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Property development guide part 7 – Researching the perfect site

In this continuing series of articles, I’ll take readers on a step-by-step journey through the property development process. Once you understand the importance of securing a development site in the right location and you have the big picture firmly in mind, including your target market, it’s time to move from theory to practice. Finding the…

Property development guide Part 6 – Finding the perfect site

In the sixth instalment of my in-depth series on property development, I’ll explain how to source and secure the perfect site for your project in order to maximise potential profits. Securing the perfect property is critical for the success of any investment career.  Acquiring a piece of real estate that ticks all of the right boxes…

Do you understand the principle of highest and best use?

If you’re interested in getting involved in property development, or even if you’re keen to do serious renovations, there is an important principle you must understand. It’s the basis of all feasibility studies and it’s called highest and best use. Just like smart businesses try and maximise the return on their assets, so should you…

Property development guide part 5 – Financing your project

In the fifth instalment of this series on property development, I’ll explain in detail how to secure funding for your real estate development project. Before you commence any development project, it is obviously crucial to first establish how much you can borrow and how you will be able to manage all associated costs of the…

Chinese developers exit Australia as property crisis worsens in China

Chinese developers are increasingly downsizing or fleeing their Australian operations as China’s property crisis continues to intensify. Chinese property giants such as Country Garden, Evergrande, Poly, Greenland, Yuhu and Wanda burst into Australia’s property market two decades ago, investing billions into buying and developing high-profile property across the country. But as quickly as these developers…

The steps of property development process

In the fourth instalment of my series on development, I’ll walk you through each step of the development journey. Becoming a property developer, even dabbling in the idea of development as an adjunct to a more passive property investment career, is not as simple as it seems. New builds require extensive legwork and preparation, and…

This is how Millennials will drive future housing opportunities

As the housing markets in Australia’s major cities keep changing and growing, it’s crucial to realize that the homes constructed in the past may not match the needs of future homes. As we’ve often said, our changing demographics will drive the shape of our housing markets and these long-term influences will be more important than…

Hidden Costs of Building a House in Australia

Building a house in Australia home can be an exciting experience, but it is important to be aware of the many unexpected hidden costs of when building a house in Australia that can add up throughout the construction process. From the building design to council approval, the build itself to the fixtures and fittings, the…

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