Get Outa Dodge!
Some Australian real estate agents reported a spike in international enquiries during, and just after, the crazy storming of the US capital last month. Christie’s International Real Estate agent Ken Jacobs said he received more inquiries in the immediate aftermath of the riots that killed at least five people.
Expats in Britain favour Manly and Byron Bay in NSW; Noosa in Queensland; and Fremantle and Secret Harbour in Western Australia. Singapore-based buyers prefer Toorak, Glen Waverley, Hawthorn and South Yarra in Melbourne and Mosman in Sydney. Jacobs detected another reason for Australia’s popularity with wealthy Americans. “A lot of Americans think the rest of the world hates them but think there is a friendship with Australia,” Jacobs said.