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The vast island of Australia is a country of extreme variety – from the Great Barrier Reef to the iconic Sydney Opera House through to Ayre’s Rock, the Outback and beyond.
Australia is a nation famed for such scenery along with beautiful beaches, cute kangaroos and sporting prowess.
The vast majority of the population is clustered around the coastal cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide - although the capital Canberra lies inland – and these cities are magnets for tourists from all over the world.
Wolseley Road in Point Piper, on the outskirts of Sydney, has emerged as one of the most expensive streets in the world after a number of its stunning properties commanded multi million dollar price tags, while Military Road in Sydney’s Dover Heights is home to more than 250 $1 million homes with great beach and ocean views.
The Toorak mansions in Melbourne certainly rival the New South Wales city’s splendour and would prove an ideal base for one of the best sporting locations in the world – with cricket, Formula One, horse racing and Aussie Rules Football all regular fixtures on the Melbourne calendar.
On the far west of the island sits Perth, a relaxed, beautiful gem of a city that makes the most of its position facing the Indian Ocean and on the Swan River. Peppermint Grove is the most attractive suburb to shop in here. Then there’s Brisbane – a hip and upcoming city in Queensland – with Bulimba and Hamilton perfect for someone looking for luxury living in Australia.
Yet Adelaide might just be able to make a case to top the rest of Australia’s superb cities – with its beaches, coffee culture, wine and kangaroos making for a mix of the best of all of ‘Oz’ and the suburb of Springfield displaying real star power.
Hollywood star Hugh Jackman and wife Deborra-Lee Furness sold their luxury apartment in Melbourne CBD, Australia quietly. Public documents showed that Jackman couples owned this for nearly 20 years.
New foreign-investment rules could lead to civil penalties and fees being imposed on property investors who are not Australian citizens.
Over a third of affluent Asians own an investment property overseas according to HSBC, with Australia ranked as one of the top destinations.
Foreign developers made up about 30 per cent of the Australian market last year, and China took up 9 per cent of that – an increase over previous years.
Australian luxury home prices may be headed for a fall in 2011, according to an article in Bloomberg Businessweek.
The Australian real estate market is benefitting from the collapse of the property market in Dubai as Chinese and Russians buyers move their allegiance down under. Property investors from both nati...