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Michael Yardney Podcast

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Listen and learn from Michael Yardney, Australia’s most trusted property commentator and a group of experts as they discuss Property Investment, Success, Money and Finance to help you multiply your wealth.
While Michael is best known as a property expert, he is also Australia’s leading authority in the psychology of success and wealth creation. You’ll enjoy the way he challenges traditional finance advice with innovative ideas on real estate investing, personal finance and wealth creation. 
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Sep 16, 2019

I’ve noticed a trend recently that more and more investors are looking to get involved in property development. 

They want to “manufacture” some capital growth because the market has been a little flat. 

So that’s what we’re going to talk about in today’s episode – how to get started in property development

But today’s show is going to focus on some real-world advice. 

There are too many enthusiastic but inexperienced amateurs giving what is probably well-intentioned, but ultimately poor property development advice.  

And even if you’re not ready to jump into property development yet yourself, listen in anyway, because one day you may want to get involved in property development.

During Our Conversation About Starting in Property Development, We Discussed

  • Many developers start with renovations to mitigate risk and learn the basics
  • The concept of Land Banking
  • Waiting for the right time in the property cycle
  • Buying the worst house on the best street
  • Becoming an armchair developer by using Metropole’s development project management service
  • The risks involved in property development
  • The benefits of property development
  • The equity that you need to put in to get started on a development project
  • Servicing your debt
  • Coming up with a finance strategy
  • Why developing townhouses is a good strategy
  • Characteristics of a good property developer
  • The sequences that developers follow
  • Who should manage the builder?
  • What makes different developments different, even when they look similar
  • Choosing a property that’s suitable for development
  • Avoiding overpayment for a development property
  • Buying at the right time in the cycle
  • Knowing which costs to look out for
  • Changes in laws and regulations that may affect your property development
  • Delays that can occur during development 

Links and Resources:

Michael Yardney 

Join us at this year’s Property Renovations and Development Workshop click here for more details and to reserve your place

Metropole Property Strategists

Metropole’s Strategic Property Plan – to help both beginning and experienced investors

Bryce Yardney - Metropole Projects

For the complete show notes plus more go to the episode web page: Here’s the truth about getting started in property development

Some of our favourite quotes from the show:

“Buying the worst house on the best street, that’s always been a really good strategy anyway.” –Michael Yardney

“Property development can be rewarding, but it definitely can be risky. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider getting involved in property development, it just means you have to go in with your eyes wide open.” – Michael Yardney

“You can’t allow the builder to manage himself; somebody has to direct that.” – Michael Yardney


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