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Federal Election 2019: What are the implications for the property industry?

With the Federal election officially called for 18 May, the outcome of the election has quickly become a major talking point throughout the property and development industry – especially as we think about what each potential outcome may mean for the industry over the next few years. Amid fallout from the banking royal commission, tighter […]

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Why affordable housing isn’t just an opportunity for politicians

In 2019, ‘affordable housing’ has become a buzzword in many different professional sectors, particularly within Australian politics. But, as the Australian housing bubble weakens and homeowners get their foot back in the door, developers should be looking at what opportunities affordable housing can offer their businesses. Although affordable housing is quickly dismissed as an issue […]

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Event: Project Essentials For Property Development

Development Finance Partners are pleased to partner again with The Urban Developer to deliver a workshop to help developers understand the essential criteria that bank and non-bank lenders are seeking in the current market. Events are being held in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in early April.   Details are as follows: Brisbane – 4th of […]

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Fight or flight: How residential developers should react to Australia’s falling housing prices

Australia’s fabled housing boom, which has seen property prices surge beyond the reach of many Australians may have finally come to its long-awaited end. Sydney and Melbourne, the fastest growing cities in Australia and major forces behind the country’s housing bubble have begun to slow as the market faces its biggest quarterly drop since the […]

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Guest Post: Why it’s more important than ever to work with experts when it comes to Property Development

Whether you are starting a development, carrying stock or land banking, 2019 will be an interesting year. Those with the best, independent advice will win. If you have had your head down, you may have missed a few changes in the global and local market conditions that are influencing what is going to be an […]

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How to Choose the Right Finance Partner for your Development

Securing finance with the right finance partner centres around the careful science of matchmaking. As we all know, one of the fundamental elements of a successful partnership is compatibility. This is no different with development finance. When starting your search for the right finance partner, the first step is to become aware of both your […]

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How Labor’s $6.6 Billion Housing Policy Could Impact The Market

As we’re leading in to the next federal election, housing remains a key topic for both major parties, with experts divided on the future of Australia’s housing market in light of the Opposition’s announcement of a $6.6 billion affordable housing plan. In December 2018, Labor Leader Bill Shorten proposed the $6.6 billion fix for the […]

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What Developers Need To Know About The Recent APRA Changes

APRA’s reversal of a 30 per cent cap on interest-only loans from Australian lenders has got investors and developers buzzing. But, the question is: does the relaxation of regulation signal an opportunity for the development industry? APRA’s temporary supervisory benchmark on mortgage lending was put in place in March 2017 to force banks to be […]

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