I must say that this has felt like one of the most productive weeks of the year so far. So much so that I’m going to skip over the usual introduction and jump right into what’s been happening in the property development sector this week.
Soon you’ll begin to notice some of the website updates that we’ve been working on over the past couple of months - as usual, the focus has been on how best we can streamline our offering and enable our users to engage with our platform more seamlessly than ever before.
The first stage of our update-schedule is complete and now allows our users to gain quick access to important decision-making documents including information memorandums. We’ve got a number of exciting developments in the pipeline so watch this space!
The rise of the non-traditional lender
This is a trend that we began watching closely over the past 18-months. In an article we published this week, we reveal some insights regarding why the traditional bank lenders are becoming less attractive for investors and developers - but also what benefits could be gained for yourselves by exploring a different path when it comes to finding the right financing solution for your projects.
Read more on this topic here.
Contributor Content – Advice
The easiest way to achieve greatness is to learn form those who have already achieved it.
This week we have two articles contributed by Bushy Martin of the KH Group that offer fiscal advice for every keen developer.
In the first article, Bushy outlines what it takes to replace or subsidise your current income to reach a level of financial freedom that we all crave, whilst in the other, he articulates the key players needed to form a property investment A-Team.
Take a look at our news section for more information.
'Growing the Brand' Michael Ryan – Interview
You'll also find in a recent podcast episode, TC and Rob sat down with Michael Ryan, Director of Allard Shelton. You can listen to their in-depth conversation which spans the importance of growing a brand, the ebb and flow of sectors, the shift towards design and user-focused builds - and a lot more.
Only 10 Days remain to access FREE Data
Our friends at DistrictData recently launched their latest residential development market research tool. This is a remarkable service, allowing any prospecting developer or investor the ability to drill down into the nitty gritty of a specific site; development pipelines for the area, pricing information, demographics, amenities and much more. While currently only covering sites within Victoria, DistrictData will soon expand nationwide.
As a special offer to Development Ready subscribers, DistrictData are offering full access to their platform and two downloadable site reports for FREE. Critical decision-making data is now easily at your fingertips. If you haven't yet taken advantage of this offer, I implore you to explore its possibilities. Simply register for free here, and explore the site's incredible insights before the offer expires on 31 July 2018.
And that covers off on not even the half of it. We've seen some fantastic new sites listed for sale this week, particularly across the southern Queensland stretch of coast. Have a search and of course, get in contact with us if you have any questions at all. We love hearing from you.
Wishing you an enjoyable weekend ahead,
All the best,
Nick Materia, Founder, Development Ready