September 18 – The average price of new homes in China's 70 largest cities rose 8.3% year on year in August, the 8th straight month of increase, the National Bureau of Statistics said. New home prices rose in August from July in 66 of the 70 cities; compared with a year earlier, 69 cities saw increases in new home prices in August, with the growth rates in Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and Shenzhen ranging between 18% and 20%. Second-hand home prices rose in 58 cities if compared with a month earlier, and rose in 68 cities if compared with a year earlier.
September 18 – Property sales in China's 41 largest cities rose 9% week on week in the week through September 15, UBS said in its Morning Expresso Asia report. Average weekly sales in September so far were 1% lower than in the same period of August and 3% higher than in the same period of last year.
September 17 – Property sales in the 8 key cities tracked by JPMorgan averaged 2,732 units per day in the week through September 15, up 14% week on week and up 22% year on year. The growth was due to more new projects launched.
September 17 - Property developers will find more opportunities in China's medsized cities (with a population of 1-5 million) which will house the majority of migrant workers in the next decade, said Ba Shusong, deputy director of the Financial Research Institute at Development Research Center of the State Council. Compared with their predecessors who chose to work in tier-1 cities, migrant workers nowadays would go to emerging midsized cities where they could find more manufacturing and where living cost is low, according to Ba.
September 13 – Housing bubbles are severe in China's tier-3 and tier-4 cities as local government depends heavily on land auction proceeds to fund public works, Goldman Sachs China chief strategist Ha Jiming said.
September 13 – Homes up for grabs in China's 20 largest cities totaled 75.13 million square meters as at the end of August, up 0.7% from a month earlier and up 1.3% from a year earlier, according to E-House Shanghai Research Institute.
September 12 – Four banks in Shenzhen have suspended lending to mortgage seekers as home sales volume and value rose quickly in the city, Sina reported, citing a person familiar with the matter. The banks include Ping An Bank, China Minsheng Banking Corp, Industrial Bank and Postal Savings Bank of China. These banks will probably not resume home loans until October, according to the source.
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