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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


[Podcast] Have You Considered a Property Joint Venture? | How the RBA Sets Interest Rates | The New Rules for Depreciation
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[Podcast] Have You Considered a Property Joint Venture? | How the RBA Sets Interest Rates | The New Rules for Depreciation

Have you ever considered a joint property venture to help you get into property or get yourself to the next level? Many people are having difficulty getting into property or getting to the next level, and some people are considering joint property ventures as a way to get involved in property development.  In today’s episode,…

6 easy money habits that will put you ahead of the pack
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6 easy money habits that will put you ahead of the pack

Too many Australians are still struggling with their finances. A recent survey of more than 2,000 people by comparison site Canstar found that one third of respondents weren’t comfortable with their financial position. That’s a lot of people!   The good news is there are plenty of things you can do right now to improve your financial…

House prices to fall further, but won't derail the economy
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House prices to fall further, but won’t derail the economy

House prices are likely to fall further according to the ANZ Bank and stall any interest rate movement by the RBA, but this won’t derail Australia’s economic outlook.  A recent report to ANZ’s institutional, professional or wholesale clients suggested that the weakness in Australia’s housing market has persisted longer than they expected.   The bank has revised its…

Australian Housing Update: coming back to earth | June Monthly Chart Pack
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Australian Housing Update: coming back to earth | June Monthly Chart Pack

Some of our property markets were soaring for the last few years, well they were in Sydney and Melbourne, but now prices are coming back to earth. And while some commentators felt our 2 big property markets would stabilise by the middle of the year, it now seems that our housing prices will keep falling for the…

What would Warren Buffett say about how I approach property investing?
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What would Warren Buffett say about how I approach property investing?

What would Warren Buffett say about how I approach my property investing? And why do I even care? Well… Buffett who is 84 years old is consistently ranked amongst the world’s richest people, is arguably the most successful investor of the 20th century and has an estimated net worth of $74 Billion. This means, he’s…

Why this expert believes a property crash is unlikely
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Why this expert believes a property crash is unlikely

Although “overall”property prices recently fell for the first time over any 12-month period since 2012, leading economist Shane Oliver believes a property crash is unlikely.  Over the years there has been talk that the Australian housing market is a giant speculative bubble propelled by tax breaks for greedy property investors, low interest rates fuelling speculation…

The 350,000 jobs created last year will be good for property
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The 350,000 jobs created last year will be good for property

Australian employment increased over 350,000 over the last year. Jobs confidence and employment security leads consumer confidence and that’s good for our economy and of course for our property markets. Employment increased by a seasonally adjusted 15,900 to a new high of 12,522,300 in May. Property analyst Pete Wargent commented:  That still wasn’t enough to…