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Lin Andrews, Founder and Group Chairman, shares……

“Our Group history goes back to 1969 when my wife (Bunty) and I sat one Saturday night free from socialising. We paused to consider our privileges….

Our questions… “How can our lives make a difference?” That night we resolved to do something very bold!

At the time of these decisions, South Australia was implementing its Development Act 1967 – 1972 and talking a lot about tourism.

We built holiday flats at West Beach and then at Grange. These were followed by an office building, a warehouse and several homes.

During those first years, we invested and established a number of companies in diverse industries but always achieved our greatest satisfaction in the property industry.

We became agents as well as developers!
As agents we had a passion to assist people who were not generally trusting of Real Estate Agents. Our Agency business grew disproportionately to our other activities… possibly because we really liked helping people.

Most people lacked confidence in their ability to invest in the future.
People were disillusioned with the repetitious collapse of other investment schemes which rose to prominence from time to time.

We resolved to assist people to own their own real estate.
Investment seminars and excellent property management services made this possible.

These residential investments became a store of wealth to investor clients and provided accommodation for those who needed a home to rent.
At a later date we added commercial property to our skill base.

Commercial property meets the needs of entrepeneurs who grow businesses and create employment.

It may also offer a higher rate of cash flow to investors who are dependant upon their rental income.

Today we facilitate employment and accommodation across an increasing number of communities, throught the provision of property management, sales and leasing services for a diverse range of residential and commercial property.

We also design and develop commercial property according to community needs.
I am increasingly convinced that principle centred economic activity is the way to meet the sustainable needs of every community. We are proud to be a part of this great economic solution.”

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Lin Andrews, Founder and Group Chairman, shares……

“Our Group history goes back to 1969 when my wife (Bunty) and I sat one Saturday night free from socialising. We paused to consider our privileges….

Our questions… “How can our lives make a difference?” That night we resolved to do something very bold!

At the time of these decisions, South Australia was implementing its Development Act 1967 – 1972 and talking a lot about tourism.

We built holiday flats at West Beach and then at Grange. These were followed by an office building, a warehouse and several homes.

During those first years, we invested and established a number of companies in diverse industries but always achieved  our greatest satisfaction in the property industry.

We became agents as well as developers!

As agents we had a passion to assist people who were not generally trusting of Real Estate Agents. Our Agency business grew disproportionately to our other activities… possibly because we really liked helping people.

Most people lacked confidence in their ability to invest in the future.

People were disillusioned with the repetitious collapse of other investment schemes which rose to prominence from time to time.

We resolved to assist people to own their own real estate.

Investment seminars and excellent property management services made this possible.

These residential investments became a store of wealth to investor clients and provided accommodation for those who needed a home to rent.

At a later date we added commercial property to our skill base.

Commercial property meets the needs of entrepeneurs who grow businesses and create employment.

It may also offer a higher rate of cash flow to investors who are dependant upon their rental income.

Today we facilitate employment and accommodation across an increasing number of communities, throught the provision of property management, sales and leasing services for a diverse range of residential and commercial property.

We also design and develop commercial property according to community needs.

I am increasingly convinced that principle centred economic activity is the way to meet the sustainable needs of every community. We are proud to be a part of this great economic solution.”

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GOOD MORNING!

“If you always do, What you’ve always done, You’ll always get, What you’ve always got”.

These were the words brought home many years ago, by one of my children who had just commenced tertiary studies.

I have heard them repeated many times by many people, but they never lose their power to create a  pause and a little time to consider.

This power is never more so, than at the beginning of a new year!

 

The same old experiences planned for a bright new year, or something fresh and bright?

There is no standard answer which applies to everyone.

The question applies to each of us, but the answer in every case is different.

How will I invest this new year of my life?

What would I really like to achieve?

Is my bucket-list full… few things ticked-off?

At Lin Andrews Real Estate we place a lot of emphasis on education and self-development.

This is usually related to property matters, finance or administration. Sometimes we get a surprise when a member of staff gets a new and burning desire to leave and study something unrelated.

This has occurred twice this year-end.

Taylor Kennett from our Salisbury Office has been accepted into University to  commence a degree in teaching. The beginning of a whole new life, after almost five years in administration with Lin Andrews Property Group.

Thomas Richards has only been with this company for a few months. He will be commencing a degree in Engineering in 2018 but will continue to work casually as a relieving person during end-of -semester breaks.

Another long term member of staff will work on diminished hours for six months whilst she completes an MBA. Others are commencing certificate 4 and diploma courses to formalise their real estate knowledge gained through on-the-job experience.

Another has one year part-time at UniSA to complete a Degree in Property and Valuation…

AND so for many reading this newsletter, it may be good to have a look at the educational opportunities which are in abundance in Australia.

We are proud of our people who will have less idle-time, but will be busy equipping themselves to meet their life challenges.

As a property company we have a special interest in people who are making changes, which will impact their property needs and wants.
One member of staff has been talking about a “sea-change” for several years.

 

As we celebrate this Christmas and New Year Season he is putting his plan into effect. Bravo (name with-held) for putting dreams into action.

There are several others in the Lin Andrews Team who have planned to buy a home after years of leasing. I know of the dreams and aspirations… and the difficulties of starting again in a new country or a changed family circumstance. Both incur financial set-backs which are only overcome through perseverance.

Some people never get-back to where they were before a life-changing event in their personal lives.

 

FEMALE INVESTORS

One of our lady investors was buying homes to achieve capital gains over a longer period.

It is quite typical for small investors to buy homes and negatively gear to benefit from tax losses whilst diminishing tax payable.

A few years ago she changed her investment paradigm to buy commercial property instead of residential. The difference is that she now pays more tax because she has “positive geared” property.

This has been excellent for her since she does not have a “partner” to assist in saving for old age.

Now we have a new paradigm. Sell the commercial property which has one large tenant and buy smaller properties which will reduce the risk of vacancy.

Multiple small tenancies… but in selected industries and locations.

Again we see change! Not more of the same… but something new and fresh!

We actually have a number of female investors who are doing wonderful things toward their own retirement… and we are proud of their courage… and their success stories.

How about you?

We stand at the door of a grand new year!

More of the same… or more excitement as we reach out and beyond.

John Milton, a blind poet said,

“They also serve who only stand and wait”.

King Solomon wrote,

“It is good to sit under your own fig tree and eat and drink and be thankful to God who provides it all for your pleasure”.

If this is you… then enjoy!

Some have reached an age where life becomes a special place of relaxation and a time to consider our privileges.

Family, friends…  retirement and other things to be enjoyed with much less stress.

If these privileges now become your lot… then enjoy!

We at Lin Andrews wish all of our clients and friends an outstanding New Year!

Career – Family – Investment for the future – enjoying the benefit of long term planned investments from the past… whatever your situation… enjoy every step of the year ahead.

 

 

If you would like to get in contact with us, you can email us at linandrews@linandrews.com.au alternatively you can phone our office on

(08) 8234 1212

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