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The Office Market Crown is Set to Move to Melbourne

SYDNEY HAS traditionally claimed to be the largest office market, with the greatest office space take-up each year.

However, more corporate tenants leased space in Melbourne during the second half of last year, then any other capital city. In fact … 110,000 sqm more space than they actually vacated.

CAPTURE AN UNFAIR ADVANTAGE

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Are Childcare Centres the Next Big Thing for Investors?

THE GROWING DEMAND for childcare centres is no longer just from parents jostling to get their kids on waiting lists.

It’s increasingly also coming from investors looking to get a slice of this burgeoning real estate market and to take advantage of the significant tax deductions available for this type of property.

More Vital Accounting Tips For Commercial Property

AS COMMERCIAL PROPRTY investors, managing finances can be one of the most important aspects of ownership. No matter how many buildings you own, you still have to run your business and finances accordingly.

You Need to Look Behind The Economic Data

. A NUMBER of journalists and economic pundits seem to have been focussing solely upon the latest GDP figures. However, the recent NAB monthly business survey appears to contradict concerns about the shaky household consumption sector – where the main concerns seem to relate to past issues. Mainly things like … the end of the […]

Commercial Loans With No Financials – Is It Possible?

TRADITIONALLY, for any business or commercial loans, most lenders will require at least two year’s past tax returns and financials to establish servicing capacity.

For some borrowers, this is either not desirable or not possible. And so, here is a summary of several loans that could be available for such a borrower; plus how those loans may also apply to you, as a commercial investor.

4 Tax Tips for Commercial Property Investors

AS THE END of the financial year approaches, commercial property players should know their tax implications – especially first-time commercial property investors, who need to be aware of the key differences for owners and tenants.

Removing Budget Confusion Over Claiming Depreciation

THE 2017 FEDERAL BUDGET (handed down by Treasurer Scott Morrison on Tuesday 9 May) includes proposed changes, which will affect residential property investors Australia-wide.

At this stage, our understanding is that depreciation claims relating to commercial properties won’t be affected. This is good news for anyone who owns a commercial property.

Underquoting Laws Change

UNDERQUOTING can take place whenever a real estate agent misleads a potential buyer about the likely selling price of a property – be it for commercial or residential real estate.

For example: When a property is promoted at a price that is lower than its estimated selling price, the seller’s asking price or at a price that the seller has already rejected.