‘Investment’ Category

Chinese Government restricts real estate investment in Australia

The State Council of the Peoples Republic of China announced on the 18th August that it was introducing a raft of guidelines in relation to overseas investments. Restrictions outlined in the list issued by the Council include a defined aim to curtail overseas investment in real estate and hotels. The moves by the State Council […]

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Preston Rowe Paterson expands into China via a strategic partnership with CAA

The directors of Preston Rowe Paterson are delighted to announce that an exclusive strategic partnership has been formed with China’s valuation group China Appraisal Association (CAA). CAA is a market leader within the valuation industry throughout China and employs over 1,500 staff. CAA operates across 18 key areas throughout mainland China including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, […]

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The risk-free rate – What does history tells us?

Interest rates are at historical lows as displayed in the chart below which considers the 10 year bond yield which is widely used and accepted as the risk-free rate. As the risk-free rate is widely accepted as the foundation to discount rate models, entities wishing to invest are finding it difficult to adjust their capital […]

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Looking Behind the Headline Figure

Whilst there are a number of houses in Sydney selling for over $1million, and is considered one of the most expensive market to purchase a house in Australia, the headlined median price of $930,000 does not necessarily apply to the overall Sydney market. The headline median price reflected the average price of houses that was […]

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PEXA has revolutionised property settlement

Buying and selling property electronically is now a reality for Australian Property Lawyers and Conveyancers with Australia’s first national e-Conveyancing network, Property Exchange Australia (PEXA). Today, PEXA launched full functionality in New South Wales, with the ability to complete property transfers online. The introduction of electronic conveyancing in Australia is the biggest industry reform for […]

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