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population centres and be nearer to the beach. Rental
vacancies spiralling down to the current 1 per cent
economic excellence
further reflects the demand for rental properties.
Why Australia’s economic strength
means good news for property
4. Generous tax advantages for investors (Gearing)
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investors.
Australian tax laws offer generous tax advantages to
Australia has a number of economic factors
property investors.
that make it a stand out destination for property
investors. These include:
5. Ability to Leverage
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l High capital growth in certain areas. On one
Leveraging to invest creates higher rates of return on
such example is the city of Perth which grew
from 36.6% to 42% per annum in 2006.
investments. Lenders lend up to 100 per cent on a
l Low cost commercial properties and a growing
property, more than against any other asset classes.
international business presence in major cities.
Why? Many Australian properties are viewed as a low This has led to good value for money and a
risk investment with promising capital growth. There
foreign investor friendly environment.
are some postcodes more favoured by lenders than
l High demand for residential and commercial
real estate to accommodate a growing
others. As such, investing is now within reach for most
expatriate working community.
people, as only a minimal outlay is required to secure
l Australians are increasingly seeking rental
this asset.
accommodation due to high interest rates and
property prices, making this a healthy growth
6. Properties won’t vanish
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area for investors.
l Good currency exchange rates against the euro,
The most significant difference between property
dollar and sterling that are favourable, making
and shares over the last 78 years is that many of the property purchase in Australia a valuable option.
properties upon which that gain is calculated still exist
l A high growth rate, which is superior to that in most
today. Many of the companies upon which the share
OECD countries, including the UK and the US.
l A wide range of mortgage options available to
based returns were calculated on have vanished.
foreigners, including interest free loans for 5 to
Unlike shares, property is a tangible asset that won’t
10 years.
vanish as a result of poor management or becoming l Huge tourism growth. According to the
obsolete. Companies and jobs that exist today can
Australian Forecasting Committee, some 10,000
be obsolete tomorrow. As building and labour costs
extra hotel rooms will be required in resort areas
by 2014.
continue to rise, so will land and property values.
l Population growth and rising incomes ensure
FOOTNOTES
the demand for housing outpaces current
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