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…

ATO looking back at 32 years' worth of property records
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Recently Treasurer Scott Morrison threw down the gauntlet to foreign investors illegally buying residential properties in Australia, saying they simply aren’t going to get away with it. He made reference to “sophisticated data matching capabilities” of the new ATO foreign investment taskforce. At the time little was know about their plans, but now things are…

What does slowing Chinese demand mean for property?
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While many factors led to the booming property markets in Sydney and Melbourne over the last few years, there is little doubt that foreign investment, particularly Chinese investment, drove certain sectors –  the off the plan new apartment market. Well…the tide may be turning. Australia is uniquely vulnerable to China’s economic downturn and foreign demand…

Maybe overseas buyers are NOT pushing up our property prices
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 A lot has been written about the cause of Australia’s high property prices. And overseas capital has been one of the “bogey men” with Chinese buyers, who are the largest source of foreign buyers, causing anti-foreign buyer sentiment fuelled by strong house price growth, particularly in the Sydney and Melbourne property markets. However new research has cast…

Asia is the key to Australian prosperity: Joe Hockey
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The emergence of Asia’s middle class will be the most transformative event in Australia’s history according to Treasurer Joe Hockey. Recently addressing the Property Council of Australia in Canberra, Mr Hockey said members of the Asian middle class were the great consumers and in many cases, purchasers of Australian real estate. If properly exploited, it…

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