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Chinese Property Investors Shift Their Focus From Australia To The UK

A growing number of Chinese property investors are switching their focus from Australia to other markets, particularly the United Kingdom. Foreign interest in Aussie property is drying up because regulators have increased pressures on banks to curb foreign lending amid fears of a bubble. Last month, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) warned that residential…

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Uninhabited Dwellings Exacerbating Housing Affordability Crisis

Scores of foreign investors are acquiring property in highly desirable metropolitan areas, only to leave them unoccupied. This trend is exacerbating Australia’s housing affordability crisis, according to Douglas Driscoll, chief executive officer of Starr Partners.  Driscoll estimates that the number of uninhabited dwellings in Sydney alone is more than 200,000. “We know that the current…

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How sellers can safeguard themselves when dealing with foreign buyers

With such a strong demand for Australian property from foreign investors, sellers need to protect themselves to avoid getting embroiled in potential debacles.  Residential property prices are being driven up by a new wave of foreign investors and expats seeking superior returns, financial stability, and a safe haven from unstable global markets. Unfortunately, not all…

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Will There Be A Crackdown On Capital Gains Tax Concessions?

The Australian Financial Review reported that the Turnbull government was planning a crackdown on capital gains tax concessions for property investors in order to “seize the mantle” on housing affordability and provide revenue to help replace soon-to-be-abandoned budget cuts.  The government’s policy backflip was scheduled to be unveiled in the May budget and comes after…

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Alarm raised on illegal property purchases by Chinese investors

Up to $1bn in dodgy money from Chinese investors appears to have gone into the Australian property market over the past financial year. This has raised concerns about the scale of illegal purchases of Australian property by buyers from the Asia-Pacific. Data from in the 2015-2016 annual report of the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis…

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How to avoid nasty surprises when refinancing

As switching to a cheaper loan could lead to huge potential savings, it’s not surprising that more and more property investors and homeowners are refinancing. But unless you do your homework, you could find yourself grappling with nasty surprises, including higher fees, tougher terms and new deposit requirements.  According to a representative from Mortgage Choice,…


56% Of Mortgage Borrowers Are Sacrificing Time With Family To Pay Off Debts

Alarming new research reveals that over half of Australian mortgage borrowers are sacrificing their social lives and time with their families to meet their mortgage repayments. The nationwide research was released by UBank, a division of National Australia Bank, as part of its Home Truths campaign. Of those surveyed: One in four admit they are…

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Chinese Investors Are Drawn To Perks Of Investing In Aussie Property

Hundreds of thousands of the richest people in China plan to pour millions into the Australian property market over the next three years, injecting new life to a property boom that analysts have long expected to go bust. The Hurun Report, a Shanghai-based rich list compiler, recently surveyed high-net-worth individuals in China (i.e. people worth…

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Foreign investors are losing their grip on the Aussie property market

It appears that Aussie first-home buyers aren’t the only ones struggling to gain a foothold in the Australian property market. According to National Australia Bank’s latest Residential Property Report, the proportion of Australian residential properties being snapped by foreign investors has continued to decline into the September quarter.  “During Q3, the overall market share of…