Cash Flow – It’s not all about lifestyle

I moved to Byron Bay over 17 years ago to do a renovation on a property. I never left.   For me, commercial property has allowed me to live a lifestyle that I wanted to live. To be able to get up and go for a surf in the morning, to live a healthy, stress-free lifestyle and work when I feel like it.   In fact, I love property so much it generally doesn’t feel like work. It’s as much a hobby or an art …

New tax rulings could cause a dump of great commercial properties on the market

Giving you info on tax rulings and the like is not my bag, as you would know if you have read my blogs for a while. How you deal with your tax implications is up to you. We all have to make our choices. However, this news is a slightly different kettle of fish. New tax rulings have come into place which is going to negatively affect all the people who already own commercial property in their self-managed super funds. It goes something like this: …

Solid Opportunities For Small Investors

More and more media outlets are talking up commercial and generating more interest in it. Combined with sustained low-interest rates and falling value of the Australian dollar are certainly among the reasons for the increase in offshore investment in Australia real estate. Also it’s feeling like there is a higher global demand for Australian commercial property means more competition for scarce assets, which is driving prices up fast. But for the average small time investors like you and me (yes I still include myself in …

3 Important Questions to Ask For Creative Deal Making

The stats for how many investors are in Australia are out there, and they are quite high compared to many countries. Sadly though where they have drawn the line as to what is an investor and what is not is pretty low.   If you own an investment property – then you are an investor.   Well, that may be, but it’s also like saying if you own a car then you are a race-car driver. If you own a surf board, then you are …

Are We Seeing A New Breed Of Shop Opportunity?

I’ve mentioned that I’ve been upgrading my Bondi property by adding new apartments to it out the back of the existing commercial building. To not disturb the tenants (or at least as little as possible), I opted for a prefabricated modular building design. It means that the buildings are built in a factory and delivered and installed very quickly. It takes the actual on-site construction time from 9 months to 4 weeks or thereabouts. It was the convenient way to build in this instance, but …