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 …

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 …

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 …

3 investment opportunities you should never talk about to a diehard residential investor – you’ll break their heart

Let’s start with a test. Just Google ‘Commercial Real Estate Australia’ to see the vast amount of places you can park your money across the country. To all the novice investors out there, let me cut through the noise. Here is an insight into the types of commercial property that will put you on the quick road to riches. Firstly, Apartment Blocks. These can be small five plus apartments or multi story building covering city blocks. It does not matter if you are buying a …

Is online shopping killing commercial property investing?

“Why online shopping is driving some business to the wall but it’s not touching my commercial property portfolio” There’s been a lot of talk recently about the impact of online shopping on Australia’s commercial property market. The naysayers would have you believe that e-commerce will sound the death knell for Aussie retailers and that commercial property is a risky asset class as a result. It’s hard to deny that some businesses – such as clothing outlets, bookstores and speciality shops – have been feeling the …

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 …