• 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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  • Foreign investment in Australian real estate continues to soar

    Foreign investment in Australian real estate continues to soar

    While politicians have been attempting to reduce the influence that overseas investors have on the Australian real estate market recent figures show they may have failed. Foreign investment approval value numbers in Australia surged by 75% over the last 12 months to a record $61 billion. Information released by the Foreign Investment Review Board showed

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  • Australian commercial real estate set for lively fourth quarter

    Australian commercial real estate set for lively fourth quarter

    The Australian commercial real estate market is set for a particularly active fourth quarter of 2015 with suggestions that up to $5 billion worth of office space, shopping malls and logistics centres are potentially up for sale. While some experts are suggesting this could indicate the top of the Australian commercial real estate market in

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  • Australian real estate market in the spotlight

    Australian real estate market in the spotlight

    The Australian government is under extreme pressure from international partners amid concerns that so-called “dirty money” may be finding its way through the Australian real estate sector. It was only a few months ago, back in April, that the Australian Financial Action Task Force published a report which was highly critical of the regulations surrounding

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  • Australian authorities clamp down on illegally held real estate

    Australian authorities clamp down on illegally held real estate

    In a surprise development the Austrian authorities have announced a raft of suspected cases of illegal foreign ownership of Australian real estate. This comes just a few months after the Australian government ordered a review of the influence that foreign investors are having on Australian property prices. An initial review suggested the influence was minimal

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