Australian Residential Property Development

Australian Residential Property Development : A Step by Step Guide for Investors

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Australians have long had a love affair with residential property. We have one of the highest rates of homeownership in the world and investing in residential real estate is a popular route to financial security. In this fascinating, practical book, successful property developer, architect and writer Ron Forlee shows how, through careful planning and development, returns on property investment can be considerably enhanced. Readers are taken?step-by-step?from site selection, sourcing development finance, getting advice, working with contractors, councils, consultants and solicitors, costing, monitoring and managing risk, and marketing, to finally selling the improved property. Including tables, checklists and drawings, Australian Residential Property Development offers a huge amount of information evolving from the author's own education and experience.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 147.32 x 228.6 x 20.32mm | 453.59g
  • John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd
  • Wrightbooks
  • Milton, QLD, Australia
  • English
  • Illustrations (black and white)
  • 073140307X
  • 9780731403073
  • 107,988

Table of contents

Acknowledgments v Preface vii 1. Why residential developments? 1 2. Can you do it? 21 3. Understanding the market 37 4. Understanding the development process 51 5. Always get the best advice 65 6. Site selection and purchase 85 7. Maximising your profi t 105 8. Sourcing the best development fi nance 125 9. Developing without using your own cash 141 10. Companies, partners and syndicates 155 11. Taxes and tax planning 169 12. Landownership, title and transfer 179 13. Authorities, approvals and rezoning 193 14. Planning, design and cost control 211 15. Contracts and contractors 235 16. Marketing and selling 255 17. To sell or to hold 271 18. Conclusion 283 Appendix A: Role of the developer and team members at each stage of the development process 287 Appendix B: Property check list 295 Appendix C: Sample letter of intent 305 Appendix D: Sample option agreement 307 Appendix E: Cost and income schedule 311 Index 313

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