"We found Property Bloom through a referral from our Financial Advisor. We wanted to use the current equity in our home to start a property investment portfolio.
Property Bloom undertook the entire project from inception to completion. This involved the purchase of an existing house, with a large block which had development potential. After the purchase Jo then set about to appoint architects/builders, co-ordinated planning permission for the construction of a duplex etc. Jo liased with all the local authorities and also helped us co ordinate choices for the building, both external and internal. Jo also investigated and appointed managing agents who are now looking after the fully leased investment. Jo was fantastic at managing the whole project, and this was especially difficult given we were living overseas in London then Singapore for the entirety of the project. We are thrilled with the end result and have also learnt a lot along the way, that will help us in our next project!!
Thank you Property Bloom."
"Jo is a great teacher. I've never done a development before so her experience with the Hunter Councils and the builders is a great asset. She patiently answers all my questions and is willing to share her own experiences."
"Jo regularly updates me on what's happening with my project so that the builders, my property manager and the council are all on the same page."
“As a property owner I had made the decision that I wanted to invest in another residential investment property. I had a number of criteria that I was looking to meet for this investment – I wanted to add some value by either renovating or developing; have a property that was positively geared upon completion; a property that was low maintenance (i.e. new) and was situated in an area that had capital growth potential.
Bearing all of these criteria in mind, I read an article in the the magazine Your Investment Property about Joanna Chivers and her property development services. The property investment / development model that the article mentioned met all of the criteria that I was after.
I’d never done a property development before, so I thought that it would be great to have a partner with expertise for my first project. So, I went and met with Jo, checked her references, drove up to Cessnock with her and viewed some of her earlier projects and engaged her services.
We acquired some land at a council auction, designed my duplex from scratch, got the DA approved by Cessnock Council, engaged the services of a local builder and constructed a duplex in Cessnock. The end result of this is that I had a property that met all of my investment criteria. The gross yield is great and I have long terms tenants.
Jo was invaluable in this process. She project managed the work from start to finish, sought my input along the way, kept the builder in check and managed to make significant savings along the way that added value to the development. We are now in the process of looking for my next development opportunity that I can get her help with.
I would highly recommend her services. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss this.”