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NRAS compared with DHA (Defence Housing Australia)

How does investment in NRAS property compare with DHA property?
There are limited similarities and some very significant differences between buying a new NRAS property versus a DHA property. The reality is each may suit some investors better than others.
Similarities between NRAS & DHA
~ Both typically have long leases. DHA typically 6 years, NRAS 10 Years.
~ Both deliver discounted, affordable housing to parts of the community.
~ Both investment options have pre-arranged management services for the property on behalf of the owner, for a service fee. (see below)
Some of the more significant comparative differences between NRAS & DHA
The comparisons between NRAS investment properties and DHA investment opportunities
The major differences lie in the tenancy management fees and provisions, and in the tax -free incentive which is granted to the owners of NRAS properties, the latter providing in most cases, a post-tax positively geared property purchase.
Comparing NRAS and DHA Property types available to investors
NRAS provides the investor with options across free standing houses, townhouses, apartments and units, determined by area demand and demographic growth requirements.
DHA properties are typically limited to free standing houses (with occasional townhouses and apartments).
Comparing NRAS and DHA (Defence Housing Australia), Tenants and tenancies
NRAS tenants must simply meet a salary limit to be eligible. NRAS landlord have freedom to be incredibly discerning in selecting tenants.
DHA limit choice of tenants to be members of the Defence Force.
Comparing NRAS and DHA Management Fees
NRAS typically 10%-11% (inc. GST) of the Discounted Weekly Rent to cover compliance fees and tenancy management (Model dependent)
DHA fees are typically 16.5% (incl. GST) of the gross rent for houses, and between 12% and 14% for apartments, units or townhouses
Comparing NRAS and DHA (Defence Housing Australia), Tax-Free Incentives
NRAS properties are generally rented to tenants at a discount of 20% of the 'market rent' and so are extremely highly sought after. Creating strong tax negative-gearing opportunities. Post-tax Governments make an annual tax-free payment (2013-2014 $10,350 tax-free.) more than off-setting any rent discount.
Typically NRAS is net of tax, cash positive investment from year 1.
DHA, (Defence Housing Australia), properties provide a form of Guaranteed Rent (to be agreed). No other grant, or tax-free consideration is made.

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