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Michael Yardney
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Voted Australia’s leading property investment adviser. Sharing commentary on success, property & wealth.
Voted Australia’s leading property investment adviser. Sharing commentary on success, property & wealth.

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BANKS PUT BRAKES ON INVESTOR LENDING

It’s getting harder and harder for serious property investors to get finance to purchase more properties.

To remove some of the heat from the housing markets over the last eighteen months our banks, under instructions from A.P.R.A., have been putting the brakes on lending to property investors by raising their interest rates and implementing tougher lending criteria.

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WHAT IMPACT WILL PRESIDENT TRUMP HAVE ON AUSTRALIAN PROPERTY?

What impact will President Trump have on the Australian property markets?

Will Donald Trump’s stunning victory prove to be a trump card for the Australian real estate market or will economic uncertainty and higher interest rates put an end to this property cycle?

While no one really knows what’s ahead, let’s look at some of the common questions being asked and I’ll give my view on things...

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CREDIT CARD CRISIS: 1 IN 3 DEFAULT ON REPAYMENTS

Nearly one in three Australians (32.4%) have defaulted on their credit card repayments, with men most likely to miss repayments compared to women, according to finder.com.au.

Almost one in seven (14.4%) Australians have defaulted on a personal loan, while over 10.3% of borrowers have been behind on their mortgage.

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HOUSING MARKET AND ECONOMIC UPDATE | CHART PACK NOVEMBER 2016

It’s time for our monthly check on how the property markets are performing around Australia, and looking back over the year they have generally surprised on the upside.

Here’s what Corelogic’s latest stats and graphs show...

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DONALD TRUMP IS PRESIDENT – WHAT ARE THE IMPLICATIONS FOR AUSTRALIAN INVESTORS?

Donald Trump has been elected President of the US.

What are the implications for investors and for Australia?

Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist at AMP Capital gave his thoughts in his latest Oliver’s Insight.

Here’s a summary of the key points Oliver made...

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WANT TO GET STARTED IN PROPERTY INVESTING? GET ALL YOUR DUCKS IN A ROW

What do beginning property investors need to know?

That’s what I was recently asked in an interview for JetStar Airlines inflight magazine.

HERE’S THE ARTICLE THEY WROTE CALLED:

‘Getting your financial ducks in a row is key to successful property investment’

Investing in property is a popular path to building wealth but you need to know what you’re doing, especially when it comes to financial risk.

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HOW TO INVEST IN HIGH GROWTH PROPERTIES WITHOUT HURTING YOUR CASH FLOW

It’s the age-old argument: do you invest for capital growth or cash flow?

While most investors understand the benefits of capital growth properties, some feel they need the cash flow to stay in the game.

The problem with this is that it’s really hard to grow your wealth with cash flow.

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COULD WE REALLY HAVE DOUBLE DIGIT PROPERTY GROWTH AGAIN NEXT YEAR?

Sydney housing market prices could rise by 18% in 2017, and Melbourne house prices could rise by 17%!

Now these are not the predictions of a property spruiker, but those of leading analyst SQM Research’s Louis Christopher in his latest Housing Boom & Bust Report.

And with a credible track history behind him, it’s definitely worth looking into the assumptions underpinning these forecasts.

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BANK OF MUM AND DAD | MICHAEL YARDNEY [PODCAST]

There’s a lot of talk about how difficult it is for young people to get into the market.

Many beginners seem to be paralyzed about what they should do.

In a recent Real Estate Talk show Michael Yardney from Metropole Property Strategists discusses the options they have.

HERE’S A TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW...

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WHY CAFÉ CULTURE IS A KEY TO PROPERTY SUCCESS

Everyone knows that location is critical when selecting an investment property that will outperform.

But what makes a good location and why are some locations better prospects than others?

When I started investing around 40 years ago the emphasis for homebuyers was largely affordability and proximity to infrastructure.

The outer fringes of our capital cities were developed in the wake of freeway extensions on all sides and commuting from vast, newly born suburbs into the CBD became commonplace.
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