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Believe it or not – 62% of Australian home owners did a renovation last year

We’re a house-proud bunch, and getting more so by the year. The latest findings from Roy Morgan Research reveal that close to 8.4 million (or 62%) of Australia’s 13.6 million home owners did some kind of renovations in the last 12 months—up from 7.5 million (57%) three years earlier. Minor repairs/alterations are the most popular…


Understanding the property valuation process – Part 1

How does a professional valuer perform a valuation on a property, what are some of the challenges, and how can property investors use knowledge of the valuation process to their advantage?  The formal valuation process is an integral part of property investment and it pays for property investors to understand the ins and outs. In…


Sharp fall in unit approvals in October likely marks the peak of the residential construction cycle

The Australian Bureau of Statistics October dwelling approvals data likely marks a significant turning point for unit supply, with the latest numbers showing unit approvals have plunged to their lowest levels in 2 years. The October data showed unit approvals have consistently trended lower since reaching a recent high point in July earlier this year….

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Buying a House to Subdivide – Development Fundamentals

As the property investment sector matures in Australia, more and more investors are looking to small development as a way to improve their overall financial position. There are a number of ways that investors can create wealth through property development, including subdivision. But what are the ins and outs of buying a house to subdivide…


The slide in construction work done continues over the September 2016 quarter

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released data on construction work done over the September 2016 quarter earlier this week.  The data showed that the value of work done fell to its lowest level since December 2010. Over the September 2016 quarter, $46.1 billion worth of construction was completed.  The $46.1 billion in work was…

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Do you understand the significance of the property industry in Australia?

How big is the property industry? Corelogic estimates that the total value of all the residential real estate in Australia is over 6.6 Trillion dollars.  And last year the Property Council estimated that the property sector has a larger footprint on the Australian economy than any other industry. But their definition of the property industry did not include ownership of…

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Property development guide part 19 – The end!

In his continuing series of articles, Bryce Yardney, Property Development Specialist at Metropole, takes readers on a step by step journey through the property development process. Today Part 19 brings us to the final instalment as I walk you through what to do with your completed project and the next steps as a property developer. For…

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