Buying house in Shanghai Series: II

Reading Time: 2 minutes First a little background. Like the Chinese stock market, the Chinese real estate market has a brief history and I talked it a bit in my previous E-House post. Also, China is a big country and the real estate market varies by region, for instance, the Shenzhen market is cooling down lately while Shanghai market… Continue reading Buying house in Shanghai Series: II

Another ditch to cool housing market

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s not the last ditch, but the goverment (China bank regulation commision, or CBRC) is raising the down payment for 2nd or 3rd time home buyers. They will need to put down 40% or higher (compared to 30% in the past). Obvioulsy we can understand the good intention of the goverment policy: contain the speculation… Continue reading Another ditch to cool housing market