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: www.brisbanebuyersagent.com.au


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People often ask me what makes a better investment, a house or an apartment. I believe there is an even better question you should be asking to ensure you make the best decision. The question is… “Which has the better land value?” Here are my thoughts…  Understand the Basics Ask yourself, which part of…

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Where should I buy my next investment property?  If I had a dollar for every time I was asked that question, I’d retire a rich man…never mind the property portfolio! But when it comes to purchasing residential real estate investments, there are generally two different approaches. One approach will succeed at all stages of the…

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There are bad apples in every bunch, and property is no different to any other industry. Unfortunately, the property sector is largely unregulated when it comes to fraudulent “aficionados” because a licence isn’t required in order to describe yourself as an “expert”. So, it’s up to you to spot the Real Deal from those who are…

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As a property strategist I’ve dealt with my fair share of real estate agents, and I’ve found most of them follow a very professional code of conduct, however a few agents can and do adopt certain ways of doing things and speaking with potential buyers to push a teetering sale across the line. I’ve heard pretty…

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In today’s complicated economic climate, many investors are sitting on their hands and waiting to see where the chips fall. I can understand why. Times aren’t what they used to be, there’s talk about a world recession and the “R” word is also being used about the Australian economy. Sure some housing markets have turned the…

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Are you deciding whether to invest in property or the share market? While at Metropole we are property specialists, we also advocates for diversification, so a healthy investment portfolio should contain an element of both. Most successful investors have multiple income streams and are shown to hold and benefit from both asset classes. Therefore, this…

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Does Commercial Property make a good investment for me? In many cases, I believe that the answer may be YES. Perhaps a better question to ask may be “When is the right time to invest in Commercial Property?” You see there are many different aspects and considerations you need to understand when you consider investing…

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Are you looking to build a level of wealth or financial security like the majority of Australians? It is the most common answer I get when I ask clients what they would like to get out of their investments. ……“Financial Freedom” It is the Holy Grail of Investing and one that few people ever get…