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. …

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 …

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 Big Brand Chain Stores Say It’s Time To Buy Commercial Property

Now is the time to invest in high street retail. Many have said the Internet will kill bricks and mortar retailers. But I beg to differ. Look at the biggest companies in retail over the past 10 years, Zara, H&M and Topshop. They all dominate the high street. These guys are transforming retail and it gives novice investors like us an opportunity to get into the market. I will explain. You see, these big brands are magnets for customers. They spend heaps of time selecting …

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 …