- JackH92Member@jackh92Join Date: 2011Post Count: 3
Recently I've taken an interest in property development, more specifically cosmetic renovations. As I don't want to just dive straight into the deep end, I'm looking for some good content to read up on so I can increase my knowledge and be more prepared for when I take the plunge. I was just wondering if anyone knew of any good books, internet sites or dvd's that would help me become more educated in the field of renovating. Information on the steps of a successful renovations, tips and tricks to increase the end profit and just other valuable topics which would increase my chance of success. I'm prepared to pay for the books, but don't really have the cash to attend one of those highly priced seminars.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks, JackJamie MooreParticipant@jamie-mJoin Date: 2010Post Count: 5,069
Welcome to the forum.
Dolf De Roos has a decent book called 101 Ways to Massively Increase the Value of Your Real Estate without Spending Much Money
JamieJackH92Member@jackh92Join Date: 2011Post Count: 3
Cheers Jamie, I'll take a look at it.maree_bradrossMember@maree_bradrossJoin Date: 2007Post Count: 401
there are some great programs on lifestyle channel (Foxtel) if your lucky enough to have pay tv – or looking for an excuse to justify itJPCCMMember@jpccmJoin Date: 2010Post Count: 42
Careful with them books though, sometimes its worth looking into it yourself. One main reason is that the book may say it only costs this much for this, but in reality it doesn’t.Property TraderParticipant@property-traderJoin Date: 2002Post Count: 111
What you might want to consider is put out by Dean and Louise Parker is called Property Systems and step-by-step manual the “Complete Renovation System”. Propertyinvesting.com has it in their bookstore and you can either pay $1300 upfront or break in the three payments. .
Jason MooreAngel 13Participant@angel-13Join Date: 2011Post Count: 20
Here's a few you might be interested in.
I'm thinking of buying Renovating for profit by Michael Holmes. I wonder if it comes as an iBook.BennyteeParticipant@ten_burnerJoin Date: 2006Post Count: 243
I own the complete reno system by Dean and Louise parker ill loan it to you for free its great
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I know it's an old thread but is the Complete Reno System worth the money?mattstaParticipant@mattstaJoin Date: 2011Post Count: 604M.InvestigatorMember@m.investigatorJoin Date: 2012Post Count: 134
Have you seen this book? Planning Your Perfect Home Renovation by Alex May. This book is quite handy will teach you about planning, budgeting, dealing with builders and tradesman. IT also features some design and money-saving tips.DWolfeParticipant@dwolfeJoin Date: 2009Post Count: 1,253
Considering the Parkers are not selling the Complete reno system any more as they are making so much money from renovations and property development, I'd say it's probably worth it if you can get your hands on a copy. I have it, but haven't been through all of it yet.