Changes in financial policies within China are helping to drive up interest in the Australian real estate market.
Many Chinese investors are looking overseas for better returns on their money, explained a market expert.
Andrew Taylor, chief executive officer of Juwai.com, a Chinese language international property website, stressed that the Australian property market is now second only to the US in terms of attractiveness to Asian buyers.
"Our user data shows that Chinese real estate buyer interest in Australia is up about 370 per cent on this time last year, which is a huge increase," he told ABC.
"Investment, lifestyle is a major consideration. Quality education and medical and of course immigration is a strong factor. In fact the most popular bracket is $550,000 to $750,000 for houses and apartments."
In 2012, Chinese buyers invested around $4 billion in Australian property, according to data from the Foreign Investment Review Board.
Posted by Steve Douglas