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Rich Chinese chase Australian bargains as house prices soften

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Ausin Chinese agency collapses, 130 housing settlements lost

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Chinese buyers set to keep underpinning Australian home prices: analysts

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Chinese developers ‘walking away’ from Australian projects amid lack of finance

A landmark Sydney property at Circular Quay, bought by Chinese commercial property giant Dalian Wanda Group, is now flanked by blank hoardings. At one point...

Chinese property buyers face tighter rules as real estate agents go for broke in...

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Coming soon: Buyer frenzy from China

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Melbourne top for Chinese property buyers

Melbourne has cemented its status as most popular city in Australia for Chinese buyers of residential real estate, two sets of new figures show. The...

Businessman loses $277,000 deposit on Bellevue Hill trophy home

IT WAS supposed to secure his dream home in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, but $277,000 has evaporated into thin air. Property developer Peter Zhu has forfeited...
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