Articles by Brett Warren

Brett Warren is National Director of Metropole Properties and uses his two decades of property investment experience to advise clients how to grow, protect and pass on their wealth through strategic property advice.


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New data reveals the Australian suburbs in each State where house price growth has outperformed the rest over the past 12 months. PropTrack data highlights suburbs with the strongest growth in values over the past year in each statistical area 4 (SA4) region, which are geographical areas defined by the Australian Bureau of Statistics with a minimum population…

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Mistakes are part and parcel of life and I see them as opportunities to learn valuable lessons. However, when it comes to property investing, mistakes can prove to be very costly. So much so that they can often prevent investors from getting past owning one single property. I must admit it…in my early days of…

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Do apartments still make good investments? During previous property cycles new and off-the-plan apartments were popular with many investors. However, I’ve always maintained that most new and virtually all off-the-plan units are not “investment grade” properties. That’s because of their cookie-cutter designs, lack of scarcity, poor owner-occupier appeal, and propensity to create oversupply problems during…

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Australia’s population keeps on booming. In fact, the population of Australia’s capital cities grew over 500,000 in the year ending June 2023, the largest annual growth recorded by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Beidar Cho, ABS head of demography said: “Australia’s capital cities grew by a record 517,200 people last financial year, with this…

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Do you know the difference between price and value? Well, you should… because the two principles are quite different and can make a big difference to your chances of achieving financial independence or freedom. Wise words from the “Oracle of Omaha” Warren Buffett is an American investor, industrialist, and philanthropist and is widely regarded as…

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There’s a striking surge in property prices in select suburbs of Sydney and Melbourne, with some increases exceeding $240,000 over the short span of three months, recent data from CoreLogic reveals. This upward trend suggests a significant turning point, indicating a sustained housing market recovery in 2024. Sydney In Sydney, the suburb of Longueville stands…

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At a time when affordability issues make headlines every day, Australians are feeling the pinch, and properties are both low in supply and high in price; many fingers are pointed at property investors. The problem is many believe that so-called ‘greedy property investors’ are to blame for market and financial woes. After all, aren’t these…

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Benjamin Graham wisely said: The best way to measure your investing success is not by whether you’re beating the market but by whether you’ve put in place a financial plan and a behavioural discipline that are likely to get you where you want to go. Winston Churchill’s famous quote further emphasizes the importance of having…

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