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A new type of credit squeeze will impact our apartment market | Video - Michael Yardney
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There’s been a lot written recently about our slowing property markets, much of this attributed to APRA’s restrictions on banks lending to property investors. At the same time foreign investors have been buying up our new and off the plan property market subsegments, but this may soon change according to Michael Yardney. What’s going on and what…

Are foreign buyers of Australian property disapearing?
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There’s no doubt that foreign buyers have buoyed certain segments of our property markets over the last few years, but it looks like things are changing. The overall share of foreign buyers in Australian property markets fell to a 2½ year low in both new and established property markets in the first quarter of 2016 according…

A bad day for foreign buyers
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Yesterday was a bad day for foreign buyers interested in Melbourne real estate. Foreign buyers will have to pay more stamp duty on residential real estate, and higher land tax, under Victorian government reforms that could raise an extra $500 million over four years. Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas on Friday said next week’s budget will…

Are foreign investors really driving up Australian property prices?
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What’s been driving the booming property markets in Sydney and Melbourne? Some commentators have been suggesting a major factor has been foreign buyers. Recently Dr. Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist at AMP Capital gave his views on whether international buyers are contributing to this overvaluation and whether they are artificially inflating…

Falling dollar makes property cheaper
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Foreign buyers are continuing to show strong interest in Melbourne and Sydney properties. But there are a few misconceptions about this interest that need to be addressed. In his recent column in Switzer, John McGrath takes a look at exactly what has piqued foreign buyer interest and who it actually affects. Here’s what he had to say: Sydney and…

Foreign buyer tax dangerous and short-sighted  |  John McGrath
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In his recent column in Switzer, John McGrath explains why he believes the governments proposed foreign investment tax is ill advised. HERE’S WHAT HE SAID: The Federal Government’s proposal to slug foreign investors at least $5,000 just to apply to buy residential Australian real estate is very dangerous and short-sighted. The depth of the Australian real estate…

Are Foreign Buyers Really Buying Up Australia? | Peter Boehm
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There has been a lot of press over the past year or so about foreign buyers snapping up large portions of the Australian residential property market. In particular, concerns have been expressed that foreign buyers are willing and able to pay above market values in popular areas as many are cash buyers, or can contribute…

Foreign Investment In Property Inquiry: A Lost Opportunity
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By Dallas Rogers, University of Western Sydney The federal government has missed an opportunity to give serious thought to housing affordability in Australia. The House Standing Committee on Economics recently released its report on individual foreign investment in residential real estate. The report received mixed reactions. Media debate about Chinese property investment and housing affordability…

Saturday Summary – the most interesting property investment articles I’ve read this week (2013/07/20)
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There are more property investment articles, commentaries and analyst reports on the Web every week than anyone could read in a month. Each Saturday morning I like to share some of the interesting ones I’ve read during the week. Enjoy your weekend…and please forward to your friends by clicking a social link buttons on the…

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