Introducing BAYWATCH – Actionable Data Analysis On GBA Housing Markets

With the GBA blueprint release on February 18, 2019, and the rising interest in the GBA, Real Estate Foresight (REF) is introducing ’Baywatch’ as the new research report, with an in-depth focus on the 9 mainland cities in the GBA. Our goal is to provide the most comprehensive and independent data-driven analysis of the housing[…]

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[…]

Robo-Reports In Action On Greater Bay Area

Our AI / robo-analysts in their daily scan of the latest local news and announcements in China’s Greater Bay Area (GBA) filter out the most relevant headlines for real estate markets, picking up first-hand intel such the recent news on some banks in Shenzhen lowering the mortgage rates reducing the premium over benchmark from x1.2[…]

Robert Ciemniak Moderating PERE Asia 2019 Tech Panel

Some practical insights and a reality check on proptech and all things tech for real estate on our panel earlier today at PERE Asia in Hong Kong – with Bernie Devine from Yardi and Sung Lee from Altus. Focus on solving a real business problem. Day to day operations efficiency rather than fancy-sounding tech. Automated valuation[…]

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[…]

Visualising China House Prices

This heatmap from Real Estate Foresight illustrates the patterns of the year-on-year house price growth in China for each of the major 70 cities (each little row) and overall across these cities, between January 2011 and February 2018, using the monthly price index data from the National Bureau of Statistics, including the latest for February,[…]

2018 Forecast

Real Estate Foresight has published the 2018 Forecast for China housing markets, now the 5th year of our annual forecasts. Our main scenario is a gradual slowdown in the y/y price growth, with sales volumes slowing further but proving more resilient. Watch the land supply as the key factor for 2018, and the ‘city rotation’[…]