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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


6 things you should know if you want to invest in Sydney [Video]
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6 things you should know if you want to invest in Sydney [Video]

For some, just hearing the words ‘Sydney’ and ‘Property’ in the same sentence makes them cringe. While others will see dollar signs and opportunity…. Watch as Ahmad Imam and I discuss the 6 things you should know if you want to invest in Sydney:  1. Entry level Price for an A Grade asset When investing…

The "real" Australian unemployment rate is 18.9%
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The “real” Australian unemployment rate is 18.9%

Australia’s real unemployment rate is higher thank you think – and that’s a concern.  In September 2.498 million (18.9%) Australians were unemployed or under-employed. The Roy Morgan real unemployment figures are always substantially higher than current ABS estimate for August 2017 (5.6%)  In September – marking two whole years (24 straight months) more than 2 million Australians have been looking…

Rich habits Poor habits Episode 52 | 5 Questions That Could Change Your Life
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Rich habits Poor habits Episode 52 | 5 Questions That Could Change Your Life

As I’ve mentioned often in my writings and interviews, self-awareness is a prerequisite to change. So, I thought I’d put on my muse hat to help you confront the inner demons that are holding you back. Here’s 5 questions to ask yourself that will help you better understand why you are where you are: Question #1:…

APRA is going to be disappointed - Investors are at it again!
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APRA is going to be disappointed – Investors are at it again!

APRA is going to be disappointed. Property investors are back at it again.  Housing finance posted a solid increase in August led by investors with loans to property investors rising at their fastest pace in nine months in August, pushing total lending to a new monthly high, official figures showed on Thursday. The 4.3 per cent…

How consumer confidence affects our property markets
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How consumer confidence affects our property markets

How confident do you feel about your job, your financial circumstances and the ability to take on more debt?  Not surprisingly there’s a strong relationship between how people feel about their finances and the financial decisions they make and therefore how our property markets perform. If you feel confident about your financial circumstances and the future…

Ask the expert [Video] | Has the average Australian family taken on too much debt?
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Ask the expert [Video] | Has the average Australian family taken on too much debt?

How will you cope when interest rates rise? Because they will…maybe even next year. Watch as Ken Raiss and I discuss this plus the effect the changes in banks lending policies have had on household spending and saving. With the level of household debt taken on by the average Australian rising to unprecedented levels, some…