Category: Property

May 25, 2015

Psychology of ‘bricks and mortar’ investment

Tweet Australians love property and our high level of (expensive) property ownership is one of the reasons we are ranked as one of the wealthiest countries in the world. Not only do we desire our own block of paradise, we also love to invest in property with 1.9 million individuals declaring rental income (or more likely a rental loss) in their annual tax returns.

March 12, 2013

SMSF Borrowing – Wild West?

Tweet As this is my first article in quite a few months, I thought it would be appropriate to provide a brief update on a handful of common issues on SMSFs that borrow to purchase property and other assets.     Items I am covering include: ATO warning on dodgy promoters & inappropriate structures Common mistakes made Property improvements – what you can and can’t […]

October 9, 2012

Related Party Loans for SMSF Property

Contributing hard earned personal savings into super for the purchase of investment property is difficult when there could be 30 or more years until retirement. This strategy can be utilised to get all the benefits of investing via a SMSF without permanently losing access to personal funds before retirement.

April 9, 2012

NRAS Property Investment within a SMSF

One of the most common enquiries I receive is in relation to using super to purchase NRAS (National Rental Affordability Scheme) properties.

When I first heard of NRAS and how it worked I was sceptical. I asked myself “is this just a glossy, well marketed property spruik with dubious investment value?”

To answer that question, I do what I normally do – researched, asked questions and of course ran the numbers to see how they stacked up.

July 25, 2011

When to revalue SMSF property?

Tweet A common question SMSF trustees who invest in direct property have is: When does our SMSF property investment need to be revalued? In this article I will not only confirm when properties held by SMSF need to be valued, but also how they can be valued and who can value them. Why SMSF property investments must be revalued? There are four main reasons why […]