You could be forgiven for thinking that the Chinese are the only foreign investors buying housing in Sydney and Melbourne.
There has certainly been a lot of stories about foreign real estate investment in Australia in the news lately. Often, this news is about Chinese investment in housing. In this episode of City Road Podcast we talk with University of Sydney PhD scholar Sha Liu, who has been digging into the patchy data to find out just how much foreign investment in Australian housing comes from China, and what makes Australian property so attractive to foreign investors.
Sha’s research focuses on the growing interactions between domestic housing policies in Australia and international housing markets and buyers. Her current research looks toward China, and the way the Chinese housing market is driving foreign investment.