Speculative Demand from Real Estate family

The Treasurer who told us to simply change jobs to afford skyrocketing Sydney has revealed his real motivations for ignoring the land bubble. He dropped the bombshell on 3AW with Neil Mitchell: “Yeah, well I come from a family of real estate agents…”  The locked out...

Foreign Investment Fee

The Abbott government’s lurch at a foreign investment fee to fund the Foreign Investment Review Board will be a minor inconvenience. The AFR: Mr Abbott said the fee structure was comparable with a system in New Zealand but less punitive than regimes in Singapore...

The Foreign Investment Future

With Sydney’s clearance rate hitting 87% on the weekend and a modest 3 BRM weatherboard homes selling for $1.36m, (some 40 minutes commute from the CBD), concerns over the role of speculative investment continue. The ‘golden ticket’ to fast track...