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


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You’ve heard it before: “Everyone needs 8 hours sleep per night.” But is this true? How much sleep do you really need? The following graphic comes from Raconteur and highlights some startling takeaways from the 2019 Philips Global Sleep Survey, answered by over 11,000 adults from 12 countries. The amount of sleep a person needs depends…

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Auction clearance rates around Australia remained strong this weekend, confirming increasing buyer confidence in our property markets.⠀⠀ Sellers are also returning to the market but the overall number of properties going to auction is still low. ⠀⠀ However, the following graphic from Domain shows how our markets are moving from strength to strength on Saturday…

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Australia’s housing markets have clearly turned the corner. Buyers are back making plans, looking at properties and approaching their lenders for finance. They are buoyed by falling interest rates and the prospect of more rate cuts to come and a generally positive media. Sellers are slowly returning to the market encouraged by rising prices. Clearly…

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Have you ever wished that you had more money, without all the fuss and effort? Maybe you’re concerned you won’t have enough saved for r etirement?  Fortunately there’s actually a simple way to accomplish those things if you’re willing to learn how to put your money to work for you. It’s called compound interest, and it can…

Well it’s Spring– traditionally a time when there are more home buyers and sellers in the market. But what’s going to happen to our property markets this year? Are sellers going to return? Are the low interest rates going to bring more buyers back? Are banks going to become more friendly? If you’re a home…

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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 videos, we discuss the common mistakes we’ve seen investors make. Today we chat about why some investors have the mistaken belief that you must diversify to be successful. You hear in…