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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The ANZ-Roy Morgan Australian Consumer Confidence index dropped by 1.1% last week continuing its downward trend That’s not good for our economy or for property. When people feel feel confident they’re more likely to spend their money and when they’re not confident about their jobs and their financial  future, they keeps their hands in their…

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Property is back in the news and making headlines again. But in a very different way to this time last year. Rather than being worried about property Armagedon, now the commentaotrs are asking how strong will the markets be with a recent forecast by SQM Research suggesting dwelling prices could rise by more than 15%…

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Wherever you look property is in the news. And while there are many more good news stories than there were at the beginning of the year, there is also a lot of conflicting information. So to bring some clarity to some of the recent news stories, let’s have a chat with Australia’s leading housing economist,…

If you’re a property investor, in business, or an entrepreneur, you’re really going to enjoy today’s show.  Simon Kuestenmacher, Director of Research at The Demographics Group, is joining the podcast today, and we’re going to talk a bit about demographics – how many Australians there are, where they’re living, where they want to live.  But…

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Auction clearance rates around Australia were  strong once again this weekend, but down a little compared to the past few weeks however the number of properties put to auction have increased substantially Sydney produced another strong performance recording a 75.3% clearance rate. Melbourne returned a respectable clearance rate of 72.8% considering 1,129 properties went to…