Michael Yardney

Michael Yardney

Michael Yardney is a best selling author and one of Australia’s leading experts in wealth creation through property, and was voted Australia’s best property investment adviser by readers of Your Investment Property magazine. He is Australia's most published property author and has probably educated more successful property investors than anyone else in Australia. But he is not a theorist…. Michael is a successful property investor and property developer and as a director of Metropole Property Strategists, his opinions as a property commentator are highly sought after and frequently quoted in the media. Michael’s Property Update blog has over 70,000 subscribers and he is author of 6 books including 3 best sellers: How to Grow a Multi Million Dollar Property Portfolio in your spare time and What every property investor needs to know about finance tax and the law; as well as the top seller Thriving not just Surviving in Changing Times. He has coauthored The Australian Guide to Buying & Selling Your Home with his wife PamelaYardney. He writes a regular column for Australian Property Investor Magazine and New Zealand Property Investor Magazine as well as the property investment blog at Yahoo Finance and SmartCompany.com.au. Michael has been quoted in all major Australian daily newspapers and financial magazines and regularly gives his views on wealth creation and the property markets on the radio. He is also a regular keynote speaker at property conferences in Australia and South East Asia. Michael bought his first investment property close to 40 years ago and went on to build a multi-million dollar investment property portfolio in his spare time. In 1979 he established Metropole Properties, which has become Australia’s premier firm of property strategists helping clients create wealth through unbiased and independent property advice and advocacy with offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

Who gets the house when you die?

In today’s day and age, it’s very common for couples to purchase a property before they’ve walked down the aisle or even lived together. Naturally…