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Published on Jun 16, 2013
How to buy apartments and houses in China, by Christopher Dillon author of the Landed series of real estate books. This video covers: - Restrictions on foreigners buying real estate in China, including Circular 171, Circular 186 and local ownership restrictions in Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Shenzhen - Other restrictions, such as the number of properties you can own and your ability to rent them out - China’s land policies, including the terms of leases for residential, commercial and industrial real estate - How land is developed in China, expropriation, urban villages and other quirks of Chinese real estate - China’s housing stock, including siheyuan in Beijing, qilou and xiguan houses in Guangzhou and lilong houses in Shanghai - How a home’s age affects its construction quality and your ability to get a mortgage - Soil pollution and other environmental problems in China - The process of buying houses and apartments in China - How to find a mortgage lender, and the taxes and fees that you will pay when you buy property in China - How to research your home purchase in China - The causes and effects of the real estate bubble in China
This presentation was delivered at the Foreign Correspondent's Club in Hong Kong on April 24, 2013.