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Archive for April 2018

Should I invest in a commercial property?

While most investors think residential when they consider property investment, there is a case for investing in the commercial property sector: offices, warehouses, factories, and retail spaces.   Often, the yields on commercial properties are higher. The average return on residential properties tends to sit currently at between 3-5%. For commercial properties it can be…

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Family disputes over ‘loans’ are becoming more common.

Last year I wrote about the fact that the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ has steadily risen to become Australia’s fifth biggest lender, with almost 30% of parents helping their children get into the property market. So in many respects it was sad to see an article last week in Domain which reports that family…

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