Investors eye property market

Strong investor interest in Self Managed Super Funds could drive buying activity in 2012.

According to a December survey conducted by Real Estate Business’ sister publication Smart Property Investment, 31 per cent of respondents already have an SMSF. Of the 69 per cent that don’t have their own super fund, 72.6 per cent of respondents said that they plan to switch to a SMSF in the future.

The good news for agents is that property is the clear leader when it comes to the asset classes that investors seek to target.

Of those planning to take out an SMSF in the future 91 per cent said that they would invest in residential property followed by 33 per cent for commercial property.

Australian shares appealed to 40 per cent of respondents, with international shares appealing to just 17 per cent.

Strong investor interest in Self Managed Super Funds could drive buying activity in 2012.

According to a December survey conducted by Real Estate Business’ sister publication Smart Property Investment, 31 per cent of respondents already have an SMSF. Of the 69 per cent that don’t have their own super fund, 72.6 per cent of respondents said that they plan to switch to a SMSF in the future.

The good news for agents is that property is the clear leader when it comes to the asset classes that investors seek to target.

Of those planning to take out an SMSF in the future 91 per cent said that they would invest in residential property followed by 33 per cent for commercial property.

Australian shares appealed to 40 per cent of respondents, with international shares appealing to just 17 per cent.

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