Housing Equity Withdrawal: Uses and Risks of Alternative Options for Older Australians

Centre PersonnelGavin Wood
External PersonnelRachel Ong ViforJ, Therese Jefferson, Marietta Haffner
Research PartnersRMIT University, Delft University of Technology
Project FundingAustralian Housing and Urban Research Institute
Project StatusComplete (March 2012 to May 2013)

Project Summary

Recent economic events have highlighted the riskiness of housing as a vehicle for retirement funding. This project will uncover the financial costs and risks of alternative housing equity withdrawal mechanisms and offer recommendations of financial products which can mitigate risks associated with withdrawing housing equity in older age.