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Jo Chivers from Property Bloom

Jo Chivers

“I was bitten by the property bug, there was no turning back.”

Jo Chivers proves that women can indeed have it all- a career that you are passionate about and a family.  While all of this sounds great, it does require hard work, dedication, perseverance and a bit of risk-taking.

Jo’s love of property development inspired her to leave her corporate career and pursue her true passion. After educating herself in property investing, she started building up her own property portfolio. After purchasing a few blue chip properties in Sydney, she soon realised how negatively geared they were and began researching outside of Sydney. She discovered a more affordable, large region of NSW where she completed her first property development.  Soon her friends were asking her to find them sites and manage their developments. 

She realised there was a need for an all encompassing project management service and her business Property Bloom™ was born.  Ten years down the track, she has developed over 60 properties for clients, creating literally hundreds of thousands of dollars in equity and high end yields.

http://www.propertybloom.com.au/

  • 11 Sep 2014
    Our Cost Plan vs. Actual Build Cost Experiment

    When costing a development project, the most accurate way to do this is with a Quantity Surveyor. I was recently chatting to Bob - one of our Quantity Surveyors (QS).

  • 05 Sep 2014
    The long road to large scale land development

    The next time you look at buying a piece of land within a land estate, spare a thought for the land developer.

  • 27 Aug 2014
    Have you started on your property journey?

    Today I thought I’d share a little about my own personal property investing journey in the hope that it may be of interest or maybe if I’m lucky, encourage you to move forward on your own journey if you haven’t already.

  • 13 Aug 2014
    How to Dual Occ

    A good development strategy for a first time developer and investor wanting to boost their property portfolio is a dual occupancy project; buying land where you can build two dwellings and subdividing. The dwelling/villas may be attached o ...

  • 08 Aug 2014
    How do you determine your construction costs at the outset of your property development?

    Property developing can throw many different challenges at you and one thing I have learnt after managing over sixty developments is that there is always a solution to a problem. The trick is to understand what possible issues could arise a ...

  • 31 Jul 2014
    I love it when things just stack up

    A little while ago, I found a property on the internet that I thought had sold a few months ago. It was still marked “Under Contract” but they’d just forgotten to remove this after the sale fell over.

  • 24 Jul 2014
    My ‘Old School’ Builder

    There are things like their financial position, their quality and customer service, their staff levels and their experience that are obviously all very important. But over the years, there is one endearing feature that I’ve found means the ...

  • 16 Jul 2014
    Liquidation…the timing can make a difference to the success of your development.

    The Definition of a Developer’s Nightmare is: hearing that your builder is going into liquidation. So what happens when a builder you’re using does go into liquidation?

  • 09 Jul 2014
    What is a Contour Survey?

    If you are considering property developing, contour surveys should become your new best friend. It is important to understand the contours of land. I find that many of our clients do not understand what a contour survey is and why it’s nece ...

  • 27 Jun 2014
    State Policy Will Help Feather Your Nest

    The Affordable Rental Housing - State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) is encouraging people to build more granny flats and Property Bloom has introduced this as an affordable development strategy that may help you to grow your property ...

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