Five Liveability Factors Chinese Look at When Buying Homes Abroad

Chinese buyers are expected to spend close to $80 billion on overseas property in 2017, but how do we tell where they intend to invest in? We look at the Economist Intelligence Unit’s ranking of the world’s most liveable cities, which gives an excellent indicator of where Chinese residential investors could be putting their capital into, … More Five Liveability Factors Chinese Look at When Buying Homes Abroad

What China’s eased capital controls mean for Chinese buyers

China has relaxed its capital controls for the first time this year, scrapping two rules meant to bolster the renminbi (RMB).1 The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) – China’s central bank – recently abolished a rule to reserve a 20% deposit on forward sales of foreign exchange, which was originally set in 2015 to curb … More What China’s eased capital controls mean for Chinese buyers

Will EB-5 Reforms Affect Chinese Interest in the US?

$14 billion – that’s how much Chinese are estimated to have invested into the US via the EB-5 visa programme. The Chinese have long favoured the EB-5 programme, reigning as the largest group of immigrant investors in the US in recent years.282% of the 13,237 EB-5 visas awarded in 2016 went to mainland Chinese applicants … More Will EB-5 Reforms Affect Chinese Interest in the US?

Home Prices Rose To A New High In June With Seattle Leading The Pack

Home prices were 5.8% higher in June 2017 than in June 2016, according to the latest S&P/Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index released Tuesday. Meanwhile, national price gains are speeding up; in May the index rose 5.7%. Zooming in on 20 of the largest cities in the nation, price gains were only slightly lower at … More Home Prices Rose To A New High In June With Seattle Leading The Pack

The Gardner Report | Western Washington Q2 2017

Windermere’s chief economist, Matthew Gardner, has released the Western Washington Real Estate Market Update for Q2.   ECONOMIC OVERVIEW The Washington State economy has been expanding at a rapid pace but we are seeing a slowdown as the state grows closer to full employment. Given the solid growth, I would expect to see income growth … More The Gardner Report | Western Washington Q2 2017

Chinese Appetite for US Real Estate Swells to $31.7 Billion

Chinese bought a record $31.7 billion worth of US residential property between April 2016 and March 2017, a 16.1% increase from the preceding year.1 Despite capital controls being introduced by the Chinese government in late 2016, a latest report by US-based National Association of Realtors (NAR)1 indicate that the Chinese passion for American real estate remains fervent. This … More Chinese Appetite for US Real Estate Swells to $31.7 Billion

Baby Boomers: Impact on the U.S. Housing Market

75 million Baby Boomers control nearly 80% of all U.S. wealth, and as this generation ages, retires, and inevitably downsizes, they will have a significant impact on the housing market. Windermere’s Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner, explains when we can expect to see Boomers start to sell, opening much-needed inventory and making home ownership available to younger generations. Windermere Blog Economics 101 Videos … More Baby Boomers: Impact on the U.S. Housing Market

What Exactly Is A Luxurious Lifestyle? These Definitions Might Interest You

Few people don’t crave a luxurious lifestyle, but what exactly does that mean? What constitutes living in the lap of luxury to one person may be totally different for another, and so perhaps a brief look at what today’s consumer considers ‘luxury’ to mean might be helpful. Whether you are a real estate investor seeking … More What Exactly Is A Luxurious Lifestyle? These Definitions Might Interest You

Juwai Releases Global Property Index Report Q3 2016

Q3 2016 saw housing prices rise y-o-y in 28 out of 45 housing markets that published housing statistics. We analyse our latest Juwai Global Property Index (GPI) Report, which is specially tailored to equip Chinese property buyers with research for their property investment hunt abroad, and share the strongest-performing housing markets in the third quarter … More Juwai Releases Global Property Index Report Q3 2016