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[Podcast] What do rental yields really tell you about a property? With Stuart Wemyss

[Podcast] What do rental yields really tell you about a property? With Stuart Wemyss
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In today’s episode of the Michael Yardney Podcast, I’m joined by independent financial advisor Stuart Wemyss, and we tackle the great debate in property investment - the significance of rental yields versus capital growth. My Podcast 528 Stuart Wemyss 02

Stuart's insights, backed by years of experience and knowledge of Australia's property market, guide us through this complex topic.

We uncover what rental yields can reveal about a property's potential, debunk misconceptions about 'blue chip' suburbs, and emphasize the importance of strategic planning and a long-term approach.

Investing in property: understanding rental yields and capital growth

We discuss the relationship between land value and rental yield, as well as the importance of strategic planning and a long-term approach for a successful property investment journey.

As well as…. Capital Growth

  • The definition of rental yield:
    • The gross amount of income that a property will generate as a result of having a permanent tenant, is divided by its current market value, expressed as a percentage of that current market value.
  • Drivers of rental yield:
    • Proportion of land in building value
    • Lower expected capital growth
    • Alternate use
    • Market value is less than technical value
  • Rental yields versus capital growth.
  • How the importance of rental yields and capital growth can change depending on an investor's stage in their investment journey.
  • The intricate relationship between land value and rental yield. Rental Yield
  • The significance of strategic planning and a long-term approach to a successful property investment journey.
  • Balancing rental yield with long-term capital growth goals.
  • Busting some misconceptions about blue-chip suburbs.
  • Emphasising that while rental yield can provide immediate income, it's capital growth that's the true wealth-builder in property investment.
  • Providing a fresh perspective on the dynamics of rental yields and capital growth.

Links and Resources:

Michael Yardney

Stuart WemyssProsolution Private Clients

Stuart Wemyss’ blog mentioned in this show

Stuart’s Book – Rules of the Lending Game & Investopoly

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“But if it doesn't get you to the end goal in the time frame you want with minimum risk, then extra rent in the short term, especially if it's taxed, isn't going to be the answer to your investment solutions.” – Michael Yardney

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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 one of Australia's 50 most influential Thought Leaders. His opinions are regularly featured in the media.

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