[Podcast] 5 Property myths that just aren’t true | 7 Ways Australia’s property markets are different with Dr. Andrew Wilson

[Podcast] 5 Property myths that just aren’t true | 7 Ways Australia’s property markets are different with Dr. Andrew Wilson

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Our property markets have been on the move for a while now. 

But some people are saying no, it’s all going to end, there’s still a property crash coming. 5 Property Myths

Others are saying that Australia’s property markets are different. 

But are they really different? That’s what we’re going to discuss today with Dr. Andrew Wilson.

But first, we’re going to bust another 5 property market myths so that you don’t get fooled.

I also have a great mindset moment today. 

At the end of this episode, you’re going to be a more informed property investor.

Property Myths Busted

Myth: Buying near capital cities is a certain money-spinner

Fact: Capital cities are a good choice for investment-grade properties, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that properties there are automatically successful. 

There will always be some suburbs that perform better than others. Wealth Myths

Some have socio-economic problems, some have better transport than others, and so on.  

It’s a question of finding the right investment-grade locations and then the right properties in those locations.

Myth: Property prices double every 7-10 years

Fact: On average, that might be true.  

The problem is that average means that half all properties double in value every 7-10 years and the other half don’t.  

Markets move in cycles, and there are multiple property markets – depending on location, price points, and property types.

There’s no guarantee that any property will double in value in 7-10 years.

You have to do your due diligence.

Myth: You can’t lose with property

Fact: Yes, you can. 

Not every property is an investment-grade property. Succeeding in property has to do with choosing the right property, in the right location, at the right time, and for the right price. 

Myth: Houses are a better investment because of their land component

Fact: Land is the component that increases in value, so it can be a good choice to own a property with a high land to asset ratio. 

But land is not the only consideration, and not all land is the same.

Desirability, demand, and location are also fundamental components of a successful property.

Myth: It’s too late for me to invest

Fact: Sure, it’s tougher to reap the rewards of property growth if you’re older, but it’s never too late. 

Even late in life, there’s still the opportunity to grow your retirement funds and leave a legacy for your own children and grandchildren.

The 7 Ways Australia’s Property Markets Are Different with Dr. Andrew Wilson

  1. Population growth underpins our property markets

Population growth is concentrated in our three big capital cities, creating a strong demand for housing.Andrew Wilson

  1. We have a sound banking system

Australia’s banking system is well regulated and risk averse.

  1. Australia has a long-term undersupply of the right type of property

The supply of new dwellings has not kept up with demand, thanks mostly to an increase in immigration.

  1. Debt is not a real worry

Much of Australia’s debt is in the hands of borrowers who have the ability to service their loans. And much of the debt is good debt.

  1. Australian has a culture of homeownership

This is different from overseas where many people expect to be tenants for life.

  1. Rental accommodation is in the hands of private investors

In Australia, the majority of rental accommodation is owned by private investors.

  1. The government wants us to own property

Because of Australia’s culture of homeownership, the government encourages first home buyers with certain incentives and property investors with tax breaks.

Links and Resources: 

Michael Yardney

Metropole Property Strategists

Metropole’s Strategic Property Plan – to help both beginning and experienced investors

Ahmad Imam- Director of Metropole Properties Sydney

Dr. Andrew Wilson, chief economist of MyHousingMarket.com.au 

Some of our favourite quotes from the show: 

“Not all land is created equal.” – Michael Yardney

“Your life is a reflection of what you are willing to tolerate.” – Michael Yardney

“If you want money in your life, you’ve got to give more value.” – Michael Yardney 


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Michael is the founder 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.


"There are 25 million property experts in Australia..." Ahmad is so arrogant he's actually painful to listen to. Other than that, great podcast, Michael.

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