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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


Busting 6 Common Capital Growth Myths
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Busting 6 Common Capital Growth Myths

We’ve moved to the next phase of the property cycle — one of lower capital growth in some locations and slumping property prices in others. But that doesn’t mean it’s time to change your investment strategy.  Real wealth from real estate is achieved through long-term capital appreciation and the ability to refinance to buy further properties…

These stats explain what will happen next in property
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These stats explain what will happen next in property

I keep careful track of finance approvals — they’re an important indicator of what’s ahead for property. As I’ve often said: property investment is a game of finance with some houses thrown in the middle.  The good news is that the recently released ABS stats show housing finance approvals rose again across all sectors in…

Here's what's happening to rents in Victoria
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Here’s what’s happening to rents in Victoria

In good news for property investors, rents are on the way up throughout Victoria. The latest Corelogic Rental Review showed that: Melbourne rental rates increased by 1.2% over the first quarter of 2018 while outside of Melbourne, rents grew by 0.5% over the same period. Over the past 12 months, Melbourne rents have climbed 3.5% higher compared…

The current status of apartment living in Australia - what property investors need to know
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The current status of apartment living in Australia – what property investors need to know

Do apartments make good investments? Well…some do and some don’t. But as we change the way we’re living, the right apartment will make a good long term investment and in this article I’m going to present a lot of data from the most recent Census to help you decide what makes a good “investment grade”…

11 Incisive Quotes From Albert Einstein
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11 Incisive Quotes From Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein is arguably the most famous physicist of all time. But he wasn’t just a brilliant physicist, however. As you’ll see from some of the following quotes, he was also a remarkably wise and had incredible insights on society. 1. “Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.” 2….

9 Simple Rules of property Investment
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9 Simple Rules of property Investment

I was recently asked to distill my property investment philosophy into a few simple rules. Now that’s a big ask… Distill all the mistakes I’ve made and seen others make, as well as all the lessons I’ve learned and those of the many successes investors I’ve worked with into a view simple rules. Anyway…here’s my…