Australia and foreign Home Ownership Policy and rules

| September 14, 2011

Chinese buyers are flocking to Australia for property due  to the growing rich in china and the cheap property available to Chinese here in Australia compared to skyrocketing property prices in the main cities in china. Many of the new influx of Chinese buyers are said to be Chinese communist officials , Rich Businessmen or associates tied to China’s one party police state.

china Investors australian propertyChinese can get a big property in Australia with a big backyard and pool for the same price of a small littel apartment in Shanghai and so property in Australia is definitely a good bargain for some Chinese who have the spare ca$h

Local aspiring homeowners  and investors are complaining that they are being priced out by foreigners who have no intention of living in their new properties and making worse the situation for them to own their dream home by these buyers inflating the prices of property in Australia. Real estate agents like J P DIXON from Melbourne are exploiting this interest by chines buyers by recently going to china to participate in the “China International Luxury Property Show”  recently

As per Currently, all temporary residents and non-residents including businesses must notify the Government of their intention to acquire residential real estate, and must comply with post-purchase conditions on its use, development and resale.

Under Goverment rules for property buying for foreigners

Foreign nationals to buy are able to buy second hand dwellings if they hold a temporary visa

New laws dictate that foreigners can no longer buy existing Australian homes as investments.

Temporary residents may buy one existing home to live in, but must apply first with the Foreign Investment  Review Board. Then they must sell their property when they leave Australia.

Foreign investors can continue to buy new or off-the-plan properties without limitation.

International students who become permanent residents can buy property

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These recent changes have made it easier for foreign companies and temporary residents, such as 12-month business visa holders, foreign students, and their parents, to invest.

Exemptions for real estate buying in Australia

Certain acquisitions do not require notification or approval under the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 (also referred to as exempt acquisitions)

  1. You are purchasing new dwelling(s) from the developer, where the developer has pre-approval to sell those dwellings to foreign person
  2. You hold a permanent resident visa and you are purchasing residential property
  3. You are purchasing property from the Government (Commonwealth, State or Territory, or local)

Check out more exemptions here -> property buying exemptions and for more detailed legilation and policy , rules for foreign ownership in Australia you can visit the goverment website here


Raids On Prime Australian Agricultural land and farms by overseas Investors

These raid on Australia’s prime agricultural land is strategic and systematic. Many countries like the Chinese and Singapore government have increased their  investments in Australia. Countries such as Qatar in the Middle East have even set up government departments dedicated to securing future food sources, with the easiest solution being to buy foreign farms. As per normal rules unless a sale is worth more than $231 million, the Federal Government does not have to know about it

The biggest foreign raiders are actually the Americans, plunging over $39 billion into Australia, followed by the UK, China, Japan and Switzerland


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