Articles by 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 one of Australia's 50 most influential Thought Leaders. His opinions are regularly featured in the media. Visit Metropole.com.au


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According to an article in The Guardian Bronnie Ware, an Australian palliative nurse recorded the most common regrets of dying in a blog called Inspiration and Chai. And among the top, from men, in particular, is ‘I wish I hadn’t worked so hard’. Here are the top five regrets of the dying, as witnessed by…

Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines practiced every day, while failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day. If you think about it, it’s the accumulative weight of our disciplines and our judgments that leads us to either fortune or failure. So how can you become more successful in…

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You’ll never believe what’s going to happen to Australia’s property markets. Now I’m not talking about tomorrow, or next month, or next year. Of course that’s the focus of much of the media at present – what’s going to happen to our property markets in the short-term. But strategic investors have always had a long-term…

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If you’re keeping up with the financial media you couldn’t miss the forecasts of ‘property prices falling ahead’. And it’s no longer only the perpetual property pessimist, you know…those who have been getting it wrong time after time – that are suggesting this. It’s now some of the regular media commentators and the bank economists….

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Saving for a house deposit could take on average almost 20 years in some suburbs, according to startling new research by Finder. Analysing property prices and incomes in each of Australia’s capital cities, and in Australia’s local government areas (LGAs), Finder determined where saving for a home is the most challenging.  Unsurprisingly, Sydney was the…

One way of getting more finance as a property investor is to get a higher valuation on your properties. So how do you go about this? How does a valuer evaluate your property – what do they like to see, what adds value, and what makes them nervous? These are some of the questions I’m…

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Sydney and Melbourne’s property markets are coping well with the post lockdown surge in listings of properties for sale. But there are clear signs that house price growth is slowing down in our two big capital cities. With only a few days to go, Sydney house prices have risen 0.9% so far in November, well…

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Books, blogs, and magazines are full of great tips on what to do to become a successful property investor. However today I’d like to look at a number of things successful investors don’t do. 1. They don’t concern themselves that the markets are unpredictable. Successful investors are comfortable with the reality that their future can’t…

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What’s the outlook for the Australian property markets for 2022 and beyond? This is a common question people are asking now that our real estate markets are opening up from the Covid lockdowns. Despite a sequence of fifteen State or Territory lockdowns so far this year, property prices have been largely unscathed. And even though the rate…

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