Marvellous Melbourne - world's 'most liveable city'
ONE of the top picks for Singaporeans who want to pursue a university education overseas, Melbourne is also a prime location that should be considered by property investors.
Singaporean-owned real estate agency AAM Realty International will focus on the city during its Australian property seminar - Create Wealth Through Australian Property - to be held tomorrow and on Sunday.
AAM Realty has over 10 years of experience in the Australian property market.
"Australia and the state of Victoria have AAA credit ratings and, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Melbourne has Australia's largest population growth, with good demand for housing," said AAM Realty key executive officer Kelvin Kang.
Awarded the title of the world's most liveable city by the Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Survey for three years in a row since 2011, it comes as no surprise that the city has been growing faster than Sydney over the past decade.
"When investing overseas, investors should consider a safe and secure environment; Melbourne offers this," said Mr Kang.
Such seminars, which the company has been holding regularly since 2011, give participants the lowdown on the property outlook for the nation, and often feature guest speakers - such as tax agents, lawyers and property developers - who inform buyers about the considerations when purchasing property in Australia.
Tomorrow's seminar will feature AAA Financial Corporation's senior mortgage consultant Charles Yang, who will speak on the different characteristics of Australian financing and how to make use of them to build a property portfolio.
"The Australian-dollar exchange rate is low now and investors should take advantage of this," added Mr Kang, on why investors should consider looking beyond nearby nations such as Malaysia.
A project that AAM Realty is offering investors is Marco, located in the inner-city prime location of Southbank.
"Located within close proximity to the CBD and with a stunning sea view, the property is popular with Singapore investors," he said.
The seminar will be held tomorrow and on Sunday at the Grand Park City Hall. There will be two sessions - at 11.30am and 3pm - on both days. To register, call 6271-2393. Registration is free.