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Building Wealth Through Self-Managed Superfund Property Investment

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Australia is a property-loving nation – on average, 1 in 9 of us owns an investment property. One significant benefit of property investment is the potential for capital growth over time, and owners of Self-Managed Superfunds (SMSFs) can use their balance to fund investments in property, providing their sole purpose is to build wealth for retirement.


Owners of self-managed superfunds are able to use all or part of their fund to invest in property, and obtain finance to fund any gaps. These properties can generate income through leasing to tenants, and yield from these activities attracts generous tax discounts.

Finding investment properties

The key to property investment through an SMSF, is finding a property that has the potential to attract rental yield and/or capital growth. Buying property with an SMSF is entirely different to owning a home. The fund is the owner of the property, not the individual or ‘member’, so the characteristics you’re looking for are purely from an investor’s perspective. The fund member can’t live in the property, or lease it to any family members, and there are restrictions in place on making improvements to the property.

A number of areas across Australia are emerging as investment hotspots, so choosing the right one could be your route to SMSF wealth. These 3 booming areas could be ones to watch:

Western Suburbs, Melbourne

Undergoing a similar level of gentrification as the trendy northern locales of BrunswickBrunswick, WA Brunswick, VIC and Fitzroy, Melbourne’s western suburbs have continued to interest investors in recent months and years. In the last quarter of 2016, Footscray reported a median unit price growth rate of 26.7%. As more and more young professionals flock to the area, the hipster-approved cafés and hotspot dining experiences are quick to follow, offering investors a potentially lucrative slice of both capital growth and rental income. The suburb’s proximity to the CBD and growth in popularity remains misaligned with its comparably cheaper market, offering the potential for a higher level of confidence to investors looking for guaranteed growth.

Sephamore, South Australia

Character-rich properties and a beachside location, Sephamore in Greater Adelaide has enjoyed consistently impressive rental yields of late, as well as strong capital growth. The annual capital growth of median house prices was recorded at 21.47%, with rental yields also holding strong at between 4 and 6%. The DSR (Demand to Supply Ratio) score sits consistently above average, offering generous potential to would-be investors, and a lower risk solution to those using borrowings with their SMSF balance.

Blacktown and FairfieldFairfield, NSW Fairfield, VIC Fairfield, QLD, New South Wales

While purchasing affordable property within the blue ribbon region of Sydney CBD is becoming increasingly difficult, there are certain suburbs experiencing high growth patterns. In 2016, the urban hub of Blacktown – which sits just 35 minutes drive from the CBD – began to boom, enjoying a median house price growth rate of 57.3% over 3 years. A redevelopment of the hospital and an energy project grant for the area has it tipped for more success in 2017.  For investors looking for a longer-term bet, rising hotspot, Fairfield, has seen comparably slower growth than its neighbours. However, in the pipeline are a number of approved infrastructure and transport improvements, and a CBD facelift that could well transform rental yield and capital growth potential.

These examples illustrate the benefits of growing your SMSF’s value through strategic property investment. ESUPERFUND encourages all SMSF property investors to obtain the correct advice and undertake substantial research before choosing an investment. All information provided is based on past performance, and there is no certainty on the future of the property market.

For more information about SMSFs, download our free SMSF Guide to investing in Property eBook or Information Package today. If you're interested in investing in property through an SMSF, ESUPERFUND helps make it easy, with a fast, streamlined process. And if you act now, ESUPERFUND is offering a Special Free Offer! Click here for details.

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Tune in to the latest episode of Property Showcase, the podcast with the inside track on the products and businesses that will help turbocharge your portfolio, maximise returns and make your overall investment experience seamless and stress-free!

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To hear more about these services, make sure to tune in to this episode of Property Showcase!

 Make sure you never miss an episode by subscribing to us now on iTunes!

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Son Pham is the accredited Head of Mortgages at Rethink Financing\/Rethink Investing. He has over 6 years\u2019 experience writing loans, over 12 years in the wealth management industry working for the likes of CBA, AMP and private practice and he is also a licenced financial planner (AFSL 326450). He has multiple investment properties that are cash flow positive which help pay his mortgage on his home and fund his lifestyle.<\/p>\r\n

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Will Magee has had ambitions to enter into the Australian property market for quite some time, but it has been more than just finances holding him back.  Having been granted permanent residency just two weeks ago, Will is wasting no time and is now in the process of signing papers and finding his first investment property.

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In this episode of the Smart Property Investment Show, Will joins host Phil Tarrant to share why he is purchasing his first property in partnership with his brother, discuss the complications that can arise from such a strategy, and unpack the ongoing plan for building a joint property portfolio with his brother.

Will will also share how they approached saving for their first property, why he is taking out the mortgage in his name exclusively, and share their savings plan for the year ahead.

If you like this episode, show your support by rating us or leaving a review on iTunes (The Smart Property Investment Show) and by following Smart Property Investment on social media: FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

If you have any questions about what you heard today, any topics of interest you have in mind, or if you’d like to lend your voice to the show, email [email protected] for more insights!

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Median house prices in regional Victoria outperformed that of Melbourne in the June quarter, the latest REIV figures reveal. 

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Median house prices in the regions rose 4.0 per cent to $419,500 but in Melbourne they dipped by 0.6 of a percentage point to $840,000.

The result in Melbourne was due to a 0.8 of a percentage point fall in prices achieved at auction; this was despite a lift of 2.3 per cent in private sales.

Inner Melbourne suffered due to auction prices, where median prices fell by 4.9 per cent to $1,459,000 but it was middle Melbourne that was hardest hit, with a 5.4 per cent drop to $974,500.

Outer Melbourne had a good quarter with the median rising by 0.5 of a percentage point to $681,000.

Apartment prices in regional Victoria grew by 3.7 per cent to $304,500 while the metro media was up by 0.5 of a percentage point to $604,000.

REIV President Richard Simpson said that despite fewer sales, many sectors of the market were performing well.

“2017 was a bumper year and while the trendline has flattened, despite the fall in median house prices in the June quarter, median prices are still up this calendar year for both houses and units, in Melbourne and in the regions,” Mr Simpson said. 

In particular there was been strong growth in regional centres which is probably due to the first-home buyers’ concessions said Mr Simpsons.

“The first-home buyers’ concession has been a boon for regional areas. A new entrant to the property market buying a house at the regional median will pay no stamp duty, while a first home buyer of an apartment in Melbourne at the median price would pay stamp duty of nearly $25,000,” he said.

Mr Simpson said that more prospective buyers are looking towards regional Victoria which is also having an effect in Melbourne.

“Melbourne’s outer perimeter continues to grow. Small increases in the June quarter mean that the median prices for both houses and units have risen over 10.5 per cent from a year ago.

Mr Simpson said moving forward that vendors need more realistic expectations as the highs of 2017 are now over.

“Negative chatter about the future of the sector coupled with stronger lending controls by financial institutions has created some uncertainty and vendors need to be realistic with their price expectations,” Mr Simpson said.

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