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Australian Residential Property Development : A Step By Step Guide for Investors - Ron Forlee

Australian Residential Property Development

A Step By Step Guide for Investors


Published: October 2005
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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? own education and experience.


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A great book - highly recommend

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    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

    ISBN: 9780731403073
    ISBN-10: 073140307X
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 328
    Published: October 2005
    Dimensions (cm): 22.6 x 14.8  x 1.8
    Weight (kg): 0.47