China has a growing interest in real estate, both in China and in the United States. Wealthy Chinese buyers are investing in bricks and mortar. This topic provides Chinese-language real estate listings, current articles about real estate in China, Chinese buyers in the U.S., books and website.


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Read more about the 2020 Profile of International Transactions in U.S. Residential Real Estate.

CIPS - Asia/Pacific and International Real Estate Real Estate Course (Center for REALTOR® Development) — "The Asia/Pacific & International Real Estate CIPS course counts as one of the three elective courses required to earn the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation. By taking this course, real estate professionals are introduced to the basic skills and knowledge necessary to facilitate transactions with Asian clients. This course is designed to benefit both experienced real estate professionals as well as those just getting started."

Chinese Real Estate Buyers in the United States

Chinese Investors Buying US Property Face Heightened Scrutiny Amid Rising US-China Tensions, New US$300,000 Fee (South China Morning Post, May 20, 2020)

Chinese Inquiries in U.S. Property Up 48% (HousingWire, Apr. 24, 2020)

‘There’s a Lot of Uncertainty and Fear.’ Coronavirus is Making it Harder for Some Chinese Investors to Buy U.S. Real Estate (MarketWatch, Feb. 6, 2020)

Chinese Investors are Buying Real Estate in Miami. Here are the Stats to Prove It (Miami Herald, Jan. 14, 2020)

Why Chinese Are Eyeing Real Estate in Hawaii (Juwai, Jan. 8, 2020)

Chinese Buyers Consider Return to International Property Markets (Financial Times, Apr. 28, 2020)

Chinese Inquiries in U.S. property up 48% (Housing Wire, Apr. 24, 2020)

Chinese Real Estate Investment in the U.S. Comes to a Standstill (supchina, Apr. 14, 2020)

Real Estate in China

Evergrande Offers Deepest Ever Discount to Boost Home Sales (Bloomberg, Sep. 6, 2020) E

Economic Watch: China's Stable Housing Market Offers Healthier Support for Economy (Xinhuanet, Aug. 20, 2020)

A Heated Housing Market and Cool Rentals Show the Need to Continue Reforms in Real Estate (Beijing Review, Jul. 12, 2020)

Despite Rebounding Sales, China's Property Market Not Out of Woods (S&P Global, Jun. 1, 2020)

Post-Virus Rebound in China’s Housing Market May Be Short Lived (Caixin Global, May 18, 2020)

How Are VR and Live Streaming Helping China's Housing Market During the Epidemic? (ECNS, Mar. 6, 2020)

The Chinese Real Estate Bubble (Real Estate Finance, Spring 2020) E

Websites & Other Resources

China Institute of Real Estate Appraisers and Agents (CIREA)
Email: lijuanlele@163.com
Phone: 86 10 88083085
Fax: 86 10 8808 3156
11th Floor, Building 7 Interwest Business Center
9 Shou Ti Nan Road, Haidian District
Beijing, 100048 China

Society of Hong Kong Real Estate Agents (SHKREAL)
Email: shkreal@netvigator.com
Phone: 852 2575 1260
Fax: 852 2838 0062
GPP Box 49
Hong Kong

China Real Estate Association (CREA)
Email: crea@263.cn
Phone: 86 10 6816 1084
Fax: 86 10 6833 3959
No.8 Building, Cui Wei Nan Li
Beijing 100036 China

China Real Estate Chamber of Commerce (CRECC)
Email: haoyan@crecc.org
Phone: 86-10-65289210-396
Rm. 606, Danyao Building, No.172,
Wangfujing Street, Dongcheng District,
Beijing 10006 China    
Overseas Property Alliances (OPA)
Email: nelsonswli@gmail.com
Phone: 852 6113 8068    
Shop 13A G/F Tse Chong Building No. 3-13 Wai Yan Street Tai Po NT
Hong Kong China
Global Ambassador for the China Institute of Real Estate Appraisers and Agents (CIREA), the China Real Estate Association (CREA), China Real Estate Chamber of Commerce (CRECC), the Overseas Property Alliances (OPA), the Society of Hong Kong Real Estate Agents (SHKREAL):
Linda Lee
Email: linda@buy858.com
Phone: 1 858 720 9699
3965 Fifth Avenue, Suite 300
San Diego CA 92103 USA

Ambassador Association for China: San Francisco Association of REALTORS®
PRIMARY CONTACT: Walter Baczkowski
Email: walt@sfrealtors.com
Phone: 1 415 431 8500
Fax: 1 415 553 3968
301 Grove Street
San Francisco CA  94102-4497 USA

Chinese Real Estate Websites

Fang -- Chinese-language real estate listings website

Juwai — Chinese-language real estate listings website

Lianjia--Chinese-language real estate listings website

eBooks & Other Resources


Chinese Business Etiquette and Culture (Kindle, eBook)

Doing Business in China (Audiobook)

Emerging Market Real Estate: Investing in China, India, and Brazil (Kindle, eBook)

Books, Videos, Research Reports & More

The resources below are available for loan through Member Support. Up to three books, tapes, CDs and/or DVDs can be borrowed for 30 days from the Library for a nominal fee of $10. Call Member Support at 800-874-6500 for assistance.

Emerging Market Real Estate Investment: Investing in China, India, and Brazil (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2010) HD926 .L96 2010

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