Overseas buyers bought nearly half of Melbourne’s new apartments. China and Southeast Asia investors are taking over Australia and preparing “muffled fortune”!

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According to the report on August 16, 2017, foreign buyers have bought 40% of Melbourne’s new apartments so far.

According to the Freedom of Information Act ,from mid-2015, foreign buyers’ investment residential taxes have become a huge cash cow.

Australia is still the second favorite destination for house buyers in China. Compared with China’s housing prices, Australian houses are still very economical for Chinese buyers.

In the past year, the tax has generated more than $ 133 million in revenue for the government.

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Real estate consulting firm Charter Keck Cramer found that 40% of new apartments in Melbourne have been sold to offshore buyers.

“The developments in Sydney and Melbourne have reached their peaks , which is not a coincidence, and foreign buyers and developers are getting more and more active in taking participate in that,” said Robert Papaleo, National Executive Director of the company.

Numerous development projects have contributed to the development of the local construction industry, but have also raised concerns about the affordability of housing and the pressures of infrastructure and population growth.

These development projects have also changed the city’s skyline, and overseas investment in construction has begun to increasingly occupy the city of Melbourne over. A Singapore development company is building a huge residential building in Southbank.

A Chinese development company is also building Swanston Central on the edge of Melbourne’s city center, which will accommodate more than 1,000 apartments.

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Foreign Investment Review Committee data found that a large number of foreign investment flock to the NSW and VIC, and most of the investment comes from China and Southeast Asia.

Griffith University economist research found that between 2004 and 2014, only a quarter of the growth in house prices in Melbourne and Sydney came from foreign investment.

Victoria State has taxed foreign investors from mid-2015. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of taxed transactions increased by 44% to $4,000.

Professor Phibbs said that these investments also changed the Melbourne Center from other aspects.

For some foreign investors, investing in property is a way of obtaining the right of abode. This is also one of the factors in the soaring population of Melbourne. By the middle of this century, the population in Melbourne will double.

A recent study found that since 2006, the population of Melbourne has grown by one million people.

As the population continues to pour into Melbourne, the livable metropolis, the future demand for the apartments will be more and more.

At present, the main target customers of the apartments are still young, single group. At the same time, the trend of reducing family living areas is more and more obvious, many elderly Australians tend to be replaced to a smaller-area  residence, which will further promote the needs for small apartments.

For developers, so much demand on the apartment buildings enable them to make more efforts on building and developing  small apartments.

Conclusion:

Chinese investors’ interest in Australian property will not stop abruptly, Australian property’s attraction still exists, especially in some hot cities like  Melbourne and Sydney, such cities’ real estate still has the appreciation and hedging potential.

For Chinese buyers, the housing prices in domestic first-tier cities such as  Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou have been far beyond the affordability, and housing prices in these cities have already reached the  ceiling space, while the rent prices  are very low. However , in cities such as Sydney and Melbourne, the  properties are not only  have more  potential for appreciation,  the rent prices are also keep  increasing.

海外买家购下近一半墨尔本新公寓。中国和东南亚投资者正占领澳洲,预备 “闷声发大财”!

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2017816日报道,到目前为止,外国买家已买下墨尔本40%的新公寓

据《信息自由法案》获取的官方数据显示,从2015年中旬开始,征收的外国买家投资住宅税已经成为政府一棵巨大的摇钱树。

 澳洲仍是中国买家第二喜欢的置业国度,与中国房价相比,澳洲的房子仍很划算,对中国买家来说很便宜。

近在一年的时间内,这项税收为政府带来了逾1.33亿澳元的收入。

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房地产咨询公司Charter Keck Cramer分析发现,墨尔本4成新公寓都被出售给了离岸买家。

公司的全国执行总监Robert Papaleo先生说:“悉尼和墨尔本的开发活动达到顶峰并不是巧合,外国买家和开发商的参与越来越积极。

众多的开发项目能够促进当地建筑业的发展,但是也催生了人们对于房屋可负担性和基础建设及人口增长带来的压力的担忧。

这些开发项目也改变了城市的天际线,海外投资的建筑已经开始越来越多地占领了墨尔本的城市上空。一家新加坡开发公司正在Southbank建造一栋巨大的住宅建筑Australia 108。

一家中国开发公司也正在墨尔本市中心边缘建造Swanston Central,这里将容纳1000多套公寓。

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外国投资审查委员会数据发现,众多的外国投资都涌向了新州和维州,多数来自中国和东南亚。

Griffith University经济学家的研究发现,2004年到2014年之间,墨尔本和悉尼的房价增长中,仅四分之一是来源于外国投资。

维州从2015年中旬开始向外国投资者征税。2016年至2017年,被征税的交易数量增长了44%至奖金4000起。

教授Phibbs表示,这些投资还从其他方面改变了墨尔本中心。

对一些外国投资者来说,投资房产是获得居留权的一个办法。这也是墨尔本人口猛增的因素之一。到本世纪中旬,墨尔本的人口就将翻倍。

最近的一次研究发现,从2006年至今,墨尔本的人口增长了100万人。

随着人口不断涌入墨尔本这个宜居大都市,未来公寓市场的需求会越来越多。

目前公寓销售的主要目标客户群还是年轻、单身群体。同时,澳洲人减小家庭居住面积的趋势越来越明显,很多老年澳洲人都倾向于更换为面积较小的住所,这将进一步推动小型公寓的需求。

而对于开发商来讲,公寓楼如此大的需求量能够促使他们加大开发小型公寓的力度。

总结:

中国投资者对澳洲房产的兴趣不会戛然而止,澳洲房产吸引力依旧存在,尤其是悉尼墨尔本这样的热门城市的房产依旧拥有升值和保值潜力。对于中国买家来讲,国内一线城市如北上广深的房价已经远远超出了应有的承受能力,并且房价上涨空间有限,已经接近天花板,房屋租金却低的可怜,对于国内买家的吸引力有限,而悉尼和墨尔本的房产不仅升值潜力依旧巨大,租金水平也在不断增加。