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Use your pension fund to invest in a property

Because of the tax efficiencies of pensions, investors can get a much better return, writes Donal Buckley.

23rd February, 2014
Pembroke Cottages in Dublin 4: one of these houses can bring in rent of around €1,400 a month. Picture: Feargal Ward

Rising property prices and rents combined with low deposit rates and key tax changes in the last budget are encouraging an increased number of investors to use their pension funds to buy properties.

Because of the tax efficiencies of pensions, investors can get a much better return than from a straightforward personal property purchase.

Ann Power of Halcyon Fund Management, which specialises in property purchasing for clients, said that with banks proving slow to fund...

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