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Property Development Process

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.

Property development guide part 15 - Do you need a project manager?
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Property development guide part 15 – Do you need a project manager?

In his continuing series of articles, Bryce Yardney, Property Development Specialist at Metropole, explains the role of a project manager and helps you decide whether or not it is the right choice for your development project. If you are a beginning property developer I would definitely suggest that you recruit a good development/project manager as a part of your…

Airbnb: landlord rights and responsibilities
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Airbnb: landlord rights and responsibilities

The rise and rise of Airbnb has prompted some landlords to ponder whether they should list their properties on the online accommodation platform, hoping to make more money. Before they do, however, they must understand the various ins and outs as well as their rights and responsibilities because successful property investment is about the long-term…

Property development guide part 14 - Working with the Engineers
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Property development guide part 14 – Working with the Engineers

In this instalment of the Property Development Series, Bryce Yardney of Metropole walks us through the role of the engineers and which ones you’ll need for your next project. Astute property investors and developers know that in order to be successful they can’t do it all on their own. They surround themselves with qualified and experienced…

Property development guide part 13 - Working with your architect
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Property development guide part 13 – Working with your architect

In this article, Bryce Yardney, Property Development Specialist at Metropole, explains the role of the Architect and how to work with them on your development project. Astute investors and property developers know that in order to be successful they can’t do it all on their own. They surround themselves with qualified and experienced professionals who can provide invaluable…

Property development guide part 12 — Enlisting the help of a town planning consultant
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Property development guide part 12 — Enlisting the help of a town planning consultant

In this article, Bryce Yardney, Property Development Specialist at Metropole Projects, explains the role of a town planning consultant and what you need to be asking yours.  Town planning consultants are professionals with a qualification in town planning or urban planning.  Those in private practice have usually been employed by local councils or planning organisations for a number…

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…

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…

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…

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