Building an Australian Property Portfolio, Using Diversification and Syndication

The New Way to Buy in Australia: Investing in Property with No Stamp Duty, No Foreign Investor Fees and No Capital Gains Tax.

By SMART Expo, May 29 2019


Citylife

Due to the ever increasing price of properties, restrictions on loans, increasing and new duties and taxes, it is becoming harder and harder for investors to make a profitable investment on their own in the Australian residential property market.

The question … what’s the next step for investors who want to keep investing and have cash but perhaps:

  • Don’t want to (or can’t) put down the huge down payments now required for most Australian residential property, now at least 30% of the price
  • Don’t want to pay the new foreign investors duties and taxes, 7 to 8%
  • Don’t want to pay Stamp Duty, mostly around 5%
  • Can’t get a bank loan for the mortgage because of being self-employed, age, unable to provide sufficient income (or other reasons)
  • Don’t want to pay high interest rates for a loan
  • Don’t want to pay Capital Gains Tax on selling

Syndication offers many benefits 

That is why buyers turn towards in-direct property investments. In an investment like a property syndicate, multiple investors pool their cash to buy or develop residential or commercial projects.

This collective contribution, combined with normal bank financing, helps to develop purchase real estate which would be difficult, if not impossible to buy for a single investor.

And if you’d rather not spend your time researching individual properties, researching the market, attending exhibitions and so on, syndication is a great option for putting your cash to work while letting experts do all the work.

Citylife Property Syndicates investment model is ideal for sophisticated investors that are interested in an alternative to classic property investment that offers potentially higher yields, risk mitigation, increased security and strong returns on medium-term investments.

Advantages of Syndicated Property Investment: 

  • Saving Money
  • The obvious advantage of such an investment is the amount of cash you save not only in down payments but in taxes, duties and charges.
  • It’s no secret that to buy a decent property in Australia you need a lot of money just for the down payment.
  • In addition, for foreign buyers, Australia has additional taxes on top of the purchase price of up to 8% on all residential property, PLUS the usual Stamp Duty of 5%.
  • With the help of syndicates, you can invest in a high-quality property that would otherwise be out of reach.
  • Syndicated property investment can be one of the best forms of investing. You don’t have to spend all of your cash in a single property, but you can get good returns from your different properties. If you don’t have enough cash or want to reduce the risk of losing money, you can invest in syndicates and save your time.

Some of the benefits of investing in our Australian real estate syndicate may include:

  • The syndicator is a specialist in real estate investing with years of experience.
  • Pooling resources making quality investments easier to obtain.
  • Expert management.
  • No complicated Tax returns to complete.
  • Low and simple taxes.
  • No tax return or tax file needed for foreign investors.
  • Freedom from management for the investors.
  • No Stamp Duty for individual investors.
  • No Foreign Buyer Fees.
  • No Australian Government Approval (FIRB) needed to invest.
  • No FIRB fees to pay.
  • No Legal Fees (unless you wish to have your agreement vetted).
  • No bank loan needed.
  • No tenants to deal with.
  • No Body Corporate fees to pay by individual investors.
  • No Council and Water rates paid by individual investors.
  • No Sales Commission (unlike the normal disposal of properties).
  • Diversification of Investment Properties (across projects, states & locations).
  • No Repairs.
  • No Property Managers fees.
  • No Government rates to pay.
  • No Capital Gains Tax.
  • Easy paperwork, admin, and tax reporting.
  • Strong risk mitigation.
  • No Land Tax.
  • No Vacancy Tax.

A syndicate pools resources and thus allows acquisition of otherwise unobtainable properties.

The syndicator by gathering several equity investors, plus including bank lending, together makes it possible for the investors to develop larger/better /properties/developments than they could on their own.

Some Disadvantages of Syndicated Property Investment: 

  • No actual ownership of property by the investor themselves
  • No ability to create a long term passive income earning potential from individual property ownership
  • Investment is not liquid
  • No equity available
  • No bank lending available
  • Syndication investments do not have a long term “never sell” philosophy. Meaning once the project is completed the syndicate will sell and return investors funds plus profits.

For more information please visit www.citylifesyndicates.com or call Michael Bentley on (852) 97362218, or visit Citylife at Booth B10. Get your FREE pass now.