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


One of the most helpful things you can do to help build your business or professional practice is to have a business coach.  Today I’m speaking with the founder of Business Accelerator Mastermind, Mark Creedon. We talk about the things that the entrepreneurs he has coached have done, which have made him cringe, in order…

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There is no doubt it! The Australian housing markets have turned the corner. Two interest rate cuts, tax cuts, reduced uncertainty around housing, more positive media and easing in the overly tight lending guidelines have combined to generate a significant improvement. Buyers are back borrowing money and looking for a new home or investment and…

I’ve noticed a trend recently that more and more investors are looking to get involved in property development.  They want to “manufacture” some capital growth because the market has been a little flat.  So that’s what we’re going to talk about in today’s episode – how to get started in property development But today’s show…

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Historically low interest rates and looser bank lending restrictions have spurred the fastest rise in mortgage lending in five years. The media has been full of news about this with many commentators excited by that fact that new loans approved surged in July by 4 per cent after the Reserve Bank cut interest rates twice….

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What is land tax? Who should pay it? Does it apply to my home? And can I reduce this major property cost which seems to eat into my rental income disproportionally? These questions are often asked by serious property investors who already have or are in the process of building a significant property portfolio. So…

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Warren Buffet is one of the world’s most influential people. He’s an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist. Here’s some of his inspiring quotes on investing and success: 1. Great Investors Don’t Diversify – “Diversification is protection against ignorance. It makes little sense if you know what you are doing.” 2. On Finding Honesty in Others…