Australians have long had a love affair with residential property. We have one of the highest rates of homeownership in the world and investing in residential real estate is a popular route to financial security. In this fascinating, practical book, successful property developer, architect and writer Ron Forlee shows how, through careful planning and development, returns on property investment can be considerably enhanced. Readers are taken—step-by-step—from site selection, sourcing development finance, getting advice, working with contractors, councils, consultants and solicitors, costing, monitoring and managing risk, and marketing, to finally selling the improved property. Including tables, checklists and drawings, Australian Residential Property Development offers a huge amount of information evolving from the author's own education and experience.