Recently Sourced Duplexes
Appraised end value: $1,100,000. Hunter Valley Region. Land, construction and development costs estimated $895,000. Uplift potential of $205,000. Appraised rental of $920 per week.
Appraised end value: $1,190,000. Shoalhaven Area NSW. Land, construction and development costs estimated $930,000. Uplift potential of $260,000. Appraised rental of $880 per week.
Appraised end value: $1,100,000. Lake Macquarie Area NSW. Land, construction and development costs: $917,990. Uplift potential of $182,000. Appraised rental of $960 per week.
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Creating uplift, yield and growth in property
Why wait for perfect market conditions when you can create uplift now? Take the guesswork out of investing in property and stack the odds in your favour. See which option below may best suit your needs!
Duplexes – Guaranteed Six-Figure Uplift
Duplex projects provide the highest short-term returns. It is true uplift can be generated in single dwellings or dual occupancy properties but constructing and developing 2 dwellings, on 2 separate titles, can increase the value of the property significantly. In just 12-15 months! Short-term profits and flexibility are highlights of developing duplexes. These are the options at your disposal at completion:
- Hold both properties for ongoing positive cash flow, capital growth and tax benefits
- Sell both at completion for an immediate profit
- Sell one keep one. For the best of both worlds and to reduce debt
Dual Occupancy – High Rental Yield
We research and locate areas with high demand and then add immense value by constructing a property suitable for multiple tenants. This is how high rental yields are made possible. Suitable for any investors with the following situations or goals:
- Those with cash flow or tenancy concerns
- For those closer to retirement
- Or anyone who just wants more money in their pocket from the get go!
Single Dwelling – High-Performing House & Land Packages Our team conducts end-to-end research on 100s of areas to identify the best opportunities that target long-term growth and rental yields at prices as low as $400K. We also offer rental and building term guarantees. These options can result in:
- High resale demand
- Strong yield
- Strong capital growth and some instant uplift potential
How we create uplift
Uplift can be created in a number of ways. While duplexes are often most effective in creating maximum short-term uplift, it can still be done with single dwellings on a tighter budget. Here’s how:
- Sometimes, starting small with a single dwelling or dual key can be the best way to get started and to build your equity, as well as your experience. It all depends on you and your goals!
- Finding sites below market value (though this is difficult in a hot market)
- Finding off market sites through our network to minimise competition
- Buying in the right location at the right time of the cycle to experience short-term capital growth
For single dwellings, or dual key properties, it is possible to get $50k – $100k uplift and positive cash flow by completion. But it is more difficult to achieve. Duplexes can leverage these benefits and take short-term profits to the next level.
When you buy land, construct 2 dwellings and subdivide onto 2 separate titles, you have added value and created development profit. Essentially buying 2 properties at wholesale prices and ending up with retail values at completion. It is possible to achieve over $250k+ instant equity by completion. Plus potential growth!
Sometimes starting small, with a single dwelling or dual key, can be best to get you started and to build your equity and experience. It all depends on you and your goals!
Our Research Process
WolfeSmiths has a 2-pronged research approach. We lean heavily on data whilst also keeping an ear to the ground. Gaining a feel from local professionals such as agents, builders and developers. When you are assessing a project, WolfeSmiths can provide:
- Analysis of the local market and demographics
- Information about current and future infrastructure that may lead to increased demand
- Multiple sales and rental appraisals to confidently assess uplift and cash flow
- Research reports
- Build plans, pricing and inclusions
- Local agent perspectives and contact details
We’ve researched hundreds of areas, filtering the opportunities we feel provide the best investment prospects. Mitigating risks and maximising returns.
Is this right for you?
WolfeSmiths specialise in research and process management to assist clients in purchasing high-quality investment properties with confidence.
- We research all over Australia. Focusing mainly on the East Coast.
- We have an extensive network of professional affiliates who can develop your strategy and support you through every step.
- We work with reputable builders
- Provide fixed price, turn key build contracts
- All development and council costs included
- Full end-to-end process management
- No out-of-pocket cost to you, the investor – We get paid by the builders
Whether or not you should work with us depends on your ability to proceed with confidence, and your goals.
Here are some of the common reasons people work with us:
- You want to fast track your investment portfolio
- You want to pay off your mortgage quickly
- You want to get to a point where you can quit work to live off rental income or be a professional developer
- You want to plan for a comfortable retirement
- OR, you’re not sure what you want but you want to get into an investment property that will help you achieve your goals ASAP
Because these properties can be rare, there are a few boxes you need to tick to ensure we’re a good fit. Here’s your ideal scenario:
- You feel secure with your current income
- You have the ability to purchase over $400K for single dwellings or over $600k for dual occs and duplexes
- You have an appetite for property investment
- You want to expand your portfolio or start building it with confidence
- You have the ability to purchase over $800k to qualify for our uplift guarantees
Does this sound like you?
The L.O.O.T. Method (Life On Our Terms) for creating life on your terms!
The reason people invest is to build wealth and to create passive income so they may live life on their terms. But the old way doesn’t work anymore. You may have heard it before? Buy multiple properties, hold them for 20-30 years and sell enough to clear the debt and live off the remaining rental income and savings.
This takes a long time and many investors won’t have the borrowing capacity to purchase enough property. On top of that, you’re relying exclusively on capital growth.
Plus, who wants to work until 65-70 anymore? What is lacking for most property investors is a method to create enough wealth and passive income to quit the day job in 10-20 years. Most investors can buy a property, or 2. But how do you use your portfolio to live the life you want?
We’ve met many experienced property investors that don’t have an answer to this.
At WolfeSmiths we help investors to solve these challenges using our unique method. The LOOT Method – (Life On Our Terms)
So how does it work?
