Investing in investment properties is a great way to boost a retiree’s nest egg.
When purchasing investment properties through self-managed super funds (SMSFs), Zaki Ameer, the founder of DDP Property, recommends using superannuation as part of their overall investment objectives.
The lender can now accept 20% of your superannuation and 80% from you when you apply for a mortgage, according to Ameer.
If a $400,000 property is purchased for $80,000 plus stamp duty, the super contribution is around $100,000. Your entire super fund will be invested, rather than your employer’s contribution.
In the past ten years, Dream Design Property has sold property to more than 2000 clients. Buying a home in an area experiencing high growth and demand is important, even if it is far from your home.
To fund all costs without contributing to superannuation, he buys low-priced properties in growth hotspots with high rental yields.
Clients have previously used our services to find properties with a minimum super balance or combined super balance of $100,000. The key is to stay in the market for the long haul rather than time the market.
The value of property has increased by nearly 15% in Australia’s five largest cities during the past year, making property an attractive long-term investment.
Aside from the rent, you must have all the necessary insurances in place – life, income, landlord, and home insurance, all of which should be considered. You may want to consult your financial advisor in this regard.”
Despite other costs, such as SMSF setup fees, yearly tax filings and audits, Ameer believes the long-term benefits outweigh the short-term gains.
A DDP Property investment advisor can assist investors who already have an SMSF, but have yet to purchase a property within it, in creating additional structures, along with their financial planners and accountants, to assist them in purchasing an investment property.
By investing in residential property, investors gain access to a class of assets they understand and trust without experiencing the volatility associated with other types of investments. SMSFs give you access to an initial deposit you wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford.”
For investors who purchase properties, DDP Property offers a cashback program.
His opinion is that marketing, commissions, and referrals make it difficult to succeed. The cost of a brand new $500,000 house and land package is over $25,000.
Several of these fees are paid in cash by DDP Property to the buyers.
We charge buyers a one-time fee to guide them through the process.
Using the cashback you receive after purchasing your property, you can re-invest in your SMSF.
The SMSF can invest in any SMSF-compliant asset, including stocks, property, and other investments.”
Before purchasing a property through an SMSF, Ameer suggests seeking financial advice.
Trustees should consider the investment strategy of SMSFs and the circumstances of their investors before making investment decisions, according to the SMSF Association, the nation’s leading self-managed superannuation body.
The SMSF Association recommends a strategy that specifies how much exposure the fund should have to the property market, the type of exposure, and how suitable the strategy is for SMSF members.
There is no way to set this problem aside and ignore it. Auditor of SMSFs must, among other things, ensure that SMSFs have an investment strategy and that their investments are in alignment with it throughout the year.