The strong rebound in Australian property values has come to a shuddering halt with the Coronavirus lockdown. Auction clearance rates and buyer sentiment have collapsed, unemployment is surging, and mortgage availability is tightening. All of which points to declines in Australian property values. Yet these headwinds pale next to the looming headwind of heavy falls in mass immigration over the medium term… 

Listen in as Nucleus Wealth’s Head of Investments Damien Klassen, Chief Economist Leith van Onselen, Chief Strategist David Llewellyn Smith and Head of Operations Tim Fuller discuss the ultimate victim of Coronavirus, Australian property price.

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Topics include:

  • Coronavirus a unique challenge to Australian property and growth model as a whole
  • Mass immigration and international students
  • Foreign buyers’ role in Australian property
  • Rental crash
  • 1.3 million loss making landlords
  • Policy exhaustion and options



Brian Becker

Thanks for highlighting the very real potential for a property bust. Some scope for optimism is that soaring international COVID daily new cases are not yet being seen in the deaths curve which is still in decline. Lots of possible explanations for this anomaly, most of which are positive. If this continues then the outlook for the economy and property should improve.