The city of Wenzhou in Zhejiang province has long been known as a centre for entrepreneurial zeal, but after nearly three years of sliding home prices it is becoming known for something else innovative in China – walking away from your… Read More>>
After two quarters of slowing homes sales and the occasional developer collapse, China real estate analysts are predicting lower prices and looser credit for the second half of the year.
A report released this week by CRIC, a unit of E-House… Read More>>
The credit problems of China’s real estate industry spread into its first-tier cities recently when a 220,000 square metre development project was halted by the courts after the developer ran out of cash.
The suspension of the mixed-use project belonging… Read More>>
Another sign of tight cashflow has emerged among China’s real estate developers as housing brokers have begun to complain about unpaid commissions.
According to a recent report in the South China Morning Post, large property agencies active in China’s residential… Read More>>
China’s land sales fell 45 percent last month compared to the same period last year, but they may still be much more than they used to be.
A recent report from real estate website Soufun.com shows just how much the… Read More>>
Wuhu in eastern China’s Anhui province became the latest city to loosen restrictions on home sales last week as the country’s local governments try to rekindle their once-raging real estate markets.
According to an announcement posted last week on the… Read More>>
Pan Shiyi, chairman of Hong Kong-listed developer Soho China, thinks that the country’s real estate industry is headed for disaster, one that he likens to a certain famous shipwreck, and he thinks the coming crash could sink the whole economy.
Increasing investor pessimism about China’s real estate market has put a scare into at least one of the world’s largest credit agencies, as Moody’s Investor Service this week downgraded the country’s property sector from stable to negative.
In a report… Read More>>
New York Stock Exchange-listed developer Xinyuan Real Estate (NYSE:XIN) announced on Friday that its contracted sales had dropped to $273.9 million in the first quarter of this year, a 53 percent fall compared to the same period last year,… Read More>>
The chorus of concern regarding China’s slumping real estate sector gained a couple of new and highly influential voices last week when economists for JP Morgan Chase and ING both warned of risks to the nation’s economy.
According to a… Read More>>