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Chinese Buyers Remain Undaunted When Purchasing Australian Property

Despite the regulatory restrictions, and the banks’ new curbs on lending to foreign property investors, a new survey suggests Chinese buyers remain undaunted when it comes to purchasing property in Australia.  When asked to name the aspect of the buying process they considered to be the most difficult, only 25% of respondents to Juwai.com’s March…

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Would a proptech startup succeed in Australia?

Nested, the London-based proptech startup that guarantees to sell clients’ homes within 90 days or they’re offered a cash advance instead, has raised a further £8m ($13m) in funding. Passion Capital led the round, with participation from Rocket Internet’s venture arm GFC, bringing the total funding to-date to £11m ($18m).  Both venture capitals are current…

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Foreign investors are laundering dirty money into Australian real estate

Foreigners are purchasing expensive real estate in Australia—some of which may have been the direct result of money laundering! That’s the finding of Berlin-based Transparency International (TI), an international non-government organisation that aims to combat corruption and prevent criminal activities arising from corruption, recently released a report that analysed money laundering loopholes in four countries. Entitled…

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Will Banks cater to owner-occupiers and shun investors

Though property investor lending is being tightened, banks will continue to offer steep discounts to owner-occupiers to safeguard their market share, states a new report from Deloitte. The report revealed that many industry players expect property prices around Australia to continue to climb. Deloitte’s annual Australian Mortgage Report,  said that in 2016, the majors offered…

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Growth In Net Overseas Migration Fuels Property Demand

Australia is experiencing a resurgence in net overseas migration (NOM), according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Beidar Cho, ABS demography director, said that in the year ending 30 September 2016, NOM increased by nearly 9%, adding 193,200 people to the Australian population. “This is in contrast to the declines…

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Brace Yourselves For Interest Rate Rises

Property investors stand to be the hardest hit as banks reprice mortgages to meet tougher regulatory requirements, according to JP Morgan’s latest Australian Mortgage Industry Report.  JP Morgan surveyed 52,000 households and concluded that approximately 10% of investor loans could be at risk. The report further warned that pressure for banks to increase capital levels…

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RBA Wants To Impose Even Heavier Restraints On Lenders

Australian regulators may be forced to impose even heavier restraints on lenders to prevent the property market from becoming the trigger for a disruptive financial crisis, said Michele Bullock, the Reserve Bank’s assistant governor (financial system). Speaking at a recent business event in Sydney, Bullock said that the RBA was particularly uneasy about the looming…

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Avoid Apartment Developments That Offer Rental Guarantees

More and more apartment developers in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and other major cities are offering rental guarantees to lure in buyers. But investors should avoid rental guarantees like the plague as they often disguise a weak market or an oversupply of units, states a new report from hotspotting.com.au. A typical sales pitch offers investors a…

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ASIC Is Assessing Mortgage Lending Standards Across The Banking Sector

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) said it was examining mortgage lending standards across the banking sector after initiating civil court proceedings against Westpac Banking Corporation. The Westpac case “sends a message to the broader sector” that ASIC is prepared to “take anyone on,” Chairman Greg Medcraft told a parliamentary committee in Canberra.  On…