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Articles by Bryce Yardney

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Bryce is a property development specialist, having successfully completed many development projects for Metropole's clients. Initially working as a Project Manager at Metropole since completing his Bachelor of Project Management in 2011, Bryce now acts as a buyers agent for clients, sourcing and evaluating properties with development potential.Visit Metropole.com.au


Why main roads are a real estate no-no
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Why main roads are a real estate no-no

All investors know that location is one of the most critical components of any successful property investment. When long term capital growth is the sought after reward at the end of the real estate rainbow (as it always should be), it is vital that you not only find the best possible property, but the best possible…

7 big insurance risks when renovating
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7 big insurance risks when renovating

There are big profits to be made when renovating.  But, it’s not always smooth sailing for those trying to manufacture a profit through a property refresh. The lure of strong capital gains and higher rents for renovators is ever-present, but so too are some big risks. However, I’m not talking about the risks of going…

Finding a property with development potential
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Finding a property with development potential

Are you interested in property development? While many properties make good homes, fewer are “investment grade” properties and even fewer are potentially profitable development sites. In a recent blog I outlined why I choose the suburbs where I undertake developments very carefully. Now it’s time to find the “right” property in that suburb – one that could…

5 questions to consider before buying a home
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5 questions to consider before buying a home

There are many good reasons to own the roof over your head, but there are some tradeoffs as well.  With the added control comes a laundry list of responsibilities. The stability of staying put often means a loss of flexibility and with the opportunity to build equity comes some financial responsibilities. So let’s look at…

Making money in property development
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Making money in property development

The key to making money in property development, whatever the market does, is to carefully plan for a realistic rate of return and retain the flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances. When planning your development project, the bottom line should be the return on your investment.  I target a 15 to 20 per cent return…

Top 6 renovation mistakes
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Top 6 renovation mistakes

We are a nation obsessed with home renovations. Just take a look around at your own street or suburb, or turn on the TV to see the number of home makeover shows on offer. Housing Industry Association research shows that house-proud Australians are expected to have spent more than $30 billion on renovations in the…

5 Ways your friends can make or break you
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5 Ways your friends can make or break you

Do you realise that the company you keep can have a huge impact on your life. The friends you surround yourself with, the people you choose to do business with, says everything about you. They will also have a great impact on your level of success in life. Young investors will sometimes ask me how…