Beware of the rental yield trap

Property prices around Australia are starting to stabilise and they have even been declining in some areas. There’s little prospect of any change in the near future as the rate of overseas investment is slowing, the rate of population growth not increasing, interest rates can’t get much lower and governments are not promising any incentives…


Off the plan purchasers in Melbourne lose out

Resales of apartments bought off the plan in Melbourne are producing significant losses for their owners. AFR Weekend has found numerous examples of apartments in Melbourne’s Docklands, CBD and Southbank are being resold up to 24 per cent below their previous off-the-plan purchase price, catching out vendors many of who had negative equity – when…

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Here’s millions of reasons not to invest in regional Australia

I know some “experts” recommend investing in regional Australia, but I wouldn’t. In fact our investment philosophy at Metropole has always been to only invest in the 4 big capital cities where there are multiple growth drivers. Sure some regional centres are  great places to live and bring up your kids, they are not the right…

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