Saturday, September 17th, 2011
Our property markets are flat and some investors are worried that the value of their properties are falling.

Many are asking, “what will my property be worth next year?” Each Monday they look at the auction clearance results and every month they check on median property values. While it’s not as bad as watching your shares fluctuate in value on a minute by minute basis, this short term focus is unhealthy for investors who are generally in it for the long term.

Michael Yardney, CEO of Metropole Property Strategists, and one of Australia’s leading property experts says, “maybe the better question to ask would be, what will my property be worth in 10 years time?”

Yardney explains his thoughts on this subject in his latest property market update:

Yardney’s recommendations:

1. Don’t panic with all that’s happening in the world. While parts of the world are now in economic turmoil, Australia’s main trading partners are experiencing boom times and the good news is that the fundamentals suggest that property values are once again likely to rise significantly over the next decade.
2. Learn from history. Looking back over the last 10 years the value of the average Australian property increased over 140%, despite a recession in 2001, the introduction of the GST, the market crash, going to war in Iraq, a change in government, periods of high interest rates and the world’s worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.
3. To safely steer through the next decade to the point where property values will have once again doubled, successful investors will need to :

  • Disregard the “market noise”
  • Don’t be intimidated by interest rate increases, tax issues and the negative news in the media.
  • Focus on the big picture.
Yardney says, that “the key drivers of how our property markets are going change will be :
  • Population growth
  • Change in our lifestyle
  • Housing preferences
It will be interesting to look back in 10 years time and see how things pan out.

You can also view Michael Yardney’s latest video blog here:-

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Over the years the Multi Award Winning Team at Metropole have bought, sold, financed, developed, advised, negotiated for and project managed hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars worth of property transactions to create substantial wealth for their clients. And we can do the same for you.

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