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Greens use new super tax proposal to put SMSFs in the firing line

Labor’s proposal to tax earnings on super balances above $3 million gave the Greens the perfect opportunity to accuse SMSFs of being property centric. Pity the facts don’t support their argument.

Kevin Pelham | 5th Jun 2024 | More
Prime Brisbane asset welcome addition to Trilogy Industrial Trust

Trilogy is cashing in on the growing demand for industrial property with the $29 million acquisition of a multiple use Brendale premise – one of Australia’s premier industrial precincts.

Nicholas Way | 15th May 2024 | More
  • The secrets to profiting from property investment in SMSFs

    Investing in property within a self-managed super fund offers the potential for substantial tax savings, but it’s not for those lacking property market experience. Sophisticated investors should consider several key factors, including costs and compliance, to ensure success within their SMSFs.

    Helen Nan | 20th Sep 2023 | More
    Lendlease (ASX:LLC) must trim fat to fix bleak track record: HMC Capital

    The alternative asset manager, which recently disclosed a 4 per cent stake in Lendlease, says the multinational construction company will need to quickly de-lever its balance sheet to turn around three decades of “disappointing” shareholder returns.

    Tahn Sharpe | 16th Aug 2023 | More
  • Distressed property selling set to rise as rate hikes prompt mortgage stress

    Rate hikes are causing anxiety for Australian mortgage holders, with new research showing seven out of 10 worry about missing repayments. As large numbers of fixed-rate mortgages expire, analysts say distressed property selling is likely to pick up from its thus-far benign levels.

    Nicki Bourlioufas | 12th Jul 2023 | More
    All eyes now on Q2 inflation as markets digest ‘hawkish pause’

    While markets expected a pause, the RBA board’s hawkish tone implying a further cut in August surprised many. For Australia’s property sector in particular, observers say the path to a soft landing may be getting even more treacherous.

    Lisa Uhlman | 5th Jul 2023 | More
    RBA shocks with 11th rate hike, housing market upturn may be to blame

    Economists attributed the rebound partly to the market’s expectations that interest rates had peaked. But the other key driver – the drastic supply/demand imbalance – means higher prices, especially for rents, may be further complicating the central bank’s task.

    Lisa Uhlman | 3rd May 2023 | More
    As mortgage holders welcome pause in rate hikes, rental crisis worsens

    While the housing market shows faint signs of recovery following the RBA’s decision to pause interest rate hikes, those benefits have not yet begun to flow through to Australia’s rental market, new research shows, with all signs pointing to a long-term rental crisis.

    Lisa Uhlman | 19th Apr 2023 | More
    Australian commercial property fears overdone, analysts say

    While real estate investment trusts have been touted as risk investments, analysis say Australian REITs like Charter Hall and Dexus have solid fundamentals, with income underpinned by long leases to strong tenants.

    Nicki Bourlioufas | 5th Apr 2023 | More
  • As house prices fall, negative-equity risk looms larger for new buyers

    Recent buyers of homes are at the greatest risk of negative equity, and the rising interest rate environment increases the likelihood that some homebuyers will default on their loans. With Australia’s large cohort of new homeowners, that could lead to losses for the big banks.

    Nicki Bourlioufas | 17th Mar 2023 | More
    Homeownership rates down from ‘peak house’ as Australians’ wealth priorities shift

    A new report from AMP shows homeownership rates in Australia steadily declining from their peak in 1966, as longer lifespans and greater individual freedoms contribute to a changing definition of what wealthy means for Australians.

    Lisa Uhlman | 3rd Mar 2023 | More
    APRA ups scrutiny of unlisted property in super

    The prudential regulator will more closely examine the valuation methodologies super funds deploy to value private assets to address an emerging gap between the performance of listed and unlisted property.

    Lachlan Buur-Jensen | 27th Jan 2023 | More