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 2019 Profile of International Transactions in U.S. Residential Real Estate.

CIPS-Asia/Pacific International Real Estate Course —"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 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)

Why More Chinese are Buying Holiday Homes in Hawaii, the 50th State of the US (South China Morning Post, Aug. 26, 2019)

Foreigner Buyers Reportedly Have Cooled on Boston Real Estate (Boston.com, Jul. 29, 2019)

Real Estate Firms Abandon Marketing to Chinese as Sales Plunge (Crain’s Chicago Business, Jul. 25, 2019)

Seattle is the 'New Vancouver' When It Comes to Chinese Housing Investment (Daily Hive, Jul. 18, 2019)

Foreign Investment in U.S. Homes Plummets Amid Currency Changes, Trade Wars (Mansion Global, Jul. 17, 2019)

The Trade War is Weighing on Chinese Home Buying in the US (CNBC, Jun. 26, 2019)

Real Estate in China

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

Property Prices Remain Stable in 70 Major Cities (Eastday, Sep. 18, 2019)

China Imposes New Capital Controls, Targets Foreign Real Estate Purchases, as Yuan Falls to 11-Year Low (Wolf Street, Aug. 30, 2019)

Two Things Drive China’s Economy. One Is In Trouble (Forbes, Aug. 6, 2019)

Single? Not Paid Enough Tax? China Has a Home Ban for You (Bloomberg.com, Jul. 15, 2019) E

China's Housing Glut Casts Pall over the Economy (Nikkei Asian Review, Feb. 13, 2019)

What Slower GDP Growth Means for China’s Real Estate Market (The Investor JLL, Jan. 29, 2019)

China Can No Longer Rely on Real Estate for Growth. It’s Now Turning to Railways and More Debt (CNBC, Jan. 28, 2019)

Websites & Other Resources

China Institute of Real Estate Appraisers and Agents (CIREA)

Primary Contact:

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

Linda Lee

Email: linda@buy858.com (link sends e-mail)
Phone: 1 858 720 9699
3965 Fifth Avenue
Suite 300
San Diego

San Francisco Association of REALTORS®
Walter Baczkowski

Email: walt@sfrealtors.com
Phone: 1 415 431 8500
Fax: 1 415 553 3968
San Francisco Association of REALTORS®


301 Grove Street
San Francisco

Society of Hong Kong Real Estate Agents (SHKREAL)

Primary Contact:
Karen Wong

Email: shkreal@netvigator.com (link sends e-mail)
Phone: 852 2575 1260
Fax: 852 2838 0062
Society of Hong Kong Real Estate Agents


GPP Box 49
Hong Kong

Linda Lee

Email: linda@buy858.com (link sends e-mail)
Phone: 1 858 720 9699
3965 Fifth Avenue
Suite 300
San Diego

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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