Property development guide part 12 – Enlisting the help of a town planning consultant

In this article, Bryce Yardney, Property Development Specialist at Metropole Projects, explains the role of a town planning consultant and what you need to be asking yours.  Town planning consultants are professionals with a qualification in town planning or urban planning.  Those in private practice have usually been employed by local councils or planning organisations for a number…


The end of winter’s freeze sees the auction market heating up

There were 2,113 auctions held across Australia’s capital cities this week, a rise from last week, (1,795) yet lower than the 2,654 auctions held at the same time last year. It is expected that auction activity will begin to pick up as we head into the spring selling season. The preliminary auction clearance rate was…


These Billion Dollar Companies All Started In A Garage [infographic]

Every investor, entrepreneur or business person has to start somewhere. And unless you’ve been born with a silver spoon in your mouth, or married into wealth, it’s likely you’ll start from humble beginnings.  Many property investors talk about rags to riches stories, while entrepreneurs talk about “garage-to-riches” stories – you know the tale of going from somebody’s…

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