Propertybuyer specialises in assisting Australian expatriate buyers buy their dream home or investment property in Australia. Whether you are watching the rain falling in London, sweltering in the humidity of Singapore, Dubai and Hong Kong or just sick of the traffic in New York, be assured that there is a place called home in Australia.
Many of our international or expatriate clients are aware of the advantages of buying a house in Australia while they are still overseas. This allows them to get ahead of the property growth cycle and
If you’re an international buyer looking specifically for investment property, we will advise you on the best suburbs and brief you on all aspects of our property research to ensure you make an informed decision. We are constantly researching local and international property investment hotspots and can deliver a range of properties to suit your specific investment requirements, whether they be for capital growth or positive
We specialise in helping overseas buyers (expats and foreign investors) buy residential, luxury and commercial property in Australia.
- Solid cashflow from long term leases
- Capital growth from locations in commercial centres
- Better quality of tenant that pays outgoings.
Buying Australian property while living overseas is a difficult process as you need to keep up with local trends, understand the local market prices, know how local agents operate and decide which properties for sale will meet your requirements. The Sydney property market is made up of a number of sub-markets and we protect foreign buyers from paying too much or buying the wrong type of property. Propertybuyer provides independent advice and assistance to foreign investors (and home buyers with permanent residence status) to navigate the Australian property market.
Foreign buyers must buy a brand new property (or buy land and build within 2 years). Propertybuyer understands the local market and has access to all new and “hidden” listings that may be suitable for you. We can show you the suburbs that have the best lifestyle, schools, entertainment, sporting facilities, investment potential or other key features you desire.
Sydney is a
We research extensively to source properties that match your needs and lifestyle. Every international investment opportunity is assessed against dozens of factors, including local market conditions, comparable sales
If you would like assistance in transferring your funds safely and quickly to Australia at cheaper than bank rates then we would recommend OzForex.
The Australian Business Innovation and Investment visa is designed to promote investing and carrying out business in Australia by granting permission for applicants to reside in Australia. In summary, the visa allows you to:
1. Business Innovation
For people with who want to establish, develop and manage a new or existing business in Australia.Applicants must be nominated by a state or territory government.
For people who want to make a designated investment of at least AUD $1.5 million in an Australian state or territory and maintain business and investment activity in Australia. Applicants must be nominated by a state or territory government.
3. Significant Investor Visa
This is also known as the Significant Investor Visa (SIV). To be eligible, you must invest a minimum of AUD $5 million over four years in complying investments.
This visa also has a residency requirement of:
In return, the visa allows a path to permanent residency over four years. Applicants can be nominated by a state or territory government or Austrade on behalf of the Australian government.
4. Premium Investor Visa
This is also known as the Premium Investor Visa (PIV). To be eligible, you must invest a minimum of AUD $15 million over four years in complying investments including real property (excluding residential property). PIV holders can still independently invest in
The PIV offers a
Note: other specific eligibility requirements for the above visa apply. See the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website for more information.
Click here for a referral to an Immigration Lawyer that can fast track your Visa approval.
The Australian Government encourages foreign investment that is consistent with community interests. The Government
Subject to an investor commencing construction within 24 months of FIRB approval.
Investors can purchase new dwellings. Where approval is obtained by the foreign investor for each purchase, there is no restriction on the number of units in the development that can be purchased by that foreign investor. A foreign investor wishing to purchase more than one unit is also able to make one application for all of the units provided each unit is
Note: Second-hand dwellings
Foreign persons are prohibited from acquiring established dwellings for investment purposes (that is, they cannot be purchased to be used as a rental or holiday property), irrespective of whether they are temporary residents in Australia or not. Foreign buyers can purchase an established dwelling as a home provided you receive approval from the FIRB (which typically takes from 2 to 10 days).
Significant Investor Visa
From the 24 Nov 2012, the Australian Government has created a new class of visa available to business people and high net worth individuals looking to invest at least $5 million in the Australian economy. In return for investing in State and Territory Bonds, Managed Funds or directly into Australian Companies overseas investors are offered concessions on the usual visa requirements.
To be granted a permanent Significant Investor visa, primary visa holder must be resident in Australia for at least 40 days for every year or
By obtaining a Significant Investment Visa, holders may purchase residential or commercial real estate subject to FIRB regulations.
You do not need to submit an application for approval to acquire real estate in Australia if:
You may need to apply for foreign investment approval if you are a foreign interest who is:
For further information and detailed government policies are available on the Foreign Investment Review Board website.
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