Australia’s foreign real estate investment boom looks to be over. Here are five things we learned.
by Dallas Rogers
Program Director, Master of Urbanism. School of Architecture, Design and Planning, University of SydneyFIRB
This is bad news for the property and financial industries, who are already feeling the pressure of weak household income growth, tighter lending restrictions on local borrowers, and a slowing in housing market activity in key Australian cities.
FIRB suggests that declining demand from China is a factor in the overall decline in overseas approvals. Chinese demand may have been weakened by a range of factors, including the new FIRB application fees, Chinese overseas direct investment capital controls, and the changing global economy.
But if the cycle is moving from boom towards bust, we have learned several things along the way.