Look what Chinese investors are buying now

We all know that Chinese investors having been underpinning the off the plan inner city high rise apartment market but now they’re been sold a different type of under performing property.china real estate

Melbourne developers are selling unsuspecting Chinese investors house and land packages in the outer suburbs, Nigel Satterley has warned.

According to BRW richlister and property developer Nigel Satterley between 4,000 and 5,000 lots – about 20 per cent of the market – were being sold into the Chinese market every year.

Slattery told The Australian Financial Review:

“Developers are over-selling house and land packages into China. Some of these deals will not proceed because of tighter bank funding to overseas buyers,”

While the major banks’ pull-back from lending to the apartment market has been widely reported Mr Satterley said funding was also drying up in the land market and many purchasers are running into funding trouble.

“Ninety per cent of Chinese buyers want funding from a local bank,” he said. 

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At Metropole we have always steered clear of buying house and land packages in the outer suburbs.

While these may be great locations to bring up your family, these properties are not what we call “investment grade.”

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Kate Forbes is a National Director Property Strategy at Metropole. She has 15 years of investment experience in financial markets in two continents, is qualified in multiple disciplines and is also a chartered financial analyst (CFA).

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