Commercial Property and The “Property Clock”

A recent survey by the Australian property institute (API) shows that the East Coast property market, all sections commercial and residential, at the bottom or near the bottom of the property cycle. They demonstrate this by using what’s called a property clock. What is a property clock? Typically surveys like this use property clocks to show where they believe the market to be. They usually run like this: Noon to 6 PM is a downswing and 6 PM to midnight is upswing. It’s interesting to …

Do you need a mentor to help you get ahead in property investing ?

When I started investing property way back in the 1970s I was a little bit lucky that my mum was an investor and helped me get going. I remember her teaching me some simple formulas to help me quickly work out if I could afford a property or not. Even back then I wanted to control properties and not have to pay too much out of my own pocket to support them, I was always looking for positive cash flow. As time went on I …

Warren Buffet And The 6 Reasons Commercial Property Is Now A Great Investment

Warren Buffet is well regarded as the greatest investor of all time. He’s made more money than anybody else in the world through investing. Needless to say Warren has a model for successful investing that starts with his #1 rule “Only invest in things you understand.” If he understands something he will invest in it – if he does not, he won’t. Sounds simple enough, right? But here’s why he has that rule: This rule give’s him the investing edge to get predictable results… and …

Why choose commercial property over residential?

Why choose commercial property over residential? So why choose commercial property over residential? Obviously this is the question every residential investor asks… whenever they are considering the transition across to commercial property. However, you will quickly discover the reasons are rather compelling. Reason #1: Your tenants stay for longer For the most part, you find residential tenancies will be on a month-by-month basis… maybe 6 months, perhaps for a year if you’re lucky. Whereas commercial leases will tend to range between 3 and 5 years …