Introducing Greater Bay Area (GBA) Intelligence

The interest in the Guangdong – Hong Kong – Macau Greater Bay Area (GBA) has been on the rise since the release of the official blueprint on February 18. Real Estate Foresight with the sister venture Robotic Online Intelligence are pleased to announce the launch of GBA Intelligence – a set of daily scans of news and announcements (‘robo-reports’) from[…]

Cities Without Tiers: Greater Bay Area vs Others

China Cities Without Tiers: The Greater Bay Area cities as a group enjoy the highest house price levels compared to other major groups of cities (see the chart on the left), even though the price growth has slowed down most since the policy tightening started in 2016 (chart on the right). The traditional breakdown of[…]

From Our 7th Annual China Property Outlook Conference

From our 7th annual China Property Outlook seminar by Real Estate Foresight, held yesterday in Hong Kong. Delighted to see 60+ attendees, ranging from foreign institutional investors to Chinese developers. The overall sentiment for China residential market in 2019 more negative (from the high base), but with highly diverse views among participants, with no lack[…]

The 4th Annual ‘China Districts’ Report By Real Estate Foresight Predicts Future Hotspots In The Housing Markets

Here are the highlights from the 4th Annual ‘China Districts’ Report By Real Estate Foresight: — Jintang County in Chengdu, Xinzhou County in Wuhan, and Huangpu District in Guangzhou are the top picks — Analysis based on price and volume performance metrics across 170 districts in 20 major cities in China — In hindsight: predictions made a year ago have[…]

On Bloomberg about Rental Housing in China

Robert Ciemniak, the Founder-CEO of Real Estate Foresight, was quoted in the Bloomberg article “China’s Rental Surge Is a Gordian Knot” about the rental housing market in China, in a story about the rising rents:   China’s Rental Surge Is a Gordian Knot It’s hard to decree and investment boom while holding prices down  […]

In Pursuit of Patterns: The Most Idiosyncratic Cities In China

China housing is not one market, but it is not 600 different markets either. There are some clear patterns in how some cities behave similarly in their direction of the house price growth, and some exhibit very unique behaviour. A finer understanding of these patterns can help investors better assess the risk in city selection strategies[…]

Booming Housing Markets in China on the Boarder with North Korea?

There have been a number of reports about the hot property market in Dandong, a Chinese city on the border with North Korea. Here’s Real Estate Foresight’s dynamic view of the house price growth momentum in the city over time, monthly from January 2015 to April 2018, showing the city’s improving performance. We calculate the[…]