FAQs

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ResiFund’s expert property team buys real properties. These are located across Australia, generally located in major capital cities.

When you invest in ResiFund you are becoming a part owner of all of the properties in ResiFund’s portfolio and are entitled to a share of the income and capital growth from all of the properties.

You get to piggyback off the experience of the fund manager, whose directors have 30 years experience and are some of the most successful residential property investors in Australia. Not only do they manage ResiFund but they are also currently the largest investors in ResiFund so you get to invest right alongside them. This can reduce your risk and means you have an expert on your side who has “skin in the game”, is aligned with you and is contactable throughout your investment journey.

Every quarter ResiFund will pay your share of the net rental income (after costs and fees)  to you in the form of an income distribution. You can choose to either reinvest this distribution or take it as a regular payment. And as property values go up you also benefit from the price growth, keeping you one step ahead of the market.

You’ll have an online portal where you can login and see your investments details, property valuations and statements. ResiFund’s team even take care of the boring stuff like admin, property maintenance and tenant management.

Resifund can make investing simple and accessible to everyone.

Our sister-company OpenCorp has facilitated more than $1.2 Billion worth of property purchases for our direct property clients over 10 years and has achieved an average of over 10.8% p.a across all properties completed before 31/03/2018, including rent and capital growth on an ungeared basis. This excludes the development profits of Open Corp’s development funds and managed investment schemes, where Open Corp is the responsible entity and trustee of registered and unregistered managed investment schemes.

Allister Lewison has built a personal investment portfolio worth more than $74m and was named the 4thwealthiest self-made property millionaire in Australia under 40 years old; Cam Mclellan has purchased and developed hundreds of properties and is a best-selling author of ‘My 4-Year Old The Property Investor’, and Matt Lewison was responsible for managing a $2 BILLION property portfolio at just 26 years of age and has managed over 15 property funds, making more than $50million profit for clients in those funds.

As ResiFund is a Fund Manager, we are licensed and regulated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), to manage investments for investors such as yourself. This provides you with a range of protections. As part of that process, our Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) has also been lodged with ASIC.

All investments carry at least a small amount of risk, even a term-deposit in a bank. The risks associated with investing in ResiFund are general fluctuations in the real estate market such as a steep drop in house prices and managing the borrowings we use to help us acquire properties. It should be noted though that the Australian residential property market has been stable and consistent compared with other asset classes such as the stock market, cryptocurrency or even commercial real estate. House prices may ebb and flow, however any temporary drops are regained over time as proven with decades of recorded data.

Like any direct property investment, this should be seen as a medium to long term investment.

We expect investors to receive a significant part of their investment return every year, by receiving quarterly income distributions. In addition, any increase in the value of the properties, will be reflected in higher monthly unit prices.
We are also providing multiple options for investors to sell or redeem part or all of their investment in the Fund. This includes fixed liquidity dates for redemptions in addition to a number of other liquidity mechanisms. Refer to the PDS or speak to our consultants for further details.

In the last 30 years to March 2018, we have only seen three negative quarters of returns and these were relatively modest falls. This compares to 26 negative quarters of returns from the Australian Stock market during the same period[ML1] . While past performance may not necessarily reflect future performance, Australian residential real estate has historically provided a lower risk for investors, relative to other investments[ML2] .

Notwithstanding, when markets significantly fall, all investments can be significantly impacted, be it Australian or international shares, commercial or residential property. Conversely, these periods of negative growth can also represent good buying opportunities.

Due to our significant focus on generating sustainable and growing income returns, through renting properties to a range of different tenants, we believe we can reduce the impact on your total investment return, should there be a fall in property values. In addition, as there is no requirement to necessarily sell property during market downturns, the Fund has a greater ability to manage through difficult market conditions.

[ML1]Source RIA
[ML2]Source RIA

The Fund will only invest in Australian residential property. While we are seeking to diversify the investments to reduce your risk by investing in a range of different types of residential property, the main goal of the fund is to generate rental income from the properties that ResiFund acquires.

These will include new single-family homes located in growth corridors in major cities. Along with these the fund will invest in multi tenancy properties. Multi-tenancy properties are residential properties that allow us to generate greater income as we are able to rent to more than one tenant. These may be in the form of duplexes, townhouses, or large residential buildings which offer a significant number of amenities such as pools, tennis courts, gyms and cafes. This can create a very attractive environment and community feel for tenants, encouraging tenants to stay for much longer than they might in typical rental properties, potentially providing higher income for building owners due to the additional services provided and the economies of scale.

Multi-tenancy properties are typically located in suburbs around 10-20km from CBD’s and close to transport, shopping and employment hubs.

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