[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 …

Why Commercial Property Is Like A Luxury Yacht

I was once looking at buying a luxury yacht and I was surprised to find out how much like buying commercial property buying a yacht is. It was noticeable because it’s quite a different system to buying a residential house in a way. It all comes down to the due diligence and how you negotiate the deal. In today’s podcast I talk about why due diligence is not only critical (yes, we all know that right?) but why it can turn a bad deal into …

Getting Ready To Pounce – The Deals Are Out There Waiting For You

Not surprisingly, amazing commercial property deals are not just around every corner… But neither are they rare as hens teeth. There are plenty of deals I wouldn’t touch with a 20-foot barge pole, but there are also way more good deals than I know what to do with. Seriously I get sent great deals all the time, and I just don’t have the time or the money to buy them all. Each deal takes time, so it’s important to weight up each deal with the …

Why Financing Your First Commercial Property Could Be Easier Than You Think

Why financing your first investment property is easier than you think. Many first time investors ask me “James, I don’t think I have enough money to purchase an investment property” My response is “Commercial property is all about Math” Many novice buyers don’t know where to start on their investment journey. My suggestion is start with the numbers and more importantly the cash you have available to sink into that first commercial property. Lets start by looking at sources of cash. How much do you …

Why ordinary Australians Are Snapping Up Commercial Property

Here’s an article I found this week which demonstrates why commercial property is such a fantastic investment… Yep. That’s what I’ve been saying all along 🙂  (James)   Higher End Commercial Properties Are Being Snapped Up Even At Lower Yields Because of Long-Term Returns Lowest prices are just the beginning for investors who are leaping into the commercial property market. Source: News Corp Australia RETIRED Adelaide doctor and grandfather Prahbash Goel is a family man. That’s why he paid $10.95 million for Bunnings warehouse in …