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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


10 unforgettable quotes from Jim Rohn
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10 unforgettable quotes from Jim Rohn

Jim Rohn was one of my early personal development mentors. When he passed away in 2009, he left an incredible gift: his encouraging, uplifting messages and inspiring, thought-provoking quotes. Here are 10 great ones: 1. “Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish…

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…

[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,…

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…

More Warren Buffett Inspiring Quotes
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More Warren Buffett Inspiring Quotes

Warren Buffet is one of the world’s most influential people. He’s an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist. Here’s some of his inspiring quotes on investing and success: 1. Great Investors Don’t Diversify – “Diversification is protection against ignorance. It makes little sense if you know what you are doing.” 2. On Finding Honesty in Others…

Airbnb: landlord rights and responsibilities
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Airbnb: landlord rights and responsibilities

The rise and rise of Airbnb has prompted some landlords to ponder whether they should list their properties on the online accommodation platform, hoping to make more money. Before they do, however, they must understand the various ins and outs as well as their rights and responsibilities because successful property investment is about the long-term…