Should you use property to fund your retirement?

Should you use property to fund your retirement? While property may seem like a good way to build – and hold – wealth, is it actually possible to use it as a way to fund your retirement? Superannuation, shares, property, cash, other investments… a dizzying number of options are available when it comes to living comfortably through retirement. Financial advisers often promote a diversified portfolio to reduce the risk of concentrating ‘all eggs in one …

China’s growth slowdown and regulatory crackdown – what does it mean for China’s growth outlook? | AMP Capital

China’s growth slowdown and regulatory crackdown – what does it mean for China’s growth outlook? Key Points China is seeing a regulatory crackdown on tech companies, the property sector and inequality aimed at supporting its middle class. The shift to “bigger government” likely has further to run. Chinese economic growth is likely to be soft this half but policy easing and maybe a pause in some regulatory moves should allow a rebound next year. This …

More Aussies look to buy property and refinance

More Aussies look to buy property and refinance One in five Australians is hoping to purchase a property in the next 12 months, while one in three existing homeowners wants to refinance to get a better deal. Record-low interest rates and a shift in people’s mindsets, post the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, are behind more Aussies looking to buy property, or refinance existing home loans, according to data from financial comparison group Finder. Population …

JUL 2020 – AMP Capital Core Property Fund Update | AMP Capital

WEBINARS JUL 2020 – AMP Capital Core Property Fund Update By Claire Talbot Fund Manager – Real EstateSydney, Australia Important information While every care has been taken in the preparation of this video, AMP Capital Investors Limited (ABN 59 001 777 591, AFSL 232497) and AMP Capital Funds Management Limited (ABN 15 159 557 721, AFSL 426455) makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy or completeness of any statement in it including, without limitation, any …

COVID-19 and rental property

COVID-19 and rental property AMP Capital looks at what the coronavirus outbreak means for Australian rental property investors Australians love property. From beach houses to city apartments, suburban blocks to trendy townhouses, our continuing love affair with real estate shows no sign of fading, particularly when it comes to investing in rental property. But the coronavirus has thrown property investors a curveball that no-one saw coming. So, whether you own a rental property or you’re …

Property development in an SMSF: direct ownership | AMP Capital

Property development in an SMSF: direct ownership In the previous article on property development in an SMSF, we covered the main things that should be considered no matter what type of structure is used for the property development. This week we will look at a fund that has been instructed to purchase a property and owns it directly. When a decision is made for an SMSF to purchase or acquire a property, who the property …

The residential property market won’t escape the fallout from COVID-19 | AMP Capital

A cloud of uncertainty is hanging heavily over the Australian residential property market, as it is over most parts of the global economy. The simple truth is that we don’t know the end destination for this COVID-19 health crisis, and until we do, it is hard to predict the long-term effects on asset values. We can, however, read the indicators as they arise and at least gain an understanding of the dynamics currently driving the …

Have a property in your SMSF? COVID-19 relief could be on the table | AMP Capital

Have a property in your SMSF? COVID-19 relief could be on the table COVID-19 and possible rent relief for SMSF property tenants As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our lives, SMSFs are impacted by its financial consequences. Not only do we see the downturn in share markets worldwide, but related or third parties who have leased property from SMSFs may end up having to default on rent. But what can be done where a …

Making the most of record low interest rates

Making the most of record low interest rates The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) took the cash rate to a record low of 1% in July, bringing mortgage rates to their lowest level in more than half a century. However, the low cash rate also means your money in the bank could be earning less interest. Why did the RBA cut rates? Rate cuts are a way for the RBA to help stimulate the economy. …

First dollars out of the wallet

First dollars out of the wallet Falling house prices and rising debt costs are causing financial stress for highly leveraged Australian home owners, impacting patterns of consumer spending. In light of this wallet tightening, investors should take care that their equity exposure is concentrated on those businesses capturing the first dollars out of the wallet each pay day. Where did all the wealth come from? During the upwards phase of the economic cycle, Australians took …