Michael has been once again voted Australia’s leading property investment advisor by the readers of ‘Your Investment Property Magazine’, but he’s not a theorist… He has been successfully investing in property since 1971 and is a leading property commentator and Australia’s most widely read property investment blogger. Join over 115,000 others who get their updates from Michael and his group of expert guest bloggers and benefit from their perspective.

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Believe it or not, two centuries of rapid global population growth will come to an end

We seem to take it for granted. Our population keeps growing as does the world population, but that is coming to an end. One of the big lessons from the demographic history of countries is that population explosions are temporary. For many countries the demographic transition has already ended, and as the global fertility rate has now halved we…

Home sales stabilising & concurrent with past two downturns

The number of property transaction have been very low for the last few years. But now the estimates of monthly settled sales data points to a levelling in housing market activity, following several years of falling home sales. Despite signs that market activity is levelling out, annual transaction numbers remain lower year on year across every…

4 common questions I’m asked about today’s property markets and some answers you can use right now!

With so many mixed messages currently surrounding property I thought I should give you some insights based my 40+  years of experience in property and having built what some would suggest is a very substantial property portfolio. If you’re reading what I’m reading in the media some are saying we’re in for a few more…

Melbourne Housing Market Update [video] | July 2019

Melbourne housing values posted their first month-on-month rise since 2017, ticking 0.2% higher in June. CoreLogic has released their newest housing market update for July 2019. The June update takes the annual change in Melbourne housing values to 9.2%, down from a recent low of 10%. The improving trend is most evident across the unit…

3 ways to pay off your home loan sooner

At some stage in our lives most of us will experience the various highs and lows that go hand in hand with home ownership.  Undeniably today the biggest pressure associated with realising the dream of having a place to call our own, is keeping up with the mortgage repayments. For those who buy their home…