Essential home improvements for property developers

The key to selling property is to research, research, research. Doing this before you even invest in a property to develop will give you an idea of what people are buying in your chosen area and what renovations need to be carried out in order to add the most value to your home.
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African property markets poised for strong growth

London, UK – Demand for high quality commercial and residential property continues to grow across Africa on the back of the continent’s sustained strong economic growth and rising wealth, according to Knight Frank’s newly released Africa Report 2013.
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Two new professional conferences launch for property developers and landlords

For the first time, The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show (NEC, Birmingham 21-24 March 2013) is introducing two separate professional conferences at the show - one developed specifically for UK property developers and the second targeting landlords. Both conferences will provide expert insight into the issues and challenges the industry will face in 2013 and beyond.
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Look To Go Green In The Office Of The Future

In recent years, we’ve all become more aware of the need to be friendlier to the environment. Individuals, companies, local authorities and national governments have a responsibility to be as green as possible nowadays, in a bid to right the wrongs of the past, and to ensure future generations have a healthy world in which to live. For the business sector, one of the most important obligations is in making the workplace more ecologically sound, and there are many things that can be done to achieve this. Property developers and investors are more aware than ever that future initiatives will need to include a number of greener features. Every initiative, even the seemingly insignificant ones, can have a major influence on their carbon footprint, so it makes sense to do a little research into the various options. Recycle as much and as often as possible A growing number of people...
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What are the benefits of off-plan property and why is it so cost-effective to purchase in this way?

More often than not, the most economical way of purchasing property is to buy it off-plan - which, to anyone not yet enlightened on the subject, means exactly what it says. To buy off-plan is to purchase property after having seen only the architect’s plans - as opposed to a completed house, apartment or villa. Particularly fashionable in the overseas property industry but also common-place with development property here in the UK, off-plan is a popular purchase option for shrewd investors and those seeking a holiday home alike. So, what are the benefits of purchasing in this way and why is it such a cost-effective option? There are numerous reasons why people choose to purchase off-plan, with finances featuring at the top of the list. Prior to construction, developers often sell their property at substantially below its market value, giving early investors the opportunity to buy the same property as those...
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So, what’s involved in becoming a new build developer?

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="148" caption="So, what’s involved in becoming a new build developer?"][/caption] Since my article about new build developing last time, I’ve received a huge amount of feedback from people that are interested in finding out more about what’s involved in the developing process. However, it seems that quite a lot of people out there still think you need to have construction knowledge to become a developer… Well, let me dispel that myth once for all: you don’t need ANY construction knowledge to become a new build developer. Let me explain… I think one of the most common misconceptions amongst property folk is the distinction between a Residential Property Developer and a House Builder. Now, major House Builders, such as Barratt, handle the entire process in-house, from sourcing the land and obtaining planning, to construction and sales. Now many people presume that new build developers do the same. In fact,...
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