Buying a Home in China





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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.

A transcript of the presentation is available at http://landedbook.com/2013/04/24/buyi...

For more information, please see http://landedbook.com/landed-china/


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