Does Your Self Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) Comply?

SMSF

IF YOU HAVE made a mistake with your SMSF, there is no point burying your head in the sand hoping it will go away!

There could be serious taxation consequences if you do have a non-complying SMSF.

The following series of articles looks at how you can manage SMSF problems … so that you can end up in great financial shape, focused and ready to invest appropriately over and over again. [Read more…]

Are You Interested in a Strategic Opportunity?

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658South

ONLY THE OTHER DAY, I gave you some advance notice about this exciting new Project located in South Road, Moorabbin.

And now that the marketing campaign has formally begun, it is certainly generating a fair amount of interest. [Read more…]

Due Diligence: 5 Key Issues to Verify + Questions to Ask!

Due-Diligence
WHENEVER YOU embark upon a physical Due Diligence for any Commercial property, there are five key issues on which you should focus. And all of them need to be fully explored.

Depending on the size and type of the building, you may well require a more-detailed analysis. But for the time being, this will provide you with a basic checklist. [Read more…]

Commercial Property: Things You Need to Know

You cannot go anywhere nowadays, without somebody offering you their advice about Commercial property.

And it’s hard to know whether they are giving you good information, or just passing on ideas they have picked up on from rather dubious sources.

A thorough Due Diligence is so importantBut once you understand that Commercial property and Residential property completely different, you then begin to understand how the commercial market actually works.

That’s why these articles are intended to give you the real information — to help you become an expert on the subject.

So let’s start with doing homework properly. [Read more…]

Tried-and-True Ideas to Profit from Commercial Real Estate Investing


KEEP IN mind that Commercial property investing is all about the deal, the terms and the return on investment.

Below are a few key tips intended to give you a hand with your property investing. [Read more…]

Commercial Property: 5 Key Things to Consider

Location, Position, Where it ...Commercial property does require a little more thought than Residential property. But the rewards are solid; and generally, more predictable.

Simply keep these 5 aspects in mind, when it comes to choosing Commercial property. [Read more…]

Tried-and-True Tips to Profit from Commercial Real Estate Investing

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Tips for your Success with Commercial propertyTHE BEST looking property could actually represent the worst real estate investment you have ever made.

Remember that Commercial real estate investing is all about … the Deal, the Terms and the Return on investment. Here are some tips for successful Commercial real estate investing. [Read more…]

Commercial Property: 5 Key Decisions To Help Guarantee Your Investment Success

 You need to make certain Decisions to Succeed with Commercial property
Investing in Commercial property is not “rocket science”.

Nonetheless, there are certain key steps you do need to follow. And those involve you in making a number of simple (yet vital) decisions.

DECISION #1: Your Goals for the long and short term?
In other words, are you seeking Income on Capital growth — or both? Maybe you are after some good Tax savings — through negative gearing or Depreciation? [Read more…]

Why Do Some Investors Fail at
Commercial Real Estate Investing?

 

Reason #1: Lack of Research

Doing your homework will ensure Commercial property success Most investors fail to properly research the market and understand the relationship each sector (office, retail & industrial) has with the local economy, nearby competition and the marketplace itself.

Reason #2: Poor Analysis

Many investors fail to thoroughly analyze and research their chosen properties as far as the overall economics, calibre of the tenant and any related risks that may be involved.

Reason #3: Lack of Commitment

Investing in Commercial property requires a reasonable degree of hands-on involvement. Some investors make the mistake of believing they can be absentee landlords. You at least need to be involved at a strategic level.

Reason #4: Over Borrowing

Negative gearing is fine. But you still need to start with sufficient equity, to ensure that your investment is not over-leveraged. Always keep some funds aside for unforeseen issues that may arise.

Reason #5: Lack of Understanding

The ownership of Commercial property needs a basic understanding of things like … tenancy law, building construction, how to add value, recognising market trends and so on. All of these can be very easily addressed.

Reason #6: Price vs Value

Some beginners tend to believe a cheap price means good value and a sound investment. Instead, you need to look behind what is being presented to discover the true underlying value.

Reason #7: Over Estimating Your Skills

To be a really successful Commercial investor, you need to build up a trusted team around you — to provide valuable input in the areas of …

  • Analysis and due-diligence,
  • Negotiating the purchase,
  • Vetting the documentation,
  • Ongoing property management,
  • Determining the time to sell.

Reason #8: Lack of Diversity

After you’ve purchased your first property, you need to widen your perspective — both geographically, and across the various sectors of Commercial property. Never simply have all your eggs one basket.