By using your SMSF to borrow money, you can invest in residential and commercial properties to grow your wealth.
Are you thinking about borrowing to purchase property through a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF)? Since 2007, self-managed superannuation funds have become a popular method for many.
As of 2007, Australians have been able to purchase a multitude of different property types through their self-managed superannuation funds.
By using your SMSF to borrow money, you can invest in residential and commercial properties, office spaces, warehouses, and many other options.
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A benefit of establishing your own superannuation fund is greater control over your retirement savings, and an SMSF loan can assist you to purchase investment property under your fund. This negates reliance on the share-market and puts you back in control.
There is a lot of concern over performance (or lack thereof) of superannuation funds. People are finding they are not in control of their finances because they are relying on the share market. For many clients who come to us, that lack of control doesn’t sit well. At all.
In the main, these are people who have worked hard for their money and who want their money to continue to work for them. These people don’t like not having control over their own money.
A well-established business had a property ownership entity. That entity had borrowed money to buy a commercial property within which they work their business. That premise was now too small, and they needed an expanded premise. They had good equity in their existing premises, but they need to move up into a higher gear.
The principals of the business have cash sitting in their SMSF. So, the super fund was able to buy their new commercial premises. The business itself, entered into a rental contract with their self-managed super fund.
The business then sold their existing premise and use the equity from that sale to inject into the expansion of the business.
31.8% of all superannuation funds are with SMSFs now representing the largest slice of the super industry.
For many Australians, SMSFs offer these benefits:
With an SMSF, you can choose where your retirement savings go, with options including listed shares, bonds and direct property.
This flexibility gives you the ability to actively manage your investments. With a hands-on approach, you can quickly adjust your portfolios as markets change.
Generally, SMSF members pay lower fees and enjoy better performance than all other super funds.
Depending on your individual situation, the advantages of an SMSF may include: