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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


There's now a new model for forecasting Australian housing prices - and it works!
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There’s now a new model for forecasting Australian housing prices – and it works!

Wouldn’t it be great to know what’s ahead for our property markets? Sure lots of “commentators” have given their market forecasts for  2018, but what do they base these on?  While some do undertake detailed research, others seem to use “gut feel” based on their experience and yet others have vested interests used to confirm the properties…

Admit it- no one really knows what’s going on in the property markets!
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Admit it- no one really knows what’s going on in the property markets!

The evidence is overwhelming that we know much less than we think we do, even when we’re armed with all the data and reports. Sometimes especially when we’re armed with data and reports, because it gives us a false sense of confidence. Just look at some of the headlines that have come out so far this year: …

6 reasons most people will never get rich...
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6 reasons most people will never get rich…

Fact is: most people will never get rich, despite their best efforts. However, having worked with hundreds and hundreds of property investors over the years, I discovered that successful property investors do things in a certain way that helps them become rich, while others continue doing things differently and tend to struggle. And I’ve come…

9 pearls of ancient wisdom for property investment success
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9 pearls of ancient wisdom for property investment success

Confucius says… “property investor looking to create wealth from real estate can learn much from ancient Chinese proverbs.” Okay, so I’m not quoting Confucius verbatim, however the teachings of the ancient Chinese philosophers still ring true in today’s very different, modern world and have clear application when it comes to the business of real estate…

[Podcast] Why 2018 is going to be a boom year | Rich habits you must teach your children I It’s all a matter of perspective
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[Podcast] Why 2018 is going to be a boom year | Rich habits you must teach your children I It’s all a matter of perspective

2018 is going to be a boom year. But before you get to concerned about “what I’m on” to make a statement like that, listen to today’s podcast as I share my perspective and why I think this going to be so. In my mindset moment, I’m going to talk about some interesting perspectives. Then I…

A dozen productivity quotes to start your week with a kick
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A dozen productivity quotes to start your week with a kick

Here are a dozen powerful quotes from highly successful people to give your productivity a kick-start this week. Please add your favourite quote in the comments section below: 1. “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – Francis Of Assisi 3. “Obstacles are those frightful things…