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Stories of Property Development Projects

In these pages are stories and advice about property development projects from simple subdivisions and house builds to more adventurous multi unit projects, including case studies, most of which were were successful, though occasionally not so.

Stories about Property Development Projects are inevitably about People. Different people have different ideas about what they want out of a property and how they go about achieving it which is not always the right way  – sometimes ‘hope’ had been substituted for good planning.

Quite often we are called in to manage a project after it had been started – we don’t always get our hands on it at the beginning unfortunately which is frequently a pity as we often see things how they might have been done – – ‘if only’ – – so in these stories of Property Development Projects you may also pick up some tips on what not to do if you want to get a feasible outcome.



A Tale of Two Houses
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Why involving us at design stage makes dollars & cents. Architects and Building Designers can be a funny lot, sometimes temperamental even. But then that can be true of many talented artistic people. Take composers for example. Mozart was known … Read More

Splitter block or Subdivision? [part 2]
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Splitter or Subdivision? – The differences By Adrian Stagg In part 1 of our blog story on ‘Splitter Blocks’ we sought to actually define what a splitter block was and how it differed from a normal subdivision (ROL). We learned … Read More

Subdividing Land for Profit – 4 Key steps.
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Subdividing Land For Profit – 4 Key Steps Land subdivision is the way developers create new allotments and make profits. When a developer or land owner creates a new allotment, they usually do so to increase the value of their … Read More

Site Plans – Why Bother?
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Site Plans – why bother? Now before I go any further let me say straight up that there’s any number of reasons why you would bother and why you should bother. Investment in a good quality comprehensive ‘Site Plan’ is … Read More

Comparing Sydney’s Parramatta to Brisbane’s Ipswich
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There was an interesting article that caught our eye recently inThe Property Observer  that posed this question. At the end of the article they featured a straw poll / survey of their readership that asked their readership the simple question … Read More

3 Essentials of Smarter Property Investment
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Simple Choices lead to Long Term Success by Adrian Stagg 1. Knowledge: There’s a well worn phrase “knowledge is power” and it applies to property investment as well as many other things in life. Of course knowledge without action is … Read More

Contract Crashed – Deposit forfeited!
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We were approached by the buyer of this home in Fig Tree Pocket, a leafy western suburb of Brisbane. He was ebullient because he believed that he’d just found the bargain of the century. He couldn’t believe his luck! He’d … Read More

Are Fixed Interest Rates Too Good to Pass Up?
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As the major banks cut their fixed interest home loan rates this week people have been asking this question. The following article appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald. If you’d like to share your thoughts and comments, and I’d encourage … Read More

Dual Living – What & Why?
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It’s worth considering if you’re just starting out by Adrian Stagg There’s a growing trend toward what’s known as as “Dual Living” or “Dual Dwelling” . These types of dwelling are proving popular with both extended families and investors and … Read More

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