Why has there been increased Chinese investment in the London residential market recently? Estates Gazette delves into this trend (14 September 2013).

Key drivers for this spike in interest include the prospect of wealth security, good educational facilities and quality of life, as well as efforts by the Chinese government to cool down its own domestic property market. Based on research from Juwai.com, interest in Edinburgh homes has soared by 735% in the year to August. Chinese homebuyer activity in Edinburgh increased throughout the year, with only two months of downward trends. Within the same period, Chinese interest in both Oxford and Birmingham increased by 364% and 191% respectively, as compared to 175% in London.

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