There are 2 strategies that make up the LOOT Method
CASE STUDY EXAMPLE
Names: John and Lisa
Age: 38 and 35
Finances: Own their own home with a mortgage. Have $20k in savings and $120k of useable equity. Have a combined income of $180k
Goals: $100k passive income in 15 years, own 4 investment properties, have the flexibility to live life while investing but eventually give up their jobs and start their own small business. They also want a secure retirement by 55 and be able to help others. Travel and living life along the way is very important to them.
The LOOT Method Explained
John and Lisa buy 1 investment property in year 1. They are a little conservative but their budget also meant a high-growth single dwelling was best for them. A 4 bedroom family home that is cash flow positive (after tax). Over a 3-year period this property, and their own, have increased in value by around 15%. Rental income has increased by around 10% and they have also worked hard to reduce their home loan. They now have the equity and the confidence they need to get into something bigger.
Do properties really grow at that rate?
The capital gain over the past 25 years equates to an annual growth rate of 6.8% pa for houses and 5.9% pa for units according to CoreLogic.
At 6.8% for houses that equates to approximately 10.5 years to double in value. This is the Australia-wide average.
Will they always grow at that rate? Maybe not. Which is why we don’t rely on growth alone.
But don’t just take it from us...
I enquired with WolfeSmiths about 3 months ago and have to say we’ve been really impressed so far. We weren’t very confident in finding a viable investment given all the uncertainty in the market. However, the duplex opportunity that was presented to us completely exceeded our expectations. The extensive due diligence that was carried out made it evident that a lot of time had been dedicated to helping us get the best deal possible and really put our minds at ease. Would definitely recommend!
Nick was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the processes and important information needed. He went above and beyond for us and always took into account our needs and wants. We loved his enthusiasm and well informed assistance he offered. Thank you very much WolfeSmiths, we really appreciate all your tile and efforts! Can’t recommend them enough!!
Nick was highly knowledgeable about the real estate market in Australia and super positive to help me get the best deal. Highly recommend!
I have known Nick for more than 10 years and seen his progression from a newbie to an expert. He has helped me with both investment and business advice and I can say he’s knowledgeable and trustworthy! I would highly recommend WolfeSmiths to anyone wanting investment advice from someone who is real and genuine.
Nick is genuine and really good at what he does. He always worked with client’s need and requirements with utmost respect. He gives 100% in anything he puts his mind to and consistently delivers beyond your expectations.
Have known Nick for years – he’s determined, driven, and puts in the hard work to get results! If you’re keen to understand how to get ahead of the game, Nick has the experience and knowledge to get you there! He’s a blimen good guy!
I have been lucky enough to work with Nick over the last few years, I can confirm that he is motivated, driven and passionate – all of the things you need to help better yourself financially. Keep up the amazing work Nick and team!
I have known Nick & Daniel for over 5 years. Nick for the most of that was a former boss and mentor he has had a profound touch on me and helped me grow to the person I am today. I would recommend Wolfesmiths to anyone who is looking to take control on there future.
I have known Nick and his partner for over 7years now, originally through a mutual friend of ours. Since then I am hard pressed to think of a harder worker or a more real person that I know. Not only has he helped me with crucial business decisions but he’s also been there to have a laugh along the way, making processes that can be arduous and stressful, light fun and exciting. If you are on the edge of making a decision for your family, I wholeheartedly ask that you to let Nick and the team at Wolfesmiths to help you make that step.
The team have been amazing! They’ve been a pleasure to deal with. Highly recommend Daniel and his team.
Caring For Our Community
WolfeSmiths is proud to partner with Children’s Ground. Committed to making real and lasting changes, Children’s Ground works with children in communities that are devastated by intergenerational poverty and inequity. Having developed an innovative, 25-year strategy, Children’s Ground is being recognised as the first of its kind in Australia. Their unique approach aims to tackle entrenched disadvantage through a long-term, holistic, and community-based approach that is supported by a robust global evidence base.
We are determined to contribute to their mission and have decided to donate $1000 for every investment made with us directly to their cause. You can make a difference by working with us without needing to donate from your own pocket.
If you want to learn more and potentially get involved, feel free to check their website out in the link below:
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Your first step to finding a perfect fit property. We won’t share your details with any 3rd parties.
1) Client and service assessment
2) Duplex or house assessment
3) Purchase of investment
4) Ongoing professional support and reviews
FAQ's - How it all works
Uplift is the difference between what you pay for the property vs what it is worth at completion.
See diagram above in the booking section for more information on the process. However, we can guarantee that you will get transparency and a “no fluff” approach. If we can help, we’ll get to the point and provide you with all the info and support you require to assist with assessing any options you may be considering. If we do not feel we are a good fit, we will do our best to point you in the right direction.
For duplexes with a combined land and construction value of $900,000 and above;
We guarantee $150,000 uplift. If this is not achieved, WolfeSmiths must pay $10,000 by way of bank transfer or bank cheque to the client.
For duplexes with a combined land and construction value of $800,000 and above;
We guarantee $100,000 uplift. If this is not achieved, WolfeSmiths must pay $10,000 by way of bank transfer or bank cheque to the client.
The difference between;
- The contract prices together of the Building Contract and the land contract;
- The Appraised Market Value at completion.
Appraised Market Value is determined by taking the average of 3 local real estate agent’s Market Appraisals at completion.
If your property isn’t finished on time, you will receive up to $75 per day compensation*. AND, if you don’t get a tenant within 2 weeks of completion, we’ll cover your rental income for up to 4 months!
*As per your build contract. The daily compensation amount for any building exceeding planned building time may vary builder-to-builder.