Are You Missing The Hidden Gems In Regional Australia?

Commercial real estate in regional Australia is back in favour. Demand for office space is surging in most major CBDs. This has caused overflow into regional office demand. Would you be surprised if I told you Wollongong is among the most popular regional centres for private investment? Yep Wollongong! You see, Wollongong is only about 100kms from Sydney CBD and unlike Sydney, it is affordable. It makes complete sense. I have previously discussed the maths of property investment. Our mission as real estate investors is …

Turning Other People’s Stuff Into Money

You’d think by the headline of this article I was talking about trash ‘n’ treasure markets or selling people’s stuff on eBay… When I look at trends in real estate, there’s one I’m noticing becoming more and more popular. It’s Tiny Houses. If you haven’t seen this trend, when I say tiny… I really mean tiny. These are houses that are little more than one living room and a bedroom. They have a tiny footprint and are designed to have people live a simpler life. …

[PODCAST] What Malcolm Turnbull Could Mean For Australian Property Investing

It may be a little too early to tell exactly what Turnbull means by becoming an agile country and responding to change. However seeing a guy in the “top job” who is not only a self-made millionaire but also has a strong property investment portfolio, including commercial property… well it gives me some hope… From 33 years in the trenches though, I share what I really think will happen.

The 3 Growth Levels Of Commercial Property And The Action You Need To Implement Them.

There are a couple of different options to look for when it comes to commercial property. No, I’m not talking about office vs. industrial etc I’m talking about properties you can do things with and those you can’t. I was looking around at a few potential properties to show my students the other day, for example, and I found a shop in Coolangatta which had one of those chain coffee shops in it. The shop had a ten-year lease with another ten-year option on it. …

New PM Equals New Possibilities

Well, here we go again! If you have been living under a rock or just back from sailing in the middle of the southern ocean, here’s a news flash! We have a new PM. Another PM. It’s time to say goodbye to Tony’s slogans, ‘Jobs and Growth’ , ‘Debt and Deficits’, ‘Lifters not Leaners’ . Change is a coming. Roll out the red carpet (a very expensive one hopefully) for Malcolm ‘Top end of Town’ Turnbull. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the reason …

Dummy Investors Flocking To Regional Towns

According to industry figures Commercial investors are flocking to regional areas to invest in property that’s backed by blue-chip leases. A recent Burgess Rawson auction in Sydney and Melbourne saw 130 million worth of commercial real estate get snatched up by desperate investors. Why, so I say desperate? Because many of these investors were happy to settle for 3 or 4% yields. To my mind there is not so much competition that you should need to take such low yields… in some cases this means …

[PODCAST] 10 Ways To Quickly Add Value To Your Commercial Property

Adding value to your commercial property doesn’t have to be a case of waiting for the market to grow. There are an enormous number of ways you can add value to your property quickly, some of them won’t cost you a cent but can give you a pile of extra equity to play with. In this podcast I discuss just 10 ideas that could add tens if not 100’s of thousands of dollars to the value of your property.  

3 Property Investing Tweaks To Stop Gambling And Start Earning Big

What with negative gearing being one of Australia’s favorite strategies it keeps investors firmly in the mindset of one of Australia’s other favorite things… gambling. Think about it… we all want to be “Tatts outta here”, we all want to win the lottery. Australians love the idea of the big win regardless of how much of an Aussie Battler we are, having the ‘big win’ is still somewhere in our psychology. The problem is that if you call yourself an investor but you are using …