When selecting an investment property for a SMSF Trustees have a responsibility to choose wisely. The investment must be the result of agreement that property is an appropriate strategy for the Fund at this time and that the Trustee(s) seeks to create equity for the...read more
From time to time we have clients seeking ethical property investment. It is not always easy to couple these with high rental return in a growing location, and an opportunity like the one below is extremely rare. One of the problems has been the fear of tenant...read more
In my experience it is generally the decisions one did not make that are
remembered most. Like why didn’t I buy those shares when they were $2.50 or why didn’t I buy
that property before the boom. That could have changed my life.
I don’t know about you but I am totally at odds with many of the so called experts (definition=drips under pressure) commenting on the property market. It is very much like the U.S. political scene at the moment where the news media is grasping on anything likely to...read more
THAT IS HOW MY FRIEND DAVID EXPLAINED LIVING ON THE CURRENT PENSION. David had every opportunity to plan for a comfortable retirement but he always deferred planning due to other important, or perhaps more pleasurable, activities. David is a baby boomer who thought...read more
DO YOU HAVE MORE THAN $200,000 IN CASH IN YOUR SMSF? THINK ABOUT THIS! Current bank interest rates at an historic low! This is having an adverse effect upon SMSF cash or deposit investments. WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT? Review the earnings from cash or deposits using a return...read more
It is a natural reaction for investors to consider properties close to Brisbane CBD as targets for their investments. That may be the best choice, if they seek a short term outcome. Property investment for security at retirement is a long term process, using capital...read more
My property investment road has been long, sometimes dusty and rocky, other times smooth and always in the upwards direction. Along the road I made many friends and, hopefully, no enemies. Some had good intentions with bad advice. Others, with lots of...read more
Turn an initial deposit of $80,000 into equity of $230,000 in 18 months.
Our responsibility is to be creative and resourceful when catering for the differing needs and outcomes for each client when recommending property locations and types.
We all wish to owe as little on the family home as possible. I fully appreciate that many of us feel doubtful about property investment when there is a large debt on the family home. How would you feel if we provided an investment proposal focused on debt reduction?read more
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