Wealthy Chinese buyers have purchased $24 billion of Australia housing in the past seven years, and over the next seven years an additional $44 billion will be spent on residential property, Credit Suisse estimates.
Chinese top the list of foreign investors in Australian residential property. Chinese top the list of foreign investors in Australian residential property. There was $17.2 billion worth of approved residential property investment coming in from overseas in the year June 30 2013, down from $19.7 billion in the previous period, according to the Foreign Investment Review Board.
Foreign money is roughly 5% of the entire market. Deutsche Bank economist pins high costs on low interest rates and domestic buyers. But first time buyers appear to be feeling the squeeze.
First-time buyers in February comprised less than 10 per cent of all mortgages processed by mortgage broker AFG for the first time since June 2010.The article goes on to list the ways foreign investment could be avoiding FIRB approval.