Forget International Finance and Start Enjoying Life

More speculation in the media about the future of commercial property this week with the RBA expressing concerns about a “growing disconnect between prices and fundamentals”.   I’m no economist but I have to wonder about that. Aren’t prices a function of fundamentals?   Supply and demand for instance.   Maybe fundamentals just need a bit of a catch up.   That aside I think it’s risky to assume that we, while reading this doomsayer prediction, are comparing apples with apples.   The rest of …

Educating Your Tenants To Keep You Happy

I was reading some commercial articles, as I always do to keep up to date with the industry and I came across an article which gave me food for thought. Actually the article was written for prospective tenants. It was showing them what they should look out for when signing a new lease. Now I know some people are sharks. I’m not one of them. I’m astute; don’t get me wrong, but I prefer to have a situation where it’s a win/win for both parties. …

Fact, Fiction and Finances

Like many hot button issues in real estate investing, debating whether you invest in residential or commercial is often not one that comes up. Sadly the majority of “investors” – (Notice the inverted commas… if I was telling you this in person I’d be using “Air-Quotes”) get no education around investing at all. They’ve bought a house or two and know how that works… So when their accountant suggests, they buy an investment property… they go do what they’ve already done before… Then they work …