LOCKED DOWN BUT NOT OUT: INVESTORS STAGE 2021 MARKET COMEBACK

If one thing is clear, it’s that it takes more a global pandemic to quell investor appetite for Australian real estate. After a brief hiatus in 2020, this year’s hot housing market, record low interest rates and robust rental yields have well and truly enticed property punters back into the fray.

A look at the data shows that demand from investors really kicked into gear from January this year. Since then, we’ve been witnessing both an increase in the volume of email enquiries from investors on realestate.com.au, as well as growth in the investor share of new lending.

The latest ABS data puts investor lending at 29.1% of total new lending – a far cry from the 20-year low seen in May 2020.

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