investing in property

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

Beware of the new breed of property experts
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It seems we have become a nation of “experts.” Just check your inbox or turn on the television and there they are.  Experts on politics who have never run a business, let alone a country Experts on football, even though they couldn’t run from one side of the field to the other. Experts on celebrity…

11 ways to improve your financial fitness
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Today I’d like to offer a list of simple strategies that can help Australians improve their financial fitness. If done properly, this includes assessing all aspects of personal finances, including strategies to boost retirement investments, such as including property and super, savings, a review of insurance policies, staying ahead of tax obligations and making an…

10 Golden Rules of Property Development
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With many property markets languishing at present many investors are looking at “manufacturing” capital growth  by getting involved in property development. While the process of property development can be a lot of fun, it is not without some pain and considerable risk. When all goes well the results are fantastic, but if things go wrong…

If You Could Live the Second Half of Your Life Differently From The First, What Would You Do With It?
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If you are serious about building your own property investment business, one that one day will deliver you financial security… If you’re already a property investor and keen to take your property investment to the next level… If you are intent on getting involved in property development…. If you’re looking for a group of like…

The 80/20 rule in property investment
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What could an Italian economist from a century ago have to do with successful investing today?  Vilfredo Pareto noted back in 1906 that some 80% of the land of Italy was owned by just 20% of the population. He then developed his principle by observing that 20% of the pea pods in his garden contained…