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March 17, 2020

HOW IMPORTANT IS YIELD FOR COMMERCIAL PROPERTY INVESTORS?

With record-low interest rates and a share market filled with volatility, commercial property has recently become an investment for anyone looking to park their cash and make some returns.

Although not every type of commercial property offers up decent yield in comparison to others if you’re investing and love cash flow, the asset type you purchase, and its location will be the difference in yielding high or low in return. Yield is the one obvious reason to invest.

So, what is yield? 

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March 17, 2020

IS BRISBANE SET TO BOOM?

The Brisbane market is showing sizable improvements and seems to be ready for a well-overdue boom. Every significant statistic illustrates enhancement in the Brisbane property market and prices are projected to climb this year.

In recent years, many experts had forecast a boom, but Brisbane has lacked the essential growth drivers that improved markets in Sydney and Melbourne in recent years.

The last five years have seen commercial and industrial real estate achieve double-digit capital growth, and this year is already looking...

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March 17, 2020

MARKET OVERVIEW: MCGEES OPINION

Australian commercial property experts have maintained an optimistic outlook on investment values for the coming 12 months. However, the price of retail assets is expected to deteriorate further, according to new studies.

The studies carried out by RICS in Q4 2019, surveyed professionals working in the property sector, to better understand market confidence. The results offered the strongest stance for commercial capital values since Q1 of 2018.

Investor outlook edged higher to +8, while owner-occupier remained near zero. Finance availability was one of...

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March 17, 2020

MARKET OVERVIEW: THE STATS

The latest research in the commercial market across Brisbane, completed by CoreLogic, shows that although total sales figures have fallen, the number of property sales has increased. Throughout November, December and January, 36 sales totalling $805.9 million were made.

The previous three months to November recorded just 16 sales but had a total of more than $1.4 billion. The last 12 Months (Feb-Feb) recorded $2.93 billion in sales, up three-quarters of a billion dollars on the previous year.

Recent Sales

This quarter saw...

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February 17, 2020

Abolishment Of Negative Gearing?

Negative gearing has become an increasingly popular investment strategy for Australians over the past few decades.

Proposals made by Labor before the last election suggested that negative gearing benefits for those using it for tax minimization would be drastically reduced.

So, anyone thinking about investing in property as well as those who already have an investment portfolio may be concerned about negative gearing one day being abolished in Australia.

What Is Negative Gearing?

Negative gearing is when net rental income after property maintenance expenses...

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February 16, 2020

Taxes & Commercial Property Investment

One of the foremost advantages of commercial property investment is the generation of cash flow without any focus on the outgoings.

Individuals who invest in commercial property pay tax at their marginal rate on all net rental income earned, as well as capital gains tax on any profits made from the sale of that property.

Buying commercial property also means that you can benefit from negative gearing, allowing you to offset any investment property losses against personal taxable income. Not only will...

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February 15, 2020

About Capital Gains Tax & Commercial Property Investment

Capital Gains Tax is not a separate tax, but rather part of the income tax liability of anyone in the commercial property market. Capital Gains Tax is the difference between the original price paid for a property and how much it was sold for.

To work out how much Capital Gains Tax to pay, the gross sale price is deducted from the cost base, which is the sum of the original property cost, less any incidentals, and costs for ownership, title,...

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February 14, 2020

Property Investors Need Better Understanding Of Climate Risk

Climate change is on everyone’s minds at the moment, so we thought we’d discuss this in a bit more detail. Will climate affect property investment? The following is based on recent research and events:

The long-term effects of Climate Change such as bushfires, heatwaves, and flash flooding are already being experienced in Australia. According to data from the Bureau Of Meteorology, 2019 was Australia’s hottest year on record and twenty of Australia’s warmest recorded years were all in the most recent...

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February 13, 2020

Special Report: Important Considerations For Australia’s Bushfire Disaster

Before the fires first broke out last September, Australia was already in the midst of both the driest and the hottest year on record, which meant we were also enduring a record-breaking heat wave.

Every state and territory in the country have had to deal with their own fires, but the southeast coastal regions of Victoria and New South Wales have been the most severely affected areas this season. Now 4 months later, the devastating bushfire season is still not over....

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January 08, 2020

A Guide to Property Investing in 2020

If you are considering property investment, but you don’t know where to start, this guide should help you get started. In Australia, the real estate market is worth over 6 trillion dollars. That exceeds Australia's combined superannuation funds by three times. Why? It’s easy to understand and it’s tangible. There will always be property demand, which means you will always have a great chance of growing your investment.

As you look for commercial property to invest in, keep the following in...

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