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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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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I would have been a better property investor if I knew these 12 things earlier in life

Recently one of my children, who has suddenly taken an interest in property, asked me: “Dad you’ve been investing for a long time – If you could go back 40 years what would you have liked to know then that would have made you do things differently?” Now that’s a great question isn’t it? It made […]

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How Much Super Do You Need To Retire Comfortably? Retirement Planning

The majority of Australian baby boomers don’t have enough superannuation for a comfortable retirement and that’s a worry! So how much do you need in your super to retire comfortably? It may not surprise you that a research paper released by REST Industry Super showed that 74% of baby boomers have no idea how much money […]

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7 Questions You Must Ask If You’re Considering Fixing Interest Rates

Is it time to lock in some or all of your loans into fixed rates? Interest rates at historic lows and the Reserve Bank hinting further cuts are unlikely. Reserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe has said interest rates will not fall to zero, and bearing in mind they are looking at alternative measures to prop […]

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