Since the release of the first edition of How to Invest in Property through Self Managed Super this investment strategy has increased in popularity. So much so that industry spokespeople have raised concerns that SMSF trustees are responsible for inflating property prices! Author, Martin Murden, an accountant and self-managed superannuation fund specialist, doubts this is the case.He admits that super is an excellent vehicle for accumulating wealth and saving for retirement and Australians have had a long-standing love affair with property. By combining the two, many think they have achieved a match made in heaven. However, there is a lot to consider before using your SMSF to invest in property, and in particular borrowing to invest, it is best to have all the facts.
Martin Murden is a Melbourne-based superannuation expert and financial planner who specialises in self managed superannuation. He is an acknowledged expert in this area and a regularly sought-after media commentator. He was one of the first Victorians accredited to SPAA as a Specialist Superannuation AdvisorTM. He gives seminars and informative talks on managing your SMSF and the opportunities there are for investing in property.