Chinese Buyers Return, Splurge Billions on Australian Real Estate! – Sydney auction clearance rate reaches 69%

Week’s Key Focus

The Australian housing market is attracting an increasing number of foreign investors, especially from mainland China and Hong Kong. The latest report from the Foreign Investment Review Board indicates that Chinese mainland investors have increased their spending on Australian properties by $1 billion, reaching a total expenditure of $3.4 billion. Hong Kong investors are closely following, with a total property expenditure of $600 million during the same period. This trend has garnered attention and discussions.

Australia is often referred to as the ‘Lucky Country,’ and there are various reasons why it’s appealing to people. One of these reasons is its proximity to China, which is an attractive factor for Chinese buyers. Additionally, Australia boasts a pleasant climate and natural environment, making it a preferred destination for those who want to enjoy sunshine and beaches. This is another significant draw for investors.

However, despite the active participation of foreign investors in the Australian market, the Australian government has implemented strict legal restrictions to control foreign investment. These laws aim to ensure that Australian residents can access appropriate housing, prevent property price bubbles, and safeguard national security and sovereignty. Nonetheless, some industry experts are concerned that the increase in foreign investment may lead to housing market tightness and rising prices, potentially posing challenges to some local residents.

An example of catering to Chinese buyers’ preferences is the recent sale of a five-bedroom, four-bathroom penthouse in Lavender Bay. This property was specifically designed to attract Chinese buyers, and it reflects a respect for Chinese culture and housing preferences. For instance, the number 4, considered inauspicious in Chinese culture, was removed, while the numbers 8 and 9, considered lucky, were emphasized. These details can influence buyers’ purchasing decisions, and developers have taken corresponding measures to meet the needs of potential buyers.

In summary, the Australian housing market is attracting foreign investors from China and Hong Kong, driven in part by its geographical location and appealing environment, as well as the Australian government’s regulatory framework and respect for buyers from different cultural backgrounds. However, this trend has raised concerns about how to balance attracting foreign investment and protecting the housing needs of local residents.

Gledswood Hill Golf Course Enveloped by a Japanese-Inspired Boutique Residential Community, Crafted by Premier Japanese Builder Sekisui House!

Auction Results This Week

  • Sydney: 738 properties were listed for auction, with 469 auction results reported. Out of these, 323 properties were sold, resulting in a clearance rate of 69%. The total value of properties sold at auction was $348,268,375 AUD, with a median house price of $1,527,500 AUD.
  • Melbourne: 860 properties were listed for auction, with 634 auction results reported. Among them, 401 properties were sold, leading to a clearance rate of 63%. The total value of properties sold at auction was $311,073,701 AUD, with a median house price of $1,002,000 AUD.

Top 5 Auction Prices in Sydney Last Week: Houses

▼TOP 1. AUD  $5,950,000

Address:8 Preston Av, Five Dock NSW 2046

Land Size: 722 sqm

House | 5 Bed | 4 Bath | 4 Parking 

▼TOP 2. AUD  $5,200,000

Address:369 Bronte Rd, Bronte NSW 2024

Land Size:  372 sqm

House | 4 Bed | 3 Bath | 2 Parking

▼TOP 3. AUD  $4,880,000

Address:8 Brereton St, Gladesville NSW 2111

Land Size: 676 sqm

House | 6 Bed | 3 Bath | 2 Parking

▼TOP 4. AUD  $4,400,000

Address:28 Park Rd, Naremburn NSW 2065

Land Size:  516 sqm

House | 4 Bed | 3 Bath | 2 Parking

▼TOP 5. AUD  $4,390,000

Address:25 Pemberton St, Strathfield NSW 2135

Land Size:  1075 sqm

House | 6 Bed | 3 Bath | 4 Parking

Top 5 Auction Prices in Sydney Last Week: Units

▼TOP 1. AUD   $3,557,000

Address: 3/2 Jubilee Pl, Balmain NSW 2041

Terrace |  3  Bed |  2 Bath | 2 parking

▼TOP 2. AUD   $2,680,000

Address: 117 George St, Redfern NSW 2016

Terrace|  3 Bed |  2 Bath | 2 Parking

▼TOP 3. AUD   $2,400,000

Address: 15 Spring St, Eastwood NSW 2122

Semi  | 5  Bed | 3  Bath  | 1  Parking

▼TOP 4. AUD   $2,300,000

Address: 502/150 Walker St, North Sydney NSW 2060

Unit | 3 Bed | 2 Bath  | 2 Parking

▼TOP 5. AUD   $2,150,000

Address:214/1A Tusculum St, Potts Point NSW 2011

Unit |  2 Bed | 2 Bath   | 1 Parking

The only large-scale master-planned garden House project in Rouse Hill is now available for selling

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *