Dropping property prices and the depreciation of foreign currency are fueling Chinese ambitions to buy homes overseas.
These prospective buyers mainly target properties valued from $300,000 to $500,000. About 60% are property professionals who would like to investigate the USA, Europe, Australia and Thai real estate sector and make investments accordingly. A substantial percentