- outbackMember@outbackJoin Date: 2004Post Count: 5
Just wondering if there are any Australian books on Property Development. I have seen plenty of books from USA advertised, but none from Australia.redwingParticipant@redwingJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 2,733
Start here..an intelligent guide to Aust poperty developing
“type’ In property in Dymocks search engine..and voila 122 hits on all property titles
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Going shopping today.SeanoMember@seanoJoin Date: 2004Post Count: 22
you could also get the text books for a tafe builders cource.kattanMember@kattanJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 31
“Start here..an intelligent guide to Aust poperty developing
Has anyone read this book? any good?
KattangeoMember@geoJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 1,194
That is not a book!
Redwing was showing you what to type in the site. A book was not suggested in his thread – you read it wrong…
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The following is from the Dymocks website. looks like a book to me.
AN INTELLIGENT GDE TO AUST PROPERTY DVLP – $29.95
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Read property investor mag, often contains articles on development and renovation.SeanoMember@seanoJoin Date: 2004Post Count: 22
I have read “an intelligent guide to Aust poperty developing”. It is written be a professor in architecture. It was one of the most demanding books I have ever read. It is written for building students and owner builders. I think it is the only book of its kind in Australia. It is very thorough. The down side is that it is more of a builders manual than an investors guide to developing. A great book, it gave me a huge understanding of building houses and the procedures of building.
SeanogiladMember@giladJoin Date: 2004Post Count: 64
don’t forget the renokings books. i haven’t read it yet. But i’ve just bought one of them…Michael RMember@michael-rJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 302
The fundamentals of real estate development [and investment] are the same worldwide – more or less.
If zoning and/or tax issues need clarified, then this information can be sourced through local authorities.
One of the better publications focusing on property development is:
Real Estate Development: Principles and Process. [Mike Miles]
Although published in the United States it is used by leading universities and education facilities in Australia and New Zealand.
For those more interested in Investment and Finance, I recommend the following:
Real Estate Finance & Investment Manual [Jack Cummings]
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Have recently read the book in question, it was pretty good, but not astounding. It talks too broadly (residential, commercial, even tourist resorts), while failing to nail the specifics needed. ie How do I go ahead? How do I tie up the land with options/subject to da approval? How do I get finance? No mention of equity/cash, and none of mezzanine lending.
I am still looking for a book which talks about theory, and then outlines, step by step, the processes taken, from the legal structure, planning, through council meetings, architects, building problems (eg sandy soil- check out somersoft.com regarding a doozy!) finance, then building, holding , and renting/selling
Unfortunately, this is a huge list, and the market for a property development book is not huge compared to say, an entry level book on shares, or property buying and holding.
There is a sticky in the resources section about some books, but I will add one or two.
Reno kings “10 golden rules” and “secrets of prop investment”- dirt cheap, fantastic info, packed with finding, buying, managing info. Have found much info in here worth a mint that is not mentioned anywhere else. Talks well about using equity to expand borrowings.
Got a couple of beauty free/ cheap downloads that will keep you busy for quite a while!
Firstly, peter combdens free download at
http://www.smartpropertydevelopment.com.au/downloads.htm Brilliant, simply brilliant!
http://www.yourproject.com.au, buy the developers ebook, but forget about the toolbox, as most of it is not really related to development, it is more the esoterics of management. I haven’t subscribed to the $279 whole kit and kaboodle, maybe someone else can comment on this.
Also check out the reno kings website. Less of developing, but their stuff is dirt cheap, quite thought stimulating, and not really found elsewhere at all.