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’[…]

6th Annual China Property Outlook seminar by Real Estate Foresight

In January, we held our 6th annual China Property Outlook seminar by Real Estate Foresight in Hong Kong. Big thanks to Baker McKenzie for hosting the event, and to the guest speakers including Warut Promboon蔡善其 (Bondcritic), Dr Jim Walker (Asianomics), Rico Chan (Baker McKenzie) and David Schlesinger (Tripod Advisors).