Articles by 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 one of Australia's 50 most influential Thought Leaders. His opinions are regularly featured in the media.


Today, we’re diving into a topic that’s making waves in the property market. I’m joined by Julie Toth, Chief Economist at PEXA, to discuss the findings of their 2023 Cash Purchases Report, which sheds light on a startling trend: over a quarter of residential properties in Australia’s eastern states were bought with cash in 2023….

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Have you ever wondered what leads to the ups and downs of our property cycle? Well…when we delve into the realm of investment markets, we’re navigating a sea guided not just by numbers and data but largely by human psychology. And yes, those ever-oscillating curves of booms and downturns that shape our financial landscape are…

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2024 is shaping up to be an extraordinary year for established “family-friendly” apartments (what many of us call “flats”) in Melbourne. These aren’t your run-of-the-mill units; we’re talking about properties that exude unique charm, offer generous space for comfortable living, and are nestled in neighbourhoods where heritage protections ensure the preservation of character. These factors…

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What’s the outlook for the Australian property markets for the rest of 2024?  Have interest rates really peaked now and when will they start coming down or will the RBA raise rates again in 2024? Will the “fixed interest rate cliff” and affordability issues cause a round of distressed sales and prices to fall or…

I’ve often said that demographic changes will be more important in shaping our property markets in the medium to long term than the ups and downs of interest rates or the vagaries of our economy, so I’m pleased to have leading demographer Simon Kuestenmacher back on the show. Simon is a co-founder of The Demographics…

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