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


Have you thought about investing in commercial property? You’re not alone — faced with the prospect of more moderate returns from their residential property investments, many investors are considering this as an alternative. By this, I mean offices, shops or warehouses. In today’s podcast, I’ll be exploring the benefits of investing in commercial property, as…

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Property market sentiment has changed over the last month, buoyed by the results of the Federal election, falling interest rates and APRA loosening its restrictions on lending  however,  there was still a decline  in property values in our national housing markets in the month of May. National dwelling values fell for the 19th consecutive month…

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Ghost towers are springing up across Sydney. Now just to make things clear…they’re not haunted, just packed with empty apartments as developers continue to release new high-rise homes into a saturated unit market. 26,000 new apartments will hit the Sydney property market this year, adding to the 28,000 apartments built in 2018. In other words,…

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The late Jim Rohn was a gifted storyteller with dynamic delivery and thought-provoking substance. His philosophy was an important influence on me, so here’s another collection of his quotes to infuse your week with some inspiration: 1. If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn’t need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is…

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Auction clearance rates in Melbourne were very strong this weekend, while Sydney’s were down a little from last weekend, but they were still strong. Melbourne’s preliminary auction clearance rate for Saturday 22nd June was either 69.% (Domain) or 74% (realestate.com.au) depending on who you believe – Domain reported a larger number of auctions results (448)…

There are so many predictions about what’s going to lead to property price growth in the future. Today with Pete Wargent, I’m going to explain to you a demographic tsunami that’s going to change our property markets, and one that you really must understand if you want to own the sort of property that’s going…