy spending your life?

Enjoy this 3 minute video- it may also get you thinking.

I know why I’m doing what I’m doing in life and I also know the advice I gave my children when they were looking for a career.

What about you? [Read more...]

The 20 Traits All Happy People Share [infographic]

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If you think being happy is something that happens as a result of having lots of money or because of your circumstances think again.

Happiness is a mindset and that’s why you’ll find all happy people share the following 20 traits: [Read more...]

First home buyers are being pushed out of the market by ugly greedy property investors

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If you believed what you read in the papers you’d think that first home buyers (FHBs) are being pushed out of the market by ugly greedy property investors, many of them from overseas.

After all… currently our property markets are booming and the chart below clearly shows that first home buyers numbers (based on finance approvals) are at an all time low at a time when investors make up a significant proportion of the buyers. [Read more...]

7 questions to evaluate 2014

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We’re heading into the second third of 2014, which is why in today’s message I’m going to share a series of questions designed to help you evaluate and glean the lessons and meaning of the last four months of you.

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Did you know 1.56 million Australians keep their credit cards a secret?

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A new investigation by credit card comparison website creditcardfinder.com.au has found one in five (20 percent) credit card holders admit to owning a secret credit card or lying about their purchases. That’s potentially 1.56 million Australians.

According to the study, one in seven (14 percent) respondents said their spending has led to an argument.

Those who spend more on their cards (more than $5,000) and make more impulsive purchases were the worst offenders:

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Is retiring mortgage free still an attainable dream

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Not too long ago the Great Australian dream of home ownership was considered a way to fund retirement.

Ask any Baby Boomer and they’ll tell you their parents taught them to get a good education, get a secure job, buy a home, pay it off and voila! You’ll be set for your golden years!

Well… it’s not really as simple as that – it takes more than just one house to fund retirement, but owning your home free and clear in your latter years is a good start. [Read more...]

Jim Rohn quotes – some vitamins for your mind

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Jim Rohn’s  inspirational quotes are one of the most popular blogs that get read on this site. Now that’s interesting isn’t it because they have nothing to do with property investing per se.

But his philosophy was an important influence on me, so here’s even more of his quotes to start your week : [Read more...]

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