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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.

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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.

Understanding Total Returns

ONLY RECENTLY, I shared some thoughts with my Mentor group. And they related to the Total Returns investors tend to expect from commercial property. Here is a graph that appeared late last year in the Australian Financial Review. And it depicts the combination of Income Return and Capital Growth.

Depreciation Can Be a Cash Cow for Farmers

MANY COMMERCIAL PROPERTY investors will also own a rural property. However, they are often not taking advantage of the same depreciation benefits claimed for their investment properties. Did you know that … You could claim $149,187 from your rural property? The most recent Commonwealth Bank Agri Insights Report suggests that investment in Australian rural properties remains strong. […]

4 Steps to Finding Your Ideal Commercial Finance Facility

IN MY EXPERIENCE, most seasoned property investors seem to have a good idea of how to structure a home loan and what to look for.

However, the complexities of commercial property and the wide array of commercial loan products mean it can be a little more difficult for commercial investors.

Common Property Deductions for Commercial Strata-title Owners

AN ESSENTIAL PART of ensuring commercial property owners claim the maximum depreciation for their property is taking advantage of any common property deductions which may apply.