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Why Invest in Australian property
Australia is famous for its golden beaches, baked red deserts and glamorous, sophisticated cities, as well as an ancient indigenous history and a young, vibrant culture.
As you will discover, Australia has a great story to tell, from its economic strength and cultural diversity to its ground-breaking research and development and highly skilled workforce. Australia is consistently ranked high by the World Competitiveness Yearbook as one of the most resilient economies in the world. With over 20 years of continuous growth, Australia is strategically located in the Asia – Pacific, the world's fastest growing region.
Australia has strong population growth due to its progressive immigration. It's population is nearing 23 million and grew 1.6 percent for the year ending June 2012; substantially higher than the world average of 1.2 percent per year. This trend is expected to continue into the future. As a direct result, many parts of the country are experiencing housing shortages translating into strong tenant demand, increasing rental yields and outstanding capital growth.
Australia has been consistent in terms of strong economic growth and low unemployment rates but there are many other benefits for investing in Australia including:
Tax friendly nation
Some of the States and Territories offer stamp duty relief when purchasing new residential properties off-the-plan, thus only a small portion of the stamp duty is payable on the value of the land component and any improvements, upon the signing of contracts. Australia also has relatively competitive depreciation rates, making an Australian property even more tax effective.
High rental yields, low vacancy rates
Australia’s residential vacancy rates are at an all time record low with vacancy rates in Australia’s capital cities hovering around 1-2% in many locations. These low vacancy rates are driving rent increases across the country as demand outstrips supply for rental properties. Thus rental yields are on the rise which is fantastic for an investor seeking a capital growth oriented market whilst maintaining a good cash flow position.
A Government that welcomes overseas investment
Finance in Australia is available to non-resident investors and the Australian taxation and legal system make it relatively simple for non-resident investors to invest in Australian property.
The Government encourages foreign investment of Australian property to help meet the growing population's increasing demand for property.