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ATO provides further guidance on SMSF borrowing rules

The ATO has recently released a series of interpretative decisions about SMSFs using limited recourse loans to acquire investments such as residential and commercial investment properties.

This article gives a brief plain English summary of what each ruling is about and the impact it has on investors looking to use their super to buy property.

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buying property with super – better than negative gearing?

Is buying an investment property with your super better than negative gearing?

Using negatively geared property has been a favourite strategy of Australians trying to build wealth for a long time – but is this strategy still the best option now that you can use your super as the deposit to acquire both residential and commercial property?

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Best structure for property investment – family trust or SMSF?

For many years the family trust has been the preferred investment vehicle for people looking to build wealth through property – and rightly so. However, with self managed super funds now able to borrow to invest in property via limited recourse loans, every property investor who currently has a family trust or who may be considering one needs to take another look at what is the most appropriate structure for their situation.

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6 ways to purchase property using your super

If you have read any of my other articles you should now that your SMSF is a fantastic vehicle for holding your investment properties.

Extremely tax effective with the maximum possible asset protection.

In this article I will review the 6 ways that your SMSF can purchase property:

1. Direct purchase
2. Instalment warrant
3. Tenants in common
4. Joint venture
5. Unit trust
6. Pre-99 unit trust

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How to buy property with your super – video overview

Tweet In this video animation I have put together, I am going to go through a basic overview of how purchasing property in your self managed super fund works when you utilise a loan and instalment warrant structure. The reason I have decided to put this video together, is that there is a lot of […]

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