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Investors continue as the driver behind Australian property

Investors are continuing to command a larger slice of the property market than in recent years.
Professional property investors are continuing to be the real driving force behind the strength of the market in Australia, it has been claimed.

A new mortgage report for March 2014 from AFG showed that 39.6 per cent of all house purchase loans in the month went to investors.

It means that they, rather than end users, are now buying more houses and are helping to fuel the continued growth in the market at the present time.

The figure is also the highest proportion seen for investors at any time in history, AFG added. Much of those buying in this way are coming from the likes of China, where the appetite for Australian stock has been high for some time.

However, more domestic buyers are now also getting in on the trend, and AFG's sales and operations manager Mark Hewitt said: “Australians are very comfortable with property as an investment. It’s in our DNA. So investors are looking to diversify their portfolios in the currently favourable market environment."

Posted by Steve Douglas

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