The risk of property investors facing new taxes or restrictions when purchasing property abroad is slated to be low in 2018-2019, reports Elite Agent EPM (28 June 2018). According to the Foreign Buyer Restrictions Report 2018-19 from, the number one Chinese international real estate website and the exclusive international real estate partner to Chinese online giant Tencent, New Zealand is the sole market out of the top six markets for China homebuyers planning to impose new policies on foreign buyers. Besides that, the Chinese government is also set to relax its capital controls in the near future. “After retreating from an exuberant peak in 2016 of $101.1 billion, Chinese international real estate investment again appears to be on a growth path, although more steady and restrained that what we saw in that golden year. The Chinese government seems comfortable with what it calls ‘rational’ growth in international investment," said Carrie Law, CEO of