Using SMSF for US property

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  1. #Novice

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    Hi,

    Just wondering if anyone has had any experience in using SMSF to invest in US property. More specifically investing as part of a investor group in purchasing a block of units/trusts.

    I have already done some investing directly but am wanting to expand and use a SMSF.

    Any advice or thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Wanting to research what roadblocks there might be with using the SMSF.
     
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  2. Terry_w

    Terry_w Lawyer, Tax Adviser and Mortgage broker Business Plus Member

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    Not worth pursuing in my opinion. Too many legal issues.
     
  3. SuperWarehouse

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    When investing in an overseas asset, make sure the SMSF has a legal enforceable right to the asset ownership.
    The investment strategy of the SMSF must allow for this type of investment.
    For details, Google your search terms and all the answers and steps on how to proceed is right there.
     
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  4. NickM

    NickM Well-Known Member Business Member

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    Agree with Terry 100% !
     
  5. SuperWarehouse

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    The easy option is to put your money in the bank and earn interest. Very low risk and very little effort as well.
    However, this was not the question...
     
  6. len__

    len__ New Member

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    check out the US Masters Residential Property fund -URF- .Can purchase shares through your
    SMSF ..Investing in property in the New York boroughs for long term rental income.