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You won’t uncover the complexities of property investment from a single article.
We want to deliver the best expert advice in a format that builds on the knowledge you already have.
That’s why we’ve developed these guides and long form articles for you.
It’s a space where you can gain valuable insights into what it takes to become a successful property investor.

Property development guide part 11 - Tackling the red tape
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Property development guide part 11 – Tackling the red tape

In the following article, Bryce Yardney, Property Development Specialist at Metropole, explains how you might tackle the hurdles and requirements to get your development underway.  One of the biggest hurdles faced by any property developer – whether a seasoned veteran or a green beginner – is the bureaucratic maze known as the planning permit or development approval process….

Property development guide part 10 - Assessing your development's feasibility
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Property development guide part 10 – Assessing your development’s feasibility

In this article, Bryce Yardney, Property Development Specialist at Metropole, talks us through the feasibility of a development project and whether or not to pursue it.  Undertaking a property development requires many months of preparation before you actually get to see your hard labour bare any fruit. As we’ve already covered in previous articles in this series, there’s the groundwork of…

The Attributes of Successful Property Developers
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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…

Property development guide part 9 - Common risks related to development
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Property development guide part 9 – Common risks related to development

In this article, Bryce Yardney, Property Development Specialist at Metropole talks us through the risks involved in property development so you know how to manage them.  Many investors approach property development with rose coloured glasses, but in order to minimise your risks and maximise your chances of turning a good profit (remember you want at least 15 per cent on…

Do you understand the principle of highest and best use?
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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 8 - Increasing your chance of success & managing risk
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Property development guide part 8 – Increasing your chance of success & managing risk

In this series article, Bryce Yardney, Property Development Specialist at Metropole talks us through managing the risks associated with property development to increase the chances of success. I’ve found that once many property investors who’ve collected a few properties in their portfolio, become keen to “dabble” in property development. They see this as the next phase in their career and…

Property development guide part 7 - Researching the perfect site
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Property development guide part 7 – Researching the perfect site

In his continuing series of articles, Bryce Yardney, Property Development Specialist at Metropole, takes 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…

Property development guide Part 6 - Finding the perfect site
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Property development guide Part 6 – Finding the perfect site

In the sixth instalment of his in-depth series on property development Bryce Yardney, Property Strategist at Metropole Property Strategists, explains 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…

Property development guide part 5 - Financing your project
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Property development guide part 5 – Financing your project

In the fifth instalment of his series on property development  Bryce Yardney, Property Strategist at Metropole Property Strategists, explains 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…

Property development guide part 4 - The steps of property development
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Property development guide part 4 – The steps of property development

In the fourth instalment of his series on property development Bryce Yardney, Strategy Specialist of Metropole Property, walks 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…

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