The Interest Rate Conundrum

RBA reduces rates causing real interest rates to increase Australian Bank Funding Costs Surging . I warned this could occur in WE SHOULD THANK THE RBA FOR HIGHER INTEREST RATES . What’s concerning is how quickly rates have surged and what impact expected, future interest rates decreases may have on Bank costs. If this trend continues, we will see our … Continue reading

THE FACTS ABOUT CONSTRUCTION LOANS

Recently I had a discussion with a broker who specialises in construction funding and he advised me of some of the problems he was having placing several of his construction loans. After listening to his complaints, I found myself questioning his experience; as it contradicted my own experiences of the past 5 years post the … Continue reading

GREEN SHOOTS IN COMMERCIAL FUNDING A POSITIVE SIGN FOR BORROWERS

The USA, is the centre of the investment Universe and what happens in the USA dictates the mode and tempo for markets all around the world. So it is impossible for a Global Recovery to occur if it does not include a recovery in Confidence, Growth and Economic Fundamentals in the USA. As far as … Continue reading

SOLD SOLD SOLD. PETROL STATION SITES SELLING LIKE HOT CAKES IN 2012.

Recently we have seen an almost unprecedented amount of activity in sales involving Service Stations, with $100m’s worth of Petrol Station Sites going under the hammer. More recently it was Woolworths who sold 8 of its Petrol Station Sites http://tinyurl.com/9qyd64e, although prior to this, it was 7 Eleven who sold many of the sites acquired … Continue reading

FIRST IMPRESSIONS COUNT

Like in Business, first impressions are very important when applying for Commercial Property Finance. Many borrowers come to visit me for the first time only after they have unsuccessfully applied for finance on their own. This instantly creates negative sentiment around their proposal as no lenders like to take on business that their competitors have … Continue reading