Hi Guys I am an expat currently working overseas and also not a resident for tax purposes. I'm renting out the family PPOR and dont own any other properties in the world. 1.Do those recent crackdowns/rules on foreign buyers also apply to Aussie expat non tax residents who wish to buy whilst still overseas? Or we are fine in buying anything as long as we are Aus citizens for immigration purposes? 2.If I return to Aus after my "6 yr exemption on main residence" period and thus start to become liable for CGT on the future sale. What is the ideal way to time my return and sale so as I become a resident for tax purposes again to benefit from the 50% CGT discount. Is there a certain min. amount of time I need to be back home before I can say I am a resident again? Or if I have sufficent evidence that I've quit my job overseas, moved all our stuff back and all the family is back is Aus for good, can I just sell it in that year and be pretty safe to be deemed a resident? Thanks a lot!