Chinese Home Sales for Early 2015 Show Biggest falls for Three Years

During the first two months of this year, property sales in China fell by the most for three years due to excess housing supply and a slowdown in investment in real estate. According to the report in Reuters, sales revenue fell by 15.8% during the first two months of this year compared to the same

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Yet Another Chinese City Announces Cooling Measures

It looks as if the Chinese government is still struggling to control property prices, as another Chinese city has announced restrictions on residential real estate purchases, which unusually includes a price cap. Zhuhai is a southern Chinese city adjacent to Macau, and its government announced on Tuesday that transactions for new apartments will not be

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House Prices in China Set to Drop, But That’s a Good Thing

The government in China has spent much of the last two years trying to cool its real estate market, and now it looks as if it is paying dividends as many prospective homeowners could be about to find housing more affordable, according to a news report. Home sales are down in many cities, and developers

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China to Introduce National Standards for Low Rent Housing Projects

China is to introduce national standards for low rent housing projects within the next few months as the government intends to make good on its pledge to provide residents with greater access to affordable homes, according to a report in the China Daily. These standards will guarantee the living and housing quality for residents. On

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Chinese Officials to Build a Property Ownership Database

According to a report in the China Daily, officials in the country have announced plans to build a database which will track and share property ownership information amongst 40 major cities. It will give information about properties and their ownership, as well as information about earlier sales of properties. The plan is that the database

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US Architectural Firm Wins Contract to Design Iconic Chinese Development

RTKL Associates, who are based in Baltimore, have won a contract to design an iconic development along the Yangtze River, beating their British and French rivals. The firm was invited to submit plans for the mixed used project in Zhangjiagang, a city located around 60 miles west of Shanghai, by a subsidiary real estate subsidiary

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China’s Residential Real Estate Markets Cooling Off

Efforts taken by the Chinese government in order to try and cool down its red hot real estate markets seem to be taking effect, according to the latest findings from SouFun Holdings, who say price increases in July slowed down to their lowest rate in more than 11 months. The firm’s latest report on Chinese

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Chinese and Taiwanese Look Towards Japan for Investments

The biggest property brokerage in Taiwan, Sinyi Realty Co., is helping Taiwanese and Chinese buyers find Japanese real estate investments. Taiwanese and Chinese buyers are increasingly looking towards alternative markets due to tightening measures introduced by their own governments in an effort to curb rising property prices. Japan presents tempting opportunities due to low interest

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