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Borrowing For Self Managed Superfunds in Brisbane

Borrowing for Self Managed Superfunds – CBA

What is self managed super? Like other super funds, SMSFs invest members' contributions and in turn provide benefits to members at retirement, or death benefits to beneficiaries. The main difference between SMSFs and other types of superannuation funds is that as an SMSF member you also act as a...

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Mixing Property and Your Self-manage Super in Brisbane

Mixing property and your self-managed super

You may want to set up an SMSF primarily to invest in residential property. Here we explain when you can use your SMSF to invest in property and what you need to consider before you do. SMSF property rules You can only buy property through your SMSF if you...

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Self Managed Super Funds in Brisbane

Self Managed Super Funds

A self managed superannuation fund (SMSF), is a small superannuation fund created for 1 to 4 members designed to create wealth for retirement. They can be suitable for those individuals who want to accept the responsibility of taking control of their retirement planning by investing directly and making their own...

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Renting with pets? Landlords might be OK with that.

Our 2014 Tenants and Sharers report found that despite tenants believing the biggest disadvantage to renting is not being able to find a pet-friendly property, landlords are open to accepting pets if tenants paid slightly more rent. Australian renters notoriously struggle to find pet-friendly rentals, and it’s always a...

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Extra space rules in the city

Extra space rules in the city

Research from property valuation experts confirms what anyone hunting for an apartment in the inner city would likely tell you – space is king. Opteon Property Group found that converting existing storage space, such as a walk-in-robe, to a second bathroom in a two-bedroom apartment can increase the value of...

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Is negative gearing on the way out?

Is negative gearing on the way out?

In the lead up to the federal budget, word has leaked out that the government is considering limiting negative gearing for residential property. At the moment, this looks like a ‘kite flying’ exercise, which governments use to take the temperature of the electorate. But if it comes to pass,...

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Concerns over rental affordability

Concerns over rental affordability

Anglicare Australia’s Rental Affordability Snapshot, released this week, paints a concerning picture for low income earners looking for available housing. The nationwide report draws on data from realestate.com.au, and found that Australians on low incomes, and those on government payments and the minimum wage, cannot afford to cover the costs...

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Gap widens between houses & units in capitals

Gap widens between houses & units in capitals

New data suggests the gap between house and unit values is widening across Australia’s capital cities, with houses  recording greater value growth than units. RP Data figures show that at the end of the first quarter of 2014, combined capital city house values were 28% higher than combined capital...

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