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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.

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

Property development guide part 8 - Increasing your chance of success & managing risk
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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…

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…

Property development guide part 7 - Researching the perfect site
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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…

A Cheat Sheet for those investors interested in getting involved in property development
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Are you interested in getting involved in property development? Maybe now or maybe in the future? As our property markets slow down, more investors are interested in becoming involved in property development as a way of “manufacturing” capital growth. What many would be developers don’t realise is that along with the potential of big profits…

Property development guide Part 6 - Finding the perfect site
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In the sixth instalment of his in-depth series on property development, Bryce Yardney, development Specialist at Metropole Property, 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 of the…

Property development guide part 5 - Financing your project
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In the fifth instalment of his series on property development Bryce Yardney, property development Specialist at Metropole Properties 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 manage all…

Property development guide part 4 - The steps of property development
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In the fourth instalment of his series on development Bryce Yardney, development Specialist at 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 and…

Property Development guide part 3 - Surround yourself with an "A" team
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In this third installment of the Property Development Series, Bryce walks us through the professionals you need on your side throughout your property development project.  The property development process has become more complicated over the last few years due to the increased influence of the state government, local councils and various interest groups in the…

The Attributes of Successful Property Developers
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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…

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