More foreign buyers in Victoria than anywhere else

More foreign buyers in Victoria than anywhere else

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Foreign home buyers spent $6billion in the housing markets of Victoria, NSW and Queensland in the 12 months to the end of June 2020.

The latest figures released by the Foreign Investment Review Board show details of residential real estate purchases and sales from July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020 – when most of the world was in the grips of the Covid-19 pandemic.

During that time 7482 properties were bought by overseas parties.

About 1957 properties worth $1.5 billion were sold by foreigners during the same period.

Clearly serial lockdowns failed to dent Victoria’s attractiveness for foreign investors who helped the state top the tally for purchases with its share of 42 per cent of all transactions, while New South Wales and Queensland also drew a fair share of the remaining interest.

The three states made up 92.1 per cent of the total value and 88 per cent of the volume of acquisitions.

State or TerritoryNew DwellingsEstablished DwellingsVacant Land
Victoria1,943466806
New South Wales1,700138112
Queensland980185251
South Australia1618754
Australian Capital Territory14427Less than 5
Western Australia985872
Tasmania4611134
Northern Territory080
Firb Purchases
Not surprisingly interest has tapered off since then, but the value and volume of deals began declining even before the pandemic impacts kicked in.

Since foreign buying peaked in the 2015-16 financial year, we have seen foreign buying has reduced by about 82 per cent.

This is in part due to tighter credit requirements by local banks for overseas buyers and capital constraints on mainland outflow imposed by China – the biggest source of foreign demand for Australian housing.

At the same time our governments pulled the welcome mat from under foreign buyers imposing higher taxes, including stamp duty now levied on foreign buying activity and higher application fees.