Melbourne and Sydney rank well among Asian commercial property markets, with relatively high yields, constrained supply and changing use of industrial property driving demand.
Confirmation that Labor’s proposals on negative gearing will apply not only to investment property but all investments will require a rethink on many tax management strategies.
An industry veteran told clients last week that demand for investment property has fallen off a cliff, and even price discounts were not shifting stock. Take great care what you buy.
As a consequence of the Royal Commission, banks have tightened their lending criteria, especially for loan serviceability. Here are some practical ways to improve your investment loan application.
As the population ages and property prices rise rise, equity in owner homes has more potential as a significant source of ‘retirement income’. But an ASIC report highlights complexities in reverse mortgages not well understood.
As interest rates remain low and foreign buyers come looking for assets, listed property has performed well, but asset allocators can move in and out of the sector based on other factors.
The tightening of credit conditions for home lending driven by the Royal Commission has not fully translated into aggregate statistics, and the slowdown may already be worse than we realise.
SMSFs are being targeted by property marketers, but is a single, illiquid investment a good super strategy, with its associated leverage? ASIC is worried SMSF trustees are not seeing the full picture, so we went looking.
In 2017, significant changes were made to property depreciation legislation. Residential property investors and owners should become familiar with how the changes will affect their current and future assets.
An SMSF can buy business real property and lease it to a member and the laws and processes are clear. The rent paid is classed as income from the investment rather than a contribution from the member.
In certain limited circumstances, especially relating to Business Real Property, it is possible for an SMSF to acquire property from a member but check the rules carefully to avoid penalties.
New technologies are transforming the property industry. While many have recognised this trend, they haven’t yet developed a business strategy based on this transformation.
Economic growth and interest rates affect housing prices, but political decisions around zoning, migration, and taxes are also strong influences. Overall, the current climate suggests a much slower growth in house prices.
Non-residential real estate performed strongly in 2017, but much of this return came from cap rate (yield) compression. Going forward, investors will need to focus more on income growth and sector allocation.