Articles by Michael Yardney

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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


Are you wondering what’s going on with the property market – whether you should buy, whether you should sell, how your property portfolio is performing? The media is full of mixed messages, so no wonder you’re confused.  There’s no doubt we’re at the next phase of the property cycle, what some call the slump phase….

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Have you ever looked at the BRW Rich List or reports on the richest people in the world and wondered what they were doing that you’re not? Well…they’re probably doing things very differently to you according to my good friend and best-selling author Tom Corley who conducted a five-year study of 233 wealthy people and 128 people living…

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Will Labor’s policies kill the property market? With a federal election expected to be called within the next 6 months and Labor proposing some controversial reforms to negative gearing and the capital gains tax discount, the jockeying for position in the negative gearing debate has started. Recently Prime Minister Scott Morrison warned Labor’s proposed policy to…

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How important is the level of your parent’s wealth in determining how rich you’ll become? Well…not much according to a  recent study by US-based Stanford Centre on Poverty and Inequality. The study showed  there is strong evidence that parental wealth matters less in Australia for the future income of children than in most other countries, with the…

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Cross-collateralisation is an important loan structuring issue of which many property investors are not aware. Knowing the implications of cross-collateralisation is crucial to developing a long-term property investment portfolio. So what is cross-collateralisation? Cross-collateralisation occurs when more than one property is used to secure a loan or multiple loans. For example, a person owns Property A and…