MIAMI bids to attract more Chinese buyers



In a bid to capitalize on Chinese investor’s growing interest in Florida’s real estate market, the Miami Association of Realtors (MIAMI) has forged a partnership with Juwai, one of the largest international property search portals in China

Chinese firm 3-D prints an earthquake-proof home



3-D printing has already had an impact on the housing industry, with prefabricated homes being created at factories and assembled on-site. But now, a new startup has come up with an even more novel approach – it’s printing homes in their entirety, and it’s doing so on-site.

Investing in Chinese real estate



China’s real estate market has always been hugely volatile, but it remains packed with incredible potential: expats can expect to earn up to $300,000 per year there, and that’s more than in any other country.

China’s Melting Real Estate Market



It was only months ago that construction cranes were jokingly referred to as China’s national bird. But not any more. After almost two decades of steadily increasing prices and relentless construction activity, China’s longest running bull market appears to have ended. Prices for both older and new apartment are retreating. New housing starts plummeted almost […]

Elections, Real Estate, Jobs, and Sucking Sounds



What can American’s expect their next president to do about the sagging real estate industry? Most experts on the subject would say, nothing. Neither President Obama, nor hopeful Senator Mitt Romney seems to care much about foreclosures or even a resurgence of the market.

China Real Estate Market Instability 2012



In news from Bloomberg, via Newsweek, China real estate market exchange trembled at the news the country’s largest real estate developer’s January figures. According to the news, shares of companies with listings on the market dropped by as much as 2%.

China To Continue Harsh Property Measures Through 2012



China’s government has announced that it intends to plough onwards with its harsh property regulations in the New Year, as it strives towards its goal of making homes more affordable for its citizens. Continuation of such regulations is likely to result in further declines in the number of sales in the country, experts have said. […]

China Property Market Cools



In news from Bloomberg this morning, the risks of buying property in China are apparently far outweigh benefits. A cautionary tale about Asia real estate now, after months and months of hype directed at that market, does not shine hope on a world market clearly in stagnation. The report from Bloomberg points to the potential of bank failures in China, should large property funds default.

Billionaire Investor Sam Zell Targets Colombia & India Real Estate Markets



Bloomberg is reporting that real estate investing icon Sam Zell has been shopping outside the U.S. for new real estate investments. Mr. Zell is well known in the commercial real estate world, as Chairman of Equity Group Investments, L.L.C. (EGI), a private, entrepreneurial investment firm he founded more than 40 years ago. EGI’s investments span […]

Ghost Cities – Incredible Images of China’s Concrete Deserts



China’s stunning economic development is often looked upon with awe by most other countries – no other nation has progressed as rapidly as the Middle Kingdom has over the last 20 years or so. But unfortunately, as our Chinese friends are beginning to learn, such rapid economic success does come with a price – and […]

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