China Real Estate
In China, the institutions and laws that protect the rights
of real estate investors are not easy to understand. Nonetheless,
investing in the Chinese real estate market is becoming increasingly
popular. Rhiannon Williamson has some suggestions on how to do
it safely in this article.
Why is Chinas Real Estate Sector so Popular?
By Rhiannon Williamson - 2007
The Chinese real estate sector has rapidly grown in popularity
with international property investors who seek maximum diversification
within their portfolios because the real estate market in China
is in demand locally and internationally and demand spans both
the commercial and residential real estate sectors.
This means that there is maximum room for profits, income
and gains from Chinese real estate which makes it an intensely
attractive commodity for investors.
The Chinese government are also keen to attract foreign investment
into their country and began easing many restrictions to smooth
the path for those interested in purchasing property in China
back in 1998. Their efforts to boost their economy through the
promotion of foreign direct investment proved almost too successful
and resulted in the government fearing that speculators would
strip the property market of stability. As a result the Chinese
government have now made it more difficult for investors to realize
short term gains from the property market. Because of this fact
the market is now less popular with those real estate investors
looking for short term gains and more popular with those looking
for a stable market with massive potential for demand and expansion
over the medium to long term.
In terms of foreigners rights when it comes to owning
real estate in China, all overseas buyers are protected by Chinese
law but actual real estate law and the property buying process
in China are new concepts that are relatively immature and unsophisticated.
This means that investors who wish to buy property directly in
China need to secure the services of a reputable lawyer to assist
with the intricacies of the real estate purchase process.
For those who wish to maximize the potential gains available
in Chinese property but who wish to remain relatively hands off
any investment made, there are a series of property investment
funds specializing in Chinese real estate now available. Such
funds issued by larger, well established financial institutions
areproving increasingly popular with both local and international
investors. Such real estate investment funds allow an investor
to gain access to the potential of the property market in China
without having to commit significant sums of money directly to
the market. Furthermore, by investing in this way an investors
underlying money is far easier to access than if it were used
to directly purchase real estate in China.
Whichever way an investor decides to approach investing in
the real estate sector in China one thing is for certain - never
has the Chinese property market been so popular with so many
international real estate investors.
Rhiannon Williamson writes about real estate investment in
emerging markets worldwide. To read more about property investment
in China click here. (Author; please contact us for proper link.)