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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CBD Office Markets

CBD Office Sales

CBD Office Sales


As a result of the global financial crisis … sales of Melbourne CBD Offices fell in 2008 (to $425.2m) from the level achieved in 2007 (of $850.9m) — according to research released by CBRE.

Institutional buyers and REITs have virtually withdrawn from the market … leaving private syndicates, wealthy families and overseas buyers to transact most of the deals.
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Bring along your Friend, Spouse or Partner?

The question has been raised as to whether you could bring along a “significant other” with you to attend the full-day Workshop on Saturday 4 April?

And over the years, I’ve found some of the most successful results have been achieved when people act as an Investment team. So, the answer is a resounding … “Yes!

But given the turbulent times, I’m happy to play my part in helping you out.

Simply enrol yourself and you can then bring along your “Investment Partner” absolutely FREE.

That’s how serious I am about seeing you gain the upper hand in the current market.

Are You Passing Up A Truly Great Opportunity?

Only every 18-20 years do you get the chance to take advantage of the Commercial Property market, when it’s in a state of flux!

As such, this year’s full-day Property Workshop (on Saturday 4 April) is probably even more important than in past years — to help you to gain that upper hand.

But remember, the “Early Bird” discount expires — if you are not enrolled by this Sunday.

Therefore, if you haven’t done so already … make sure you grab your self a seat over the weekend.

“Early Bird” Discount Ends on 15 March

This year’s annual Property Workshop may not be until Saturday 4 April … but the “Early Bird” discount ends this weekend.

It’s being held at the Athenaeum Club in the Melbourne CBD.

And given the opportunities that are starting to emerge in the current market … have a read of what you’ll cover, and then make sure you grab yourself a seat at the Workshop.

Victoria is Starting to Shine

Victoria may not have grown as fast as Queensland and WA over the whole of 2008.

December Quarter Growth Figures

December Quarter Growth Figures


However, it far outstripped every other State for the December — once the full impact of the global turmoil had started to take effect.

And as mentioned in an earlier posting … the positive impact of the Bush Fire Relief funds will certainly help to shore up Victoria’s position even further.

Property Workshop 2009 ~ Here are the Details …

chris-seated-sqThis year’s Annual Workshop is set down for Saturday 4 April at the Athenaeum Club, 87 Collins Street in Melbourne — and the booking arrangements are now in place.

Come along and learn first hand about a proven 9-Step Investment Formula for Commercial Property — and you can find out now, exactly what you will be covering on the day.

Also you will see there’s an “early-bird” discount there for you, if you’re quick to enrol. And of course, I would love to catch up with you there.

But even if can’t make it along — just have a read anyway.

And if you think the Workshop sounds worthwhile … make sure that you Digg-it. And feel free to share it with any of your friends or colleagues as well.

Taking Stock of Commercial Property

As I mentioned in a recent email to some Clients, it’s been surprising how few quality properties have been forced onto the market — given the difficulties caused by current global turmoil.

You’ve heard so much lately as to how bad things are. But let’s undertake a quick comparison for Australia — between 1990 and now.
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Year-end Recap, on Where Things Stand!

During October, business borrowing actually expanded by a healthy 1.1 per cent — to be 13.2 per cent for the 12-month period.

However, business debt and credit cards are considered more risky than home loans. Therefore, banks will raise their risk premium in these two areas; and not lower those lending rates, as much as the RBA’s official rate cuts.
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This is Not Quite the Stuff of Fairytales …

But for the most of 2008, Australia has basically experienced what you might term a Goldilocks market for Commercial property … “not too hot, and not too cold!

Despite Office, Retail and Industrial being near the top of their cycles … the global turmoil has prevented the usual runaway activity occurring — in most capital Cities.

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Recognise the Investment Opportunities …

Anecdotal evidence suggests that consumers are cutting back on their spending around Australia. And it’s likely that luxury items and overseas travel will be the most affected.

The Flight to ValueA recent article in The Age expounded “The Flight to Value” — where Australian Property Monitors reported a 24% drop in the median price for Toorak Homes, in the 6 months to September.
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