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4 rules for property renovation profits

The Block was a hugely popular TV show last year. Three gruelling months of sleeplessness and renovations paid off for the couples competing in last years series of The Block, who on the face of it seemed to sell their apartments for a profit. Not surprisingly it encouraged a new generation of property investors to turn…

How to Finance your Property Development

More and more Australian property investors are moving into advanced strategies such as small property development as a way to grow their wealth.  Of course, property development brings with it more potential financial rewards than traditional property investment, but it is not without it risks as well. There a number of factors that you must…

Don't Procrastinate, Renovate

You may have considered it while piling the shopping bags on top of a cramped and dated kitchen bench, or perhaps it crossed your mind after a dog and a baby came along. Whatever the reason, if your abode feels too humble, now is the time to take action. Benefits of renovating Renovations are soaring…

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…

The Attributes of Successful Property Developers

In these changing times when property investors can no longer count on double digit price growth many are considering getting started in property development to help them ‘manufacture’ some capital growth. In fact one of the most read blogs on this site is How to Get Started in Property Development. It all sounds so simple. So…

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

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…

The top 10 tips for first time renovators

Whether your planning to renovate your own home, an investment property to hold for the long term or its a property to flip for a profit, the fundamentals don’t really change. The end goal is usually always to maximise the value and to increase the rental returns of the property. 1, Avoid over-capitalising   Start with…