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Field Guide to China Real Estate

(Updated February 2014)

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. In this NEW Field Guide, you will find Chinese-language real estate listings, current articles about real estate in China, Chinese buyers in the U.S., books, websites and upcoming property events. (A. Siudzinski, Senior Information Specialist)

International Real Estate Sales

Read more about the 2013 Profile of International Home Buying Activity.

Articles, Surveys & More from NAR

Profile of International Home Buying Activity, (National Association of REALTORS®, 2012).

CIPS-Asia/Pacific International Real Estate Course — "The Asia/Pacific & International Real Estate is one of several international courses developed by NAR Global Business and Alliances of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). This course is designed to introduce real estate professionals to the basic skills and knowledge necessary to facilitate international real estate transactions. You must complete 3 of 5 elective courses required to earn the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation."

Chinese Real Estate Buyers in the United States

How to sell your house to Chinese buyers, (ABC News, Dec. 18, 2013).

Top 10 U.S. cities for Chinese homebuyers, (CNNMoney, Dec. 14, 2013).

Low real estate prices attract Chinese buyers to Detroit, (The Detroit Free Press, Oct. 31, 2013).

Chinese real estate’s new frontier is US, (The International Business Times, May 8, 2013).

Real Estate in China

China savers’ penchant for property magnifies bust danger, (BloombergBusinessweek, Feb. 4, 2014).

Keeping the lid on housing prices, (Xinhua, Feb. 2, 2014).

New property bureau to be set up, (Global Times, Jan. 12, 2014).

Real estate tax unlikely to suppress China’s housing prices: economist, (Xinhua, Nov. 25, 2013).

China’s crazy property bubble, (CNN, Nov. 8, 2013).

Divorce: one way to avoid China’s new real estate restrictions, (The Diplomat, May 3, 2013).

Websites & Other Resources

Chinese Real Estate Association

Chinese Cooperating Real Estate Association 

Primary Contact:

Email: lijuanlele@163.com
Phone: 010-8808-3151
Fax: 010-8808-3156

11th Floor, Building 7 Interwest Business Center
9 Shou Ti Nan Road, Haidian District
Beijing, 100048

President's Liaison:

Adiran Arriaga, CCIM, CIPS
Email: adrian@aaare.com
Phone: 956-682-1111
Fax: 956-682-2222

200 S. 10th Street, Suite 904, Chase Bank Tower
TX 78491

Ambassador Association Contact:

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

301 Grove Street
San Francisco
CA, 94102-4497

Chinese Real Estate Websites:

International Property Expo Beijing — "With twenty years of organizing experience, Beijing Jian Hua Four Seasons international exhibitions Co., Ltd. has been recognized as the leading show organizer in Beijing. We are specialized in real estate, financial and investment trade show. Our property show was approved by Beijing Construction Committee. It is the largest and best attended event in the region. Our vision is providing aspiring platform for serious property buyers and investors as well as developers worldwide."

Juwai — Chinese-language real estate listings website.

Luckywu.com — "Luckywu.com, meaning lucky house in Chinese, is the first website dedicated to bringing Chinese buyers together with overseas properties for sale. Designed to make advertising your property simple and efficient, Luckywu.com is the best way to provide Mandarin language information on properties, developments, off-plan investments for international developers and agents alike."

Century 21 China Real Estate — "IFM Investments Limited (NYSE: CTC), is a leading comprehensive real estate services provider and the exclusive franchisor for the CENTURY 21® brand in China. We primarily focus on China's fast-growing and highly fragmented secondary real estate market, providing company-owned brokerage services, franchise services, mortgage management services, primary services, commercial services and fund management services."

Fanghoo — Chinese-language real estate listings website.

eBooks & Other Resources


The following eBooks and digital audiobooks are available to NAR members:

Chinese on the Move (WMA Audiobook)

China Road (WMA Audiobook)

Dr. Blair’s Express Lane: Chinese (WMA Audiobook, MP3 Audiobook)

Emerging Market Real Estate (Kindle, Adobe EPUB eBook, Adobe PDF eBook)

Chinese Business Etiquette and Culture (Kindle and Adobe eBook)

Doing Business in China (Overdrive Digital Audiobook)

Books, Videos, Research Reports & More

The resources below are available for loan through Information Central. 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 Information Central at 800-874-6500 for assistance.

Emerging Market Real Estate Investment: Investing in China, India, and Brazil, (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2010).

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