Property in Australia

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New global property report says Brits are buying more in Australia

November 19, 2015 Property in Australia

Australia is very popular with British people but now it seems the love affair is more than just the lifestyle and weather as more UK investors are buying property in the country. Record low interest rates, the comparatively weak Australian dollar and escalating prices in the UK are behind the rise of British buyers down […]

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Soaring Australian property market means opportunities for property professionals

July 28, 2015 Jobs in Australia

Confidence in Australia’s property market has resulted in a shortage of real estate professionals, opening opportunities for overseas candidates. Employers are reporting a shortage of skilled workers on both permanent and fixed term contracts, according to the latest quarterly report from recruitment experts Hays. In particular they are looking for residential property managers, business development […]

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Expats fuelling property price hikes in Sydney and Melbourne

July 14, 2015 Property in Australia

House prices in Sydney and Melbourne are rising faster than in other Australian cities because of growing migration, new research suggests. While population growth is not only the key to Australia’s economic growth and output, it does play a central role in housing demand and price growth, according to the research from international real estate […]

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Australia Named as Most Expensive Country to Live and Work

April 20, 2015 Australia

People move to live and work in Australia for many reasons, mostly the weather, the outdoor lifestyle and the food and culture, but new research suggests they will find it a more expensive place to be. For the fourth year in a row, Australia has ranked as the world’s most expensive country in Deutsche Bank’s […]

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Australia Tightens Rules on Foreigners Buying Agricultural Land

February 23, 2015 Australia

The Australian Government has moved to provide certainty about rules applying to foreign investment in agricultural land in Australia. Prime Minister Tony Abbott, in a statement released jointly with Treasurer Joe Hockey and Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce, said that foreign investment always has, and will continue to be, integral to Australia’s economic success. This comes […]

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Concerns Raised About Foreign Investment in Australian Property Market

February 20, 2015 Australia

There are calls in Australia for the government to enforce stronger rules regarding foreign people buying property. Part of it has been fuelled by Indians and Chinese buying real estate as an investment amid warnings that it could push property prices beyond affordable for many first time buyers in particular. A parliamentary committee is the […]

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Properties investments by immigrants in Australia growing

March 7, 2014 Australia

It is well known that the lifestyle attracts immigrants to Australia but now it seems that property is proving a big hit with expats too. A new report from investment bank Credit Suisse says that newly arrived immigrants have spent about $24 billion on property in Australia over the past seven years. It reckons that […]

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Immigration numbers pushing up Australian house prices

January 7, 2014 Australia

Immigrants arriving to work and start a new life in Australia are pushing up property prices which have increased by 10% in 2013, it is claimed. According to property experts UCHK Consulting who consult to Australian Immigration, understanding or predicting the country’s real estate market is about immigration policies and overseas investors opinions of Australia’s […]

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Lifestyle in Australia not affected by the economic crisis

November 14, 2013 Australia

  Australia is a good place to live compared with other countries and performs well in many of the 11 measures monitored in the Better Life index by the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development. The country tops the global table for civic engagement and is above average for health, housing, personal security, environment, jobs, earnings, […]

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Could Chinese expats be influencing the Australian property market?

July 14, 2013 Property in Australia

Despite the fact that the Australian economy as a whole has remained in positive growth territory since the US mortgage crisis in 2008, there is growing concern about the different directions of the Australian property market and the economy. A number of reports over the last few days have highlighted the correlation between Chinese immigration […]

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Housing boom hits Australia

May 18, 2013 Property in Australia

It will come as no surprise to learn that the Housing Industry Forecasting Group has increased its forecast for Australian new starts to the year-end June 2013. The last prediction was made in October 2012 with around 21,000 new builds expected although this figure has now been increased to 22,500. This is a 27% increase […]

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