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6 factors driving Chinese towards Japan real estate

5 million Chinese visited Japan in 20151 – a record-breaking number twice the 2.4 million recorded in 2014. What’s... Continue reading >


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3 reasons why Chinese New Year is a global phenomenon to heed

US$111.1 billion – that’s how much the nationwide shopping spree in China over Lunar New Year last year was worth.... Continue reading >


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4 ways to capitalise on China's cross-border mentality

76% of total purchases by China's online buyers in 2014 came from cross-border shopping.1 Tack on China's skyrocketing outbound... Continue reading >


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Top News This Week: 2014 global property outlook, and more Chinese luxury buyers to shop abroad...

2014 global property outlook at a glance It seems the key word for real estate markets all over the world... Continue reading >


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Chinese pay more for houses, clothes, coffee, iPads...

If you're accustomed to thinking of China as an undeveloped country, it might surprise you that many things cost more... Continue reading >


In the Press

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Rich, young Chinese are buying overseas properties on their smartphones

70 percent of Chinese millennials own a home, and they are increasingly looking to buy overseas real estate, reports The Wall Street Journal (9 May 2017). According to a recent HSBC survey,...

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Chinese investment in real estate grows to $32b: FIRB

The latest FIRB report revealed that Chinese investors have pledged to invest A$47.3 billion in Australia – $31.9 billion that will go into property developments, reports the Australian Financial Review (9 May...

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Is Calgary the next property hot spot for foreign buyers?

With Toronto and Calgary real estate markets overheating, lower-priced Calgary could see a surge in Chinese buyers, reports Maclean's (8 May 2017). However, the low-profile of the region does not make it...

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Why wealthy Chinese are lining up to pay $500k for U.S. visas

Chinese account for over 80% of the EB-5 visa program applications approved since 2011, and now the Kushner family wants to leverage the EB-5 to lure Chinese buyers to their New Jersey...

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