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Chinese Money Seeps Into Housing Market Cracks

Shanghai restaurateur David Hu said he’s nervous about wiring money to Australia for a home purchase because of China’s crackdown on currency outflows. Instead, he plans to carry the cash in a suitcase. The 61-year-old intended to move about $85,000 to Melbourne this...

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Spotting A Hot Spot Before Its Hot…

The frustration with hot spots is that by the time you find out about it – it has peaked.  Shannon Davis gives us an insight about discovering a hot spot before it becomes hot. Listen to the Podcast Now:- Transcript:- Kevin:  Let’s have a look now at the indicators...

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Melbourne Is Top Choice For Chinese Investors

Melbourne is officially the most popular Australian city for Chinese buyers of residential real estate, according to the latest data from Juwai.com, a Chinese-language international property website. More than 40% of inquiries about Australian residential property...

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What Drives Australians To Invest In Property?

Property investment is all the rage in Australia right now, and more and more people from all walks of life are committing to this potentially lucrative long-term investment strategy. But what exactly are people’s motivations for buying investment property? Is it...

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Many Young Adults Need Parental Help To Buy First Homes

While young Australians are eager to fly the nest and own their own homes, many are facing the harsh reality that they’ll have to rely on their parents to help them enter the property market. According to a new survey conducted for State Custodians Home Loans by...

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What’s Holding Back Build-To-Rent In Oz?

While increasingly commonplace in London and parts of the United States, the build-to-rent model for housing development is still an untapped market in Australia. The nation’s superannuation funds and many of the big developers – including Lendlease, Mirvac, and...

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Housing Market Risks Are Under Control…

Housing market conditions have slowed considerably in Sydney, with prices cooling following the retreat of property investors. While the Melbourne housing market has shown greater resilience to a slowdown, the Victorian capital’s quarterly rate of growth has slowed...

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Brokers Pressured To Meet Volume Targets

By requiring mortgage brokers to meet volume targets to retain accreditation, lenders are disadvantaging borrowers and encouraging some brokers to engage in risky behaviour, said Peter White, executive director of the Finance Brokers Association of Australia (FBAA)....

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