Rules now tighter for mortgages in Beijing2017-03-27
China's central bank launched a set of tightened mortgage rules on Friday, the government's latest effort to curb speculative home-buying in Beijing and cool down the red-hot real estate market.
Home renting expands, but problems arise2017-03-23
Chang Linglong has just returned from a trip to Shanghai that she describes as "a nightmare". The 160-square-meter apartment she booked on a short-term rental website turned out to be just 70 square meters. And instead of the "quiet, exquisite" house as described, she found it right on a busy street, and the noise kept her up all night.
Realty sector needs more balanced regulation2017-03-23
City governments across China have thrown everything but the kitchen sink at their real estate sector in an attempt to dampen demand and prevent a bubble from developing in the property market.
Beijing property curbs to cool preowned market2017-03-23
The newly released property purchasing policy in Beijing is likely to cause terminations on existing contracts and help cool down the capital's property market, according to industry insiders.
Home market is back on terra firma2017-03-20
Friday's housing curbs by Beijing and three major cities are part of the larger effort to rein in China's real estate industry where home prices tended to skyrocket of late, threatening to create a property bubble, experts said.
China reins in galloping property market2017-03-20
For Beijing real estate agent Wang Yang, 27, this year may be a turning point in his career. Calling 2016 his best year ever, Wang is a little concerned about 2017.