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Younger Australians taking up SMSFs
DARREN SNYDER  |  FRIDAY, 26 AUG 2016
... statistic dispels an erroneous view that SMSFs are full of jewellery and artworks, or that they are driving first home buyers out of the housing market. "Indeed SMSFs are three-times more likely to favour commercial over residential property, albeit ...
Retirees should draw on home equity: Productivity Commission
DARREN SNYDER  |  TUESDAY, 1 DEC 2015
... potentially expensive form of self-insurance that can lower living standards in old age. CEDA recently called for first home buyers to have access to their superannuation funds to purchase owner-occupied housing perhaps in return for the family home ...
Give first home buyers access to super: CEDA
LAURA MILLAN  |  TUESDAY, 1 SEP 2015
First home buyers should have access to their superannuation funds to purchase owner-occupied housing perhaps in return for the familiy home being counted in the pension assets test, the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) has said. ...
One third of first home buyers are investors
ALEX DUNNIN  |  THURSDAY, 15 JAN 2015
Contrary to first home buyers being frozen out of the residential property market, evidence is mounting that many of them are just shifting how they access the market. Concerns about first home buyers (FHB) being denied access to the residential property ...
Brumbie: Super idea, super silly reaction
ALEX DUNNIN  |  MONDAY, 18 AUG 2014
... issued a media release titled 'Home affordability: a super idea' in which he proposed a simple idea to allow first home buyers to access part of their superannuation balance to put towards a home deposit. The plan is a bit short on detail but since his ...
AIST slams Xenophon's super home loan proposal
JAMES FERNYHOUGH  |  FRIDAY, 1 AUG 2014
Independent Senator Nick Xenophon's proposal to allow first home buyers to access their super for a deposit would "threaten retirement income security", according to Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) chief executive Tom Garcia. ...
Glimmer of hope for house prices
MARK STORY  |  WEDNESDAY, 12 SEP 2012
... patchy growth across several market sectors. The report also revealed an increase in the number of loans to first home buyers, which increased by 5.9% to 25,101 over the June quarter 2012 - up from the June quarter last year by 11.8%. "The results underscore ...
Census 2011: Australia is changing, and fast
ALEX DUNNIN  |  FRIDAY, 22 JUN 2012
... constraint has already pushed up home prices, fuelled by naive government policies to give cash hand outs to first home buyers that do nothing more than fuel demand against this limited supply, so the average household now spends 34% of their income ...
Australia's finely balanced $376bn budget
ALEX DUNNIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 9 MAY 2012
... into negatively geared property and share market loans which should boost house prices and further squeeze first home buyers. With 44% of budget revenues coming from individual taxpayers, the high end superannuation tax changes and cancellation of the ...
Negative gearing property distortions here to stay
ALEX DUNNIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 18 APR 2012
First home buyers are already being squeezed out of the market by investors and, as residential investment becomes attractive to self-managed super funds, fears are growing the squeeze will get even tighter. John McGrath, a real estate and investment ...
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