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Property Development Process Visualised
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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…

Making money in property development
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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…

Missing middle should be developer focus
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With insolvencies at an all-time high, and the continued risk of constructing high-rise unit blocks, it is essential developers focus on the ‘missing’ middle ring, employ a sustainable business model and address imbalances in the property market. This has never been more important, as figures show building approvals, especially in Sydney, are on the increase….

How to develop with a joint venture partner… successfully
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When the market seems a bit so-so, many investors start to consider how they can increase property values and their wealth independently. Sometimes, that involves renovating to boost its value and rental yield, and other times, after they have a few renovations under their belt, it involves developing a site. However, property development should never…

The Property Development Process
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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…

Renovating? Are you fully insured?
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Don’t let the excitement of a new renovation blind you to the major problems you can have if the correct insurance is not in place. Everyone watching ‘The Block’ or Grand Designs gets excited about renovating, whether to update or extend due to new family commitments or as a way of increasing the sales value…

Do you understand the principle of highest and best use?
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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…