Creative Commercial Property Contracts

Residential property investors understand conditional contracts. To sign a contract subject to a pest inspection, for instance, is fairly common practice around Australia. In fact, conditional contracts are a great way to lock in a deal but give you an out based on certain conditions. Sometimes these conditions are based on your personal conditions as they purchaser; sometimes they are to do with the property itself. Common property based conditions are having the purchase being subject to a pest inspection, or a building inspection, etc., …

Got Mates? Syndicate deal example

Capital city returns are under some pressure at the moment and are feeling the squeeze. Yields are getting smaller in many cases as more competition comes into this market. Burgess Rawson recently listed a range of capital city buildings, mostly offices, with yields as low as 4%. Now while there may be some upside in these properties at current interest rates they are going to be taking a loss on this property. That’s just crazy. If a property is not cashflow positive from the day …

How To Get Vendors Out Of Fantasy Land

I was looking at a deal recently where the numbers just didn’t add up. For me it was time to move on and keep looking. However, there was good upside on this property and could still be worth looking at depending on whether you could get the vendor’s head out of the clouds and back into reality. The problem is that those who do not have a good understanding of commercial property will think that they bought the property for price x and they automatically …

[PODCAST] Warnings and Tips About Commercial Leases

Commercial leases are a very powerful document in Australia – almost like a mortgage. If you are going to get involved in commercial this is something you MUST know about in detail. Your lease can be the greatest document ever or it can be the biggest nightmare you ever had if you don’t have one done right. Check out today’s podcast where I explore some of these issues.

100% finance and getting a payrise

One of the reasons Australians has such a love affair with property investing has got to be the fact that property values keep increasing year after year. In Most places, the price doubles every ten years, so if you get a mortgage for say, $400,000, ten years later (if you’re in one of those areas), it will be worth twice that. Many people have realised that you can refinance and use that equity in their home to go out and buy another property that also …

[PODCAST] Positive Cashflow Deal Review – Live deal selling now

Here is a review of a deal that is live and selling right now (at the time of writing). It’s a good looking commercial deal with a strong tenant and good long term potential. AS it stands it about 70k net returns (after all expenses but before mortgage payments) . After loan repayments this would still be strongly positively cashflowed with longterm lease options. (I do these deal reviews regularly for students as video reviews, with pdf details and documents, contact details and strategy ideas …

Quarter Of A Million Passive Income From A Single Deal

I recently did a short interview with one of my students who just completed an amazing deal. I recorded this because I wanted my other students to learn from this. However just so others can see what’s possible if you learn and know your stuff, this is the shorter abridged version of this interview. In this interview Tim talks about how he found this property, the deal he created, the money he had to put into this deal and what he’s going to get out …

Square 1 For Commercial Investment Newbies

If you are a novice to commercial property investment, today is your lucky day. I am going to answer all your questions and give you the low down on getting into the market. I often write for people who have a fair idea what commercial is all about but occasionally I get people coming to me with the most basic of questions and I feel it only fair to create a springboard to get people started with why I love it so much and how …

What Drunk BBQ Braggers Don’t Tell You (Nor Does The Media)

I was at a dinner party BBQ recently. I was just there to relax and have fun with my friends, but I couldn’t help listening in to a conversation with this guy I’d never met before about his residential property portfolio. I guess there’s always one at every party right… He’s had a few too many drinks, he’s talking too loud, and he’s bragging about how much money he makes… A self-proclaimed expert in all things government policy. He was quoting the former treasurer who …

Winner of the Podcast Contest

Contest Winner Last month I ran a contest for new subscribers of my podcast. To enter you had to be a subscriber to my podcast and leave an honest review… Pretty simple right? The main prize was full access to my commercial property cash flow blueprint course and membership. Here’s the lucky winner: Peggy Mitchell holding the physical part of the course. I called Peggy personally to let her know she’d won and welcome her to the program – she was over the moon. Congratulations …