Articles by Ahmad Imam

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Ahmad is Director of Metropole Properties Sydney and a highly skilled wealth strategist. He is a passionate property investor, has a degree in Commerce, is a licensed estate agent and qualified property investment advisor and has personally coached and educated hundreds of clients to create wealth through property.
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How does the quality of apartments affect their rentability in Sydney?
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How does the quality of apartments affect their rentability in Sydney?

In a softening property market with an over-abundance of new apartment buildings, there’s good reason for investors to be wary of buying new apartments in Sydney. Overseas investment, record-low interest rates and the unprecedented property boom have seen the number of new multi-residential dwellings in Sydney, many constructed poorly – in terms of both quality and…

How many properties does Michael Yardney own?
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How many properties does Michael Yardney own?

If I had a dollar for every time in my capacity as a property strategist I’ve been asked How Many Properties does Michael Yardney own, I’d be almost as wealthy as Michael. Well before I put you out of your misery and answer the question I thought we could have some fun first. How about…

Renting in Sydney just as unaffordable as buying a house
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Renting in Sydney just as unaffordable as buying a house

Some renters living in the inner-suburbs of Sydney are spending nearly half of their wages on rent. Rising rents and stagnate wages are pushing thousands of Australians from all walks of life into housing stress as more of the weekly budget is soaked up by costs of living. Spending over 30 per cent of an average weekly…

5 ways to negotiate price using a building and pest inspection
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5 ways to negotiate price using a building and pest inspection

Most investors think of building and pest inspections as part and parcel when buying a property.  In other words, it’s one of the slightly annoying, yet completely essential, steps to safeguarding your purchase when buying a property. They tend to be viewed as a kind of insurance policy, helping you ensure you don’t end up…

Most common property goals. How do you compare?
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Most common property goals. How do you compare?

Have you ever wondered what property goals the average investor is striving to achieve? And whether your goals are conservative or ambitious by comparison?  Well I’m going to give you a peek behind the scenes into the 2 most common property goals I hear from beginning investors and the 2 most common property goals I…

The changing face of Sydney apartment living
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The changing face of Sydney apartment living

Sydney is one of Australia’s 2 super cities. If you were an overseas visitor coming back after 20 or 30 years you would only just recognise our Harbour City – it has changed so much. One of the big changes is how many Sydneysiders live in apartments.  The demographers at McCrindle recently analysed the changing…

Do you suffer from FOBO?
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Do you suffer from FOBO?

We’ve all heard of F.O.M.O, which is a clever acronym and short form for ‘Fear Of Missing Out’.  Property investors that suffer from FOMO are usually urgently scrambling to buy property – in some cases any property. And are trying to avoid missing out on the potential for huge gains, most often in a bull…

The world's most expensive and cheapest cities 2018
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The world’s most expensive and cheapest cities 2018

While you may be finding the cost of living expensive, globally we’re not in the top 20 most expensive places for employees working abroad. While four of the five most expensive cities in the world in which to live are in Asia,  according to Mercer’s 24th annual Cost of Living Survey, Australian and New Zealand cities could become top…

This major demographic change will shape the future of our housing markets
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This major demographic change will shape the future of our housing markets

For the last few decades it was the needs of the Baby Boomers (50-64 year olds) which drove our property markets But now it’s GenY’s turn to shape our markets according to BIS Oxford Economics’ Emerging Trends in Residential Market Demand report. BIS has forecast that Generation Y (aged 20 -34) was expected to favour apartment and…

Buyer beware - are you dealing with a double agent?
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Buyer beware – are you dealing with a double agent?

If you’re in the market for property, beware of a potential conflict of interest from double dipping agents. The Real Estate Buyers Agents Association (REBAA) has warned consumers are becoming increasingly more vulnerable to potential conflicts of interest through real estate agencies that have “double agents” offering to act for both sellers and purchasers.   And they’re not talking about the…