The Ugliest Investments Can Make The Best Looking Bank Accounts

Ready to Hit Pay Dirt with Industrial property? As investors, we are all looking for returns? Right? In the chase for returns, we generally stick to what we know. Right? Most of us prefer to play it safe rather than risk the lot. Right? That is investing 101? Right? … Wrong You don’t need to risk the lot to get a good return from property. Don’t get me wrong. Real Estate investing is competitive, and smart investment is good investment. So I prefer to look …

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 …

[PODCAST] Aussie Bank Regulator’s War On Loans Is Murdering Residential Investing

The Aussie banking regulator APRA is making a move on residential home loans by pressuring the banks to protect themselves against potential mortgage losses at the expense of shareholders and customers. While this could be seriously painful for many would-be investors the pressure has loopholes for smart investors. Check out this podcast to find out how to position yourself for the blow.          

The difference between a good location and a bad one in commercial property investing

When searching for a commercial investment what makes a good location? Often when I am checking out an area I will visit several times – at different times of the day and different times of the week. This is especially the case I’m looking at a retail investment. To an extent a retail investment say a cafe or a hair salon relies on passing trade, this can be both foot and car traffic. If an area has a few cafes and the normal service type …

Top 5 things to look for when buying a commercial investment property

When you start your search for a commercial property to invest in there are basic factors that you should take into account.

 Like residential property, location is one of the most important things to decide on. The location of a property can mean the difference to having trouble free ongoing income or not. Of course location is not the only factor to look at, below is a list of factors that I take into consideration. Location.  This is still the No. 1 issue. You want …

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 …

Serviced offices can be a great commercial property investment

Investing in serviced offices

Investing in a serviced office could be one way to get exposure to the office market. Although I don’t personally have any office investments as part of my property portfolio, I believe that a well chosen serviced office investment could be a great addition for any commercial property investor. The concept of serviced offices is not new – I used one way back in the 1990s in Newcastle when I was involved in a large commercial development. My partners and I rented serviced office space …

Commercial Investing and Being a Landlord

According to some experts, if you want to be rich, you should try real estate investing. Many individuals today are living at the peak of wealth because of their real estate investments. Anyone can be a commercial real estate investor, all it takes is a bit of knowledge and determination. Even if you’re new to commercial property once you learn about the commercial property cash flow system, you can accelerate your cash flow and wealth. Perhaps you were once a renter before you became a …

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 …