Articles by Brett Warren

Brett Warren

Brett Warren is Director of Metropole Properties Brisbane and uses his 13 plus years property investment experience to advise clients how to grow, protect and pass on their build their wealth through property. Visit:


A common misconception is that property investing is easy.  In fact, many people falsely believe that they can buy any old piece of real estate, then sit back and watch their wealth grow. In reality, successful property investment requires a number of skills as well as the right education. Even when I started out investing…


Surely one of Australia’s most successful investors has snuck a holiday home (or even two) into his portfolio at some stage? It had never really crossed my mind, so I had never had the chance to ask Michael Yardney this question. It was only recently when we were sitting with a few of our clients…


Over the last few years more investors have been considering secondary cities such as Geelong, Newcastle and Launceston which were more affordable than our big capitals. Domain Economist Trent Wiltshire recently wrote: “Secondary cities  have been on a run,  proving more affordable options for buyers after prices shot up in the closest major capital city….


We’ve all heard that APRA’s restriction has caused the banks to tighten the screws and make it harder for many investors to get a new loan or refinance their existing loans. But the availability finance is the lifeblood of every property investor, giving them the means to leverage into real estate with other people’s money…