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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.



Granny Flats – How Do They Rate as an Investment?
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Granny Flats have been in the news more so in the past 12 months or so than they have been for a long time. Much of this “news” relates to them being offered as an “investment” rather than housing your Granny. … Read More

5 Tips to Consider when Building Units or Townhouses
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Many would-be property developers don’t even get started because they don’t know where to start. If you want to get involved in the development of new townhouses or apartments, then a great place to start is understanding the process. Here … Read More

5 Financial Reasons to Buy a House
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By Adrian Stagg. Before I start this is not about now being an especially good or bad time to buy and I’m not recommending any particular place to buy over another. I’m sure that the readers of SCM’s blog don’t … Read More

Housing Affordability – Who Wins
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Housing Affordability – were Baby Boomers really better off? You be the judge By Adrian Stagg Not since Clem Jones, Brisbane’s Lord Mayor at the time, allowed Sunday trading for cinemas and Joh Bjelke Petersen was elected Queensland’s Premier have … Read More

4 Reno Tips to Increase Your Home’s Value
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Considering the high costs of buying and selling homes these days, many people are choosing to renovate their current home instead of buying a new one. People are thinking about how they can get the most value out of their living … Read More

3 Things to look for when buying land
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It’s a BIG investment – get it right Buying land is a big investment for you and your family. While you might use a real estate professional to help you find just the right piece of land, there are three … Read More

Where to now that the election is over?
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Timing Plays a Big Part in Succesful Property Investment ‘Now’ is the time by Adrian Stagg Anyone Got A Crystal Ball? Well thankfully the election is finally over and we have a clear result. It’s likely that the Liberal national … Read More

Spain Experience
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We were priveleged to be invited by The Trade Commission of Spain to celebrate the gastronomy, sports abilities and other attributes and talents of Spain at a special luncheon held on the roof terrace of GOMA [Gallery of Modern Art … Read More

About Bert
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Bert Van Balen now has something extra to smile about, not that Bert goes through life without smiling, though if you heard his story he’s got many reasons to be feeling a little sad which we’ll share with you in … Read More

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