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How first-home buyers benefit from the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme and a growing property market

First-home buyers benefit from a growing residential property market Australia’s housing sector continues to show signs of optimism in the wake of Federal Election promises and a string of good news for developers, including the fact first-home buyers are set to begin streaming into the market off the back of government incentives. Official restrictions on […]

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Effective Property Development Tax Structures

By David Kenney, Partner, Hall Chadwick As a tax adviser, there is nothing more frustrating than landing a great new client in a terrible property development tax structure. Small to medium developers often use a fresh entity/structure for each development to isolate risk, so they aren’t as susceptible as clients in other industries to structural […]

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Navigate today’s commercial property market trends and overcome the pre-sales hurdle

What we’re seeing in the property development industry today As we continue to move into the downward part of the credit, property and economic cycles the wider Property Development industry is feeling the pressure. Slowing presales and On Completion sales rates Falling demand for sites is forcing Valuers to retreat and price downside risk Increased […]

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Commercial Loan Workouts and Renegotiation

By Michelle Gamble How we can ensure property development projects remain profitable When unexpected changes in the market arise, it is important for developers to turn to experts early on to ensure that projects not only stay afloat, but also turn a profit. According to the Bureau of Statistics’ most recent figures, Australia’s economy shrank […]

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Is Preferred Equity a solution?

Understand how preferred equity can support your property development funding It is common knowledge the Bank’s loan-to-value ratios have retreated a long way from pre-GFC levels. Compounding this challenge to Property Developers has been the falling ‘As Is Land Values’ and ‘On Completion Values’; not to mention, the higher levels of pre-commitments now required by […]

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Minimising Risk with Options

By David Kenney, Partner, Hall Chadwick Options are a useful way of minimising up-front costs and commercial risk for developers. As a tax adviser, I get asked all the time about the GST and duty implications of financial options. In fact, a new client of mine asked about GST on an option over a particular property. After […]

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Cheap Money Isn’t Easy Money When It Comes To Development Funding

The current economic climate has had a profound effect on the property development sector, particularly on the way projects are financed. While interest rates are low, lenders are few and far between Interest rates are currently at a record low and are expected to remain low over the coming years as a result of the […]

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Banter with Baxter (Part 1 of 5): Banter with Andrew Blundell from Worrells

DFP Director Baxter Gamble chats with Andrew Blundell from Worrells Accountancy and Insolvency. In the first of a series of 5 videos, Baxter chats with Andrew about the current challenges that builder-developers are facing given the unprecedented market conditions.  

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