Australia’s Post Commodity Outlook

Having travelled the world in search of real estate opportunities for our clients, we can state that Australia is one of the most manageable and stable markets when it comes to property. While it presents excellent upside opportunities, the downside risks remain relatively minimal with prices well supported by strong market fundamentals. Take Melbourne for an … Read more

Aussie Banks Clamp Down On Foreign Property Buyers

Australian banks have introduced more stringent loan application rules for foreign property buyers, including the country’s four largest lenders – NAB, ANZ, Westpac and Commonwealth Bank, reported The Straits Times. Among the tougher rules implemented in recent weeks include reducing the loan-to-value ratio from 80 percent to 70 percent for borrowers who rely on overseas … Read more

Refinancing Your Home in Malaysia To Buy Property In Australia

Many Malaysians dream of starting over in a new land, one that comes with better prospects and a higher quality of life. Australia is one of the countries that exemplify that dream for Malaysians, with over 10,000 expected to migrate this year.  Unsurprisingly, the country is home to Melbourne, the world’s most liveable city for … Read more

Population Growth – Where Is It Happening?

The population of Australia is projected to increases by 1,037 people daily in 2016. Australia’s population is likley to increase by 378,476 people over the year and reach 24, 546,779 by the beginning of 2017. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 164,103. And … Read more

Tasmanian Village On Sale For A$13M

A small scenic village on the island of Tasmania in Australia was recently put up for sale, drawing interest from local and international investors, including Singaporeans, reported Agence France-Presse (AFP). The 145ha Tarraleah village has attracted potential buyers from Australia, China, Hong Kong and Singapore since it was listed on the market late last week, … Read more

Property Outlook – Part 3

IN a nutshell, last week’s article on the US and the UK property market suggested that demand has exceeded supply in the US and developers will be increasing the construction of single-family and smaller housing units into the year; while house prices are expected to fall into the year, after the increase of stamp duty … Read more