Local buyers are not buying apartments forfeited by Chinese buyers: Harry Triguboff

Local buyers are not buying apartments forfeited by Chinese buyers: Harry Triguboff
Local buyers are not buying apartments forfeited by Chinese buyers: Harry Triguboff

The veteran property developer Harry Triguboff said many of his Chinese buyers "can't settle" on their off the plan apartment purchases.

"And everyone thought that the Australian buyer would come in when the prices started coming down – they haven't – I knew they wouldn't."

"It's not bad, it's very bad," developer Harry Triguboff said in response to government taxes and credit restrictions on foreign buyer's residential property acquisitions.

A sharp drop in foreign buyers was detailed in the latest ANZ/Property Council of Australia survey of more than 1700 property professionals from across the industry.

"When we start saying that stamp duty for foreign buyers should be 12 per cent instead of 4 per cent, that is called stupid," Triguboff told The Australian Financial Review.

Triguboff said foreign buyer demand started to soften more than a year ago, with prices now going "lower and lower".

"Many of the Chinese can't settle. So now we have to resell them – there is another problem."

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