Property development guide part 12

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 […]

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10 Golden Rules of Property Development

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 […]

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Property Development Finance – Securing Funding

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 […]

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5 questions to ask before making an offer

In the current property market we all want to buy our home or investment property at the lowest price possible. On the other hand the vendor wants the highest price he can get.  And you now know that the asking price quoted by the selling agent will usually be more than the owner is willing […]

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7 Timeless Principles to Steer You through Negotiations

If you want a sure-fire way to succeed at negotiations – whether it’s with your partner over who takes out the bins or for your next property investment purchase, then look no further. Here’s 7 timeless quotes to help you out: 1. Negotiating is essentially human way of interacting   It is the way we […]

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Living locally and the rise of the 20-minute neighbourhood

The ability to work, live and play all within 20 minutes’ reach is the new gold standard for urban planning. Imagine being able to carry out your daily activities within a 20-minute walk from home. All the things you need in a day would be just a short walk away. In planning circles, it’s a […]

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Here’s how I interpret auction clearance results

Now that lockdown restrictions have been loosened more and more vendors are putting their property to auction. In the good old days a Sunday wasn’t complete without checking the weekend clearance rates, especially for property pundits in Melbourne and Sydney. That’s because the auction results are a timely gauge of conditions of what’s going on […]

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Buying house on a main road or near busy street

All investors know that location is one of the most critical components of any successful property investment. When long term capital growth is the sought after reward at the end of the real estate rainbow (as it always should be), it is vital that you not only find the best possible property, but the best possible […]

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4 things you should never say to a real estate agent

It can be an exciting time when buying real estate, can’t it?  As I’ve said before, though, successful property investment should be less emotional than buying a home to live in.   Either way, we’re all human, so sometimes our emotions can get the better of us. The thing is one of the worst times for […]

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The government should be cautious about its building stimulus package

Beware of unintended consequences. The federal government recently announced it is working up a multibillion-dollar scheme to construct residential housing as part of its strategy to stimulate the economy and prop up the building industry as the nation emerges from the coronavirus crisis. While there is some merit to this, as always when the government […]

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