• Sensational claims about Australian real estate market

    Sensational claims about Australian real estate market

    The grandly named US based International Strategic Studies Association (ISSA) has caused something of a storm in Australia with claims that the Australian real estate market could be just six weeks from collapse. The association blames recent bank policy changes across Australia which could make it more difficult for foreign investors to borrow money. However,

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  • New Zealand proving popular with property investors

    New Zealand proving popular with property investors

    In the eyes of many New Zealand will forever be seen as the poor cousin of Australia but in reality this is not the case. One example of this is the New Zealand property market which after taking into account inflation was the best performing in the world over the last year. While strictly speaking

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  • Shared ownership growing in Sydney property market

    Shared ownership growing in Sydney property market

    We have all seen the headlines regarding property prices in Australia with cities such as Sydney seeing a massive increase in the cost of housing. Indeed official data shows that house prices have increased by 60% in Sydney over the last five years with apartments also showing a healthy rise of 44%. When you bear

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  • Chinese investors maintain appetite for Australian property

    Chinese investors maintain appetite for Australian property

    The Australian property market has received some mixed headlines of late amid concerns that some of the more popular areas are seeing reduced demand. The main cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, etc have been pushed to levels which are potentially unsustainable at this moment in time but is demand really falling? If the latest information

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  • Is there no stopping Australian property prices?

    Is there no stopping Australian property prices?

    If we look back to the 2007/8 worldwide economic collapse there was only one country in the Western world which evaded the dreaded recession. Australia managed to avert negative economic growth during these difficult times and the property market went from strength to strength. In many ways it was the massive investment in the mining

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  • Will Australia regret attack on Chinese property investors?

    Will Australia regret attack on Chinese property investors?

    In a sign of the times the Australian government recently introduced a number of measures making it more difficult for overseas investors to acquire Australian real estate. While Australia is not the first government around the world to take such action a recent report suggested that the move has turned many Chinese property investors away

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