Articles by Michael Yardney

Michael Yardney

Michael is a director of Metropole Property Strategists who help their clients grow, protect and pass on their wealth through independent, unbiased property advice and advocacy. He's once again been voted Australia's leading property investment adviser and his opinions are regularly featured in the media. Visit Metropole.com.au


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Property prices should grow strongly in most Australian capital cities in 2020 and 2021. And most Australian capital cities are set to hit new records this year according to Domain’s Property Price Forecasts – February 2020. Domain economist Trent Wiltshire forecasts Sydney will be the strongest property market in 2020 with house prices rising  10%…

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Times are changing, no longer is the property news all good and the many mixed messages in the media are causing some would-be investors to doubt their decisions. Fear and uncertainty leads to procrastination and lack of action as you tell yourself “I’ll get around to it”, but you never actually do.  So, to overcome…

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Warren Buffett is a far better investor today than he was 50 years ago. It’s been said that the secret to Buffett’s success is that he continuously learns. So here are 17 Warren Buffet quotes you can learn from: 1. “The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to…

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The 2020 Auction season continued on a strong note in both Sydney and Melbourne this weekend. Despite considerably more properties being put up for sale by auction clearance rates improved as the following graphic clearly shows Auction clearance results in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra  and Adelaide all improved compared to last week. Sydney produced a…

As we enter a new year and the beginning of a new property cycle, there are still many mixed messages in the media leaving many investors and potential homebuyers confused.  Hopefully, by the end of today’s show, you’ll be a little less confused because I’m going to ask Dr. Andrew Wilson, Australia’s leading housing economist,…

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If you want to succeed in life, if you want to become rich, you need to understand the success beliefs of the Rich and develop more of these and drop the beliefs of the Middle Class or Poor. Beliefs represent the acceptance of something without any proof to back up what we accept as fact….

It’s the million-dollar question so many investors ask: what’s a better investment, the stock market shares or property?  Outside superannuation, property and shares are the two most common ways Australians build wealth. Some find deciding which to invest in is a bit of a hard decision. If someone tells you only shares or only property,…

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 The Melbourne property market has been one of the strongest and most consistent performers over the last few decades. Over the last 40 years: The median house price in Melbourne has increased by 7.9% per annum The median unit/apartment price in Melbourne has increased by 7.73%per annum Of course, like all property markets, the…