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Development Finance

Development finance can help with capital requirements to engineer large-scale projects.

Development Finance

Development finance can help with capital requirements to engineer large-scale projects.

How does Development Finance work?

Development finance typically operates as an interest-only, draw-down term loan funding the various stages of the development. Typically the loan term would be six to 18 months, depending on the size and nature of the project.

What is Development Finance?

Development finance is funding for the purpose of building new residential and commercial development projects. Examples include housing estate subdivisions, apartment builds, repurposing office blocks, and large-scale property refurbishment. Funding can be for residential, commercial and mixed-use properties. Development finance is not used for smaller-scale developments of fewer than four residential dwellings but for larger-scale commercial and industrial development projects.

Usually, the interest on a development loan is capitalised within the development period, with the entire loan, inclusive of interest charged, being repaid upon the sale of the property. The interest can be rolled up into the loan, so there are no monthly payments.

Interest rates vary depending on project risk, and most lenders require a substantial deposit of 35 per cent of the total project (plus costs) and a history of proven projects.

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What do I need to consider for my first development project?

Those looking to finance their first development have a few things they need to consider. These include: 

  • Completing a feasibility report on the project. 
  • Understanding the different types of expenses involved with this project (such as council fees). 
  • Sourcing reputable suppliers such as builders, project managers and surveyors.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a feasibility report?

A feasibility report needs to be completed before your development project. This report analyses the viability of a project to determine whether the project or venture is likely to succeed. The study is also designed to identify potential issues and problems that could arise while pursuing the project.

How much can I borrow for my development project?

There are two main methods a lender will look at when it comes to financing your development. The two options are: 

  • 65 per cent on land and building contract value
  • 60 per cent of the completed valuation

All lenders are different, but they will generally take the lower of the two options. Major Banks will want to see a 25% net profit margin on the completion of the project (20 per cent – 25 per cent for experienced developers).

They will also want to have a number of off the plan sales to cover the funding to give them comfort. Speak to an acclaimed team member from Inovayt today for an in-depth walk through.

Do I need presales in advance to secure funding?

Pre-sales is where you have buyers for your development before the project has started. Although not all lenders will have this as a prerequisite, it does give them more confidence when it comes to lending you money.

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Our team of experienced commerical brokers help you discover the right financial solutions for you and your business, so you can put your business in the best possible situation to grow, while having piece of mind.

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Our team of experienced commerical brokers help you discover the right financial solutions for you and your business, so you can put your business in the best possible situation to grow, while having piece of mind.
Our team of experienced commerical brokers help you discover the right financial solutions for you and your business, so you can put your business in the best possible situation to grow, while having piece of mind.
Our team of experienced commerical brokers help you discover the right financial solutions for you and your business, so you can put your business in the best possible situation to grow, while having piece of mind.
Our team of experienced commerical brokers help you discover the right financial solutions for you and your business, so you can put your business in the best possible situation to grow, while having piece of mind.

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Get in touch
1300 354 355


Send us an email
info@inovayt.com.au

After development finance? Contact Inovayt today

Start your journey, contact Inovayt today