Articles by Greg Hankinson

Greg and his team have successfully built and renovated in excess of 500 homes throughout Melbourne and are showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Being a Gold member of the Housing Industry Association and National Kitchen and Bathrooms Association, Greg’s focus is on Continued Professional Development, not only for himself, but his team of industry experts.


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Property Development involves a wide range of activities and processes from purchasing land, building and developing high-rise apartment buildings and everything in between. In order to be successful, you’ll need to educate yourself on property, the markets, economics, finance, town planning, the construction processes and the marketing of real estate projects. Sound like a lot of…

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Have you considered getting involved in property renovations? Making a tidy profit renovating a property seems like a very attractive proposition, doesn’t it? And that’s why more real estate investors are turning their aim to renovations. You know… buying low, renovating cheaply and adding substantial value is the aim of the game. It sounds simple…

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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…

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Australia’s acute shortage of skilled trades is beginning to ease, thanks to a slowdown in new home construction. The Housing Industry Association (HIA) Trades Availability Index registered -0.58 in the first quarter of 2024, improving from -0.64 at the end of 2023. This welcome change marks the least severe shortage of skilled trades in nearly…

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The Housing Industry Association (HIA), has highlighted a significant challenge in meeting the Australian Government’s ambitious goal to construct 1.2 million homes over the next five years. According to HIA’s latest Economic and Industry Outlook report, the rate of apartment construction needs to double from current levels. However, capacity constraints are expected to keep apartment…

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The housing sector in New South Wales is facing a significant downturn, with apartment constructions plummeting since the introduction of additional taxes in 2017. Tim Reardon, the Chief Economist at the Housing Industry Association, highlights a stark 50% drop in unit commencements compared to previous years. “We’re witnessing apartment starts in NSW revert to levels…

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