A real estate expert has warned about the dangers of 'crazy' Chinese buyer interest in Australian property. Doug Driscoll, the CEO of award-winning real estate group Starr Partners, fears if Australia continues to sell its natural resources and property we could become the '24th province' of the East Asian powerhouse. A recent report from property portal Juwai.com revealed an 'insatiable Chinese appetite' for Australian property, with Driscoll estimating foreign buyers purchased close to 400,000 homes in 2017. The figure today is predicted to sit above at more than 500,000, reports Daily Mail (16 February 2019).