The recent rebound in Melbourne and Sydney property prices is only a temporary breather, according to the Australian (2 February 2016). Over the past year, Melbourne’s home prices rose 11 percent annually, while Sydney’s property prices grew 10.5 percent. However, rating agency Moody has forecasted housing prices to grow at a slower pace in 2016, and CoreLogic recently reported the rental market conditions to be one of the weakest since 1996. Nevertheless, Melbourne and Sydney should continue to attract interest from Chinese buyers – a Juwai survey of realtors in China, Australia, and the US revealed that 55 percent predict an increase in property investment from Chinese. This is due to severe plunges in the Shanghai and Hong Kong stock markets, which has led to more Chinese investors considering property abroad. “With the domestic stock¬market in a regulatory straitjacket, international real estate looks like a better investment,” said Juwai Co-Founder Simon Henry.