Luxury Real Estate Blog and News

China’s wealthy spending more on luxury properties

July 25, 2014 - China
Majority of wealthy Chinese nationals are spending their fortune mainly on luxury properties, yachts and private jets, based on the latest Luxury Consumer Price Index by Hurun Research Institute.

Sotheby's International Realty opening office in China

March 11, 2014 - Beijing
Sotheby's International Realty continues its expansion on the international luxury home market by targeting Beijing. The opening is to take place in 2014.

Sotheby’s To Enter Chinese Luxury Property Market

June 27, 2012 - China
Sotheby’s International Realty plans to start business in China’s luxury property market by the first half of next year to tap the country’s growing wealth.

China introduces new real estate cooling measures

October 06, 2010 - China
China has ordered banks to impose a 30% deposit on home loans and stop lending for third or more properties as part of a new move to curb soaring real estate prices.

46 new projects launched for sale in Shanghai

October 04, 2010 - Shanghai
New homes in 46 projects, mostly located in Shanghai and some in neighbouring areas, are due to be released next month, dubbed “Silver October”.

China's Property Prices to Fall

July 07, 2010 - China
China's property market will see a downward price correction in the next few months as the effects of tightening measures weigh. Sales volume and prices have already stagnated and could be set for a deeper slump in coming months, according to news reports Sunday citing comments by Minister of Land and Resources Xu Shaoshi.

Sale collapses and Hong Kong property cools

June 17, 2010 - Hong Kong
Heralded as one of the world’s most expensive property deals at HKD88,000 / US$11,300 per sqft when the sale was announced in October last year, developers Henderson Land announced this week that the sale of the penthouse, alongside 19 other units, has fallen through at its 39 Conduit Road development. With the news that the sale of a 6,158 sqft duplex penthouse in the mid-levels district has collapsed, the long awaited cooling of Hong Kong’s property market now seems certain.

Hainan Island Makover

April 21, 2010 - Sanya
Sometimes considered ‘China’s Riviera’ or the ‘Miami of China’, Hainan Island, and in particular Sanya, is the site of a booming property market and a vastly ambitious lifestyle revolution. Arriving in Sanya, the only thing as conspicuous as the balmy weather is the island’s booming property sector. Real estate ads dominate billboards along the airport expressway, project flags flutter throughout the city streets, and the faces of Chinese stars like Zhang Ziyi and Fan Bingbing adorn commercial banners – the latest branding experiment for developers.

Appreciating yuan could cause a slowdown in the Hong Kong property market, analysts claim

April 16, 2010 - Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s residential property market will probably slow in the next two months as expectations grow that China will allow the yuan to appreciate, according to a new report. A higher yuan may damp investment in Hong Kong’s residential real estate because it would mainly benefit yuan denominated assets, the report from Credit Suisse Group says. ‘Mainland investment demand for Hong Kong dollar denominated assets during a period of appreciation is likely to slow,’ according to analysts Cusson Leung and Joyce Kwock.

Bright year for luxury property

January 26, 2010 - Shanghai
Shanghai’s high-end property market will remain stable this year despite cooling measures introduced by the government, real estate analysts have predicted. Scarcity of supply, sanguine economic outlook, coupled with continuously strong investment demand from wealthy Chinese as well as some overseas buyers who expect steady appreciation of the Chinese currency over the medium term, will continue to render strong support to the price of luxury homes in the city.