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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


State by state housing market & economic update | Chart Pack August 2018
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State by state housing market & economic update | Chart Pack August 2018

Who’s right about the property markets — the optimists or pessimists? The media seems so preoccupied with what’s going wrong in Australia, they’re missing all the things that are going right.   The newspapers and online media outlets continually deliver house price collapse headlines because it gets clicks but our property markets are not collapsing and our economy is…

Property Investment In Sydney - 20 Market Insights
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Property Investment In Sydney – 20 Market Insights

Sydney’s property market has been the central focus of the real estate industry in recent years… Particularly as it is Australia’s largest property market where median house prices soared into the seven figures in 2015. But now that the Harbour City market has moved to the next phase with slow growth in some locations, no growth in others…

Don’t underestimate the importance of location | Common Investor Mistakes [Video]
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Don’t underestimate the importance of location | Common Investor Mistakes [Video]

The more you know about the most common mistakes that investors make, the better your likelihood of building lasting wealth. In this series of short 5 minute videos, I discuss the common mistakes I’ve seen investors make. Today we discuss the importance of location. It’s often said that the secret to property is “Location, Location,…

21 Inspiring quotes from Warren Buffet
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21 Inspiring quotes from Warren Buffet

Warren Buffet seems to be one of the most quoted individuals around. This is probably because he’s the world’s most successful investor but also he has some very interesting things to say. Motley Fool recently published a heap of new quotes the Oracle of Omaha gave at the recent Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting. Here’s a…

How's our economy performing? | RBA Chart Pack August 2018
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How’s our economy performing? | RBA Chart Pack August 2018

Should you be worried about the Australian economy, your job, your property portfolio, your future? Well…if you follow many of the media commentators, maybe you should be.  They’re worried about our faltering property markets, low inflation and slow wage growth. I’m not sure there’s right – I have a different view based on the fundamentals Each…

Monthly rental snapshot: July 2018
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Monthly rental snapshot: July 2018

Want to know what going on in the rental property market? Rent.com.au’s report for July 2018 illustrates the shift in Australian median rental property prices (both metro and regional) and rental affordability (the median room price metric). Report Highlights: Year-on-year, houses in Sydney have slowed more significantly than in any other capital: It took 27 days on…

Is this another way to find out what's ahead for property values?
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Is this another way to find out what’s ahead for property values?

We all want to know what’s ahead for house prices, don’t we? The ANZ has been working on some new models for predicting house prices  and have recently introduced the ANZ Housing Search Index constructed using Google searches.  They see this as a leading gauge for dwelling prices in Australia – one that looks forward as opposed…

The RBA's view on demographics and how this affects our property markets, interest rates and the economy
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The RBA’s view on demographics and how this affects our property markets, interest rates and the economy

You’ve heard me say it before: demographics drives our property markets. But someone much smarter than me – RBA Governor Philip Lowe recently gave an incisive view on how our demographic changes interplay with our property markets, the economy and interest rates.   What follows is the content of his speech which should of interest to all property…