Can you retire on one investment property?
By: Key Media
We canvassed the experts and did the calculations to determine the possibility of retiring from the workforce with just one investment property to support you financially. What we discovered is that this could be entirely possible – and it's not too difficult for the average Australian to achieve.
"In general, people need around two-thirds of their pre-retirement income after they retire, to maintain the same standard of living they're used to. With an investment property that pays free and clear rental income of $600 or so per week, combined with a modest superannuation drawdown, this could be readily achieved," says Sarah Megginson editor of Your Investment Property.
The feature story runs through a number of scenarios, calculated with various numbers of properties, varying property values, and different yields and returns, to help investors work out what they should aim for in their property portfolio, in order to comfortably retire.
It also covers:
· The four steps you must take to generate an income in retirement
· How to set realistic expectations
· Common property investing misconceptions
· How to earn passive income through property investing.
"When you have a clear view of where you're at and where you need to be by the time you hit retirement age, the next step is to figure out what you need to do to make that kind of income happen," Megginson adds.
"Most property investors lack an overall strategy, which is why this issue, we also offer a step-by-step guide to help you create a clear and personalised strategy that will help you move towards your property goals."
Elsewhere in this issue of Your Investment Property, we investigate the potential profit upsides of allowing pets into your investment property, and profile an investor who has managed to build a profitable portfolio whilst also raising a family.
The complete guide on how to retire comfortably with as little as one investment property is available in the new issue of Your Investment Property magazine, on sale from 6 June at leading newsagents and Coles supermarkets nationwide.
To arrange an interview with editor Sarah Megginson about this retirement guide or any other feature stories in this issue, please email karen.uytiepo@
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