Do you need a mentor to help you get ahead in property investing ?

When I started investing property way back in the 1970s I was a little bit lucky that my mum was an investor and helped me get going. I remember her teaching me some simple formulas to help me quickly work out if I could afford a property or not. Even back then I wanted to control properties and not have to pay too much out of my own pocket to support them, I was always looking for positive cash flow. As time went on I …

Warren Buffet And The 6 Reasons Commercial Property Is Now A Great Investment

Warren Buffet is well regarded as the greatest investor of all time. He’s made more money than anybody else in the world through investing. Needless to say Warren has a model for successful investing that starts with his #1 rule “Only invest in things you understand.” If he understands something he will invest in it – if he does not, he won’t. Sounds simple enough, right? But here’s why he has that rule: This rule give’s him the investing edge to get predictable results… and …

Why choose commercial property over residential?

Why choose commercial property over residential? So why choose commercial property over residential? Obviously this is the question every residential investor asks… whenever they are considering the transition across to commercial property. However, you will quickly discover the reasons are rather compelling. Reason #1: Your tenants stay for longer For the most part, you find residential tenancies will be on a month-by-month basis… maybe 6 months, perhaps for a year if you’re lucky. Whereas commercial leases will tend to range between 3 and 5 years …

Commercial Property shares better than residential -AMP’s Shane Oliver

Commercial Property shares better than residential -AMP’s Shane Oliver by Larry Schlesinger The longer term outlook for Australian residential investment property is “messy”, with price growth likely to be constrained because housing is “expensive” and offers very low returns compared with shares and commercial property, says AMP Capital chief economist Shane Oliver. “Housing is expensive on all metrics and offers very low rental yields compared to all other assets except bank deposits and Government bonds,” Dr Oliver wrote in a new analysis paper following the …

Who’s Really Investing In Commercial Property

Since the global financial crisis there has been a decrease in commercial property prices, resulting in higher yields. This has attracted a growing number of investors to consider commercial property as an appealing addition to their portfolios. Calculating a strong return Part of what is attracting new investors is the proportionally high yields that can be achieved from commercial property investments. A yield is calculated by dividing the property’s net yearly rent by the purchase price. Divide the net yearly rent by the purchase price to calculate the return on investment. So, …