Articles by Rob Balanda

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Rob is a partner in the Gold Coast based law firm MBA Lawyers. He is a highly regarded educator of property investors and estate agents and the author of the "Made Simple" series of books and CD's.
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The self discipline that you have displayed over the last 15 years and your self education about property strategies has seen you grow a property portfolio of ten properties over that time through the establishment of three separate companies acting as trustees for three different family trusts. You now have a property portfolio worth close…

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If the owners in a duplex or triplex you want to buy into have let the operation of the body corporate lapse, what can you do to protect yourself? Property investment is a bittersweet mixture of successes and mistakes.   As an investor, you’ll have triumphs and victories, as well as misadventures and mishaps. Persisting…

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The growth in prices of quality residential and commercial properties has put many such properties outside the reach of single investors. This has led to the explosion of property trusts and syndications, which captured many small property investors who otherwise would have been unable to invest directly in those properties.   The downside to investing…

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All too often property owners sign up a real estate agent and engage them to sell their property as either their sole agent or exclusive agent without really appreciating the difference between the two. Some investors think they should only ever use a sole agency, just in case they can sell the property themselves and…

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In this second instalment of this our two-part article I outline eight more reasons why leases are of the utmost importance in a commercial real estate transaction.     Read the first part by clicking here When you purchase a residential property you can undertake an exhaustive due diligence and investigation of the property and…

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Advanced investors are always looking for new financial vehicles to consider and commercial property is one such option that’s growing in popularity.  Unfortunately, some investors don’t fully understand its unique peculiarities, including the importance of leases.   With the growth of super fund investment in property, along with it has come a surge of interest in…