Why the Slow Economic Recovery?

The Vagaries of Financial UncertaintyExactly why have industrial companies around the world been slow to recover? And why did everything look so promising … and then suddenly, seem to grind to a halt?

Perhaps some insight into this dilemma was provided by the IMF’s recent World Economic Outlook.

According to Oliver Blanchard (its chief economist), there are the dual influences of a slowdown in advanced Western economies; and the overall financial uncertainty.

During the GFC, companies allowed their inventories to run down. Then, with a hint of global recovery, those same companies began replacing their depleted inventory levels. [Read more…]

Commercial Property: Home-study Course
Now Taking Shape

My new Training Course is quickly taking shape
Yesterday, I gave my Inner Circle a “sneak peek” at the outline for my brand-new training Course … “Mastering Commercial Property”.

And over the past couple of weeks, I have actually progressed a fair way down the track, in bringing it all together.

However, I just wanted you to see the direction in which it was heading.

Therefore, you can take a look now at just how the website is taking shape. And please keep your feedback coming — because no it’s been just so helpful.

 

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…]

Why All The Panic?


Are we really heading for GFC Mark II?

Well, not here in Australia anyway! And even overseas, things are vastly different this time around.

In 2008/09, it was private debt causing the problems … because nobody was too sure which banks were overly exposed to the sub-prime mortgage problem. [Read more…]

Let’s Stop The Doom & Gloom! How About Some Good News?

For the past few weeks, the world’s media seems to have been dominated by two unfolding dramas:

  1. The extraordinary and rather amateur performance in Washington, as the US government lurched towards potential default.
  2. The concerning spike in euro-region yields, against the backdrop of their apparently insoluble sovereign debt issues.

However, as Amy Auster reported in Saturday’s Financial Review, there was also a really positive development last week (certainly for Australia), which seems to have simply “snuck under the radar”. [Read more…]

Commercial Property:
Pricing Your Finance – Part 2

Last week, you looked at the reasons why lenders view Commercial property in a different league to Residential property, when it comes to finance.

Many things can affect the Pricing of your LoanAnd then, we moved to the various aspects Commercial lenders look at as far as Risk is concerned.

More importantly, just how these aspects will determine whether or not they will actually lend against the actual property you are looking to purchase.

However, what you really want to know is … [Read more…]

Commercial Property:
Arranging Your Finance – Part 1

Commercial property finance is one of those aspects probably the least understood — and therefore, can lead to some are rather poor decisions by investors.

Take care when arranging your Commercial LoanThe most important thing you need to grasp is that there are basically no hard and fast rules about the various factors like … the leverage that is available … costs associated with Commercial loans or … the actual lending criteria most financiers and adopt.

When it comes to Commercial finance, everything has to be viewed in relation to the strength and size of each particular deal. [Read more…]

Grasping the Nettle

Last week’s article entitled: “OK … What’s Really Going On?” seemed to capture the interest of quite a few readers.

You have to ask whySo, tell me … how many people have you spoken with lately, who are fearful about the European and US debt problems?

And have you stopped to find out how few of them realise that the problems confronting those countries may actually be GOOD news for Australia.

Perhaps it is worth explaining how that could possibly be — because there are several things you need to appreciate. [Read more…]

Trusted Consultants ~ Part 2:
Financing the Deal

LAST WEEK, I promised to reveal those key Consultants to whom I’d be prepared to entrust my own property deals. So, let’s progress a little further with that.

Perry Finance are problem solversNo doubt you will have experienced your share of problems, when it comes to arranging the finance for a recent purchase you may have finalised.

As you’re probably aware, most vendors are unwilling to enter into a contract in the current market, containing a “subject to finance” clause. Because it would simply tie up their Commercial property, without any certainty of a sale. [Read more…]

Depreciation : 4 Myths Keeping You From
Maximising Your Secret Tax Advantage

Capture The Benefits

Capture The Benefits

Depreciation is probably the most under-used weapon to legitimately shelter a significant portion of your property income.

And as a Commercial Investor, you really do have an unfair advantage over somebody investing in only residential property.

Therefore, let’s now set about dispelling a few of the common Myths concerning Depreciation.
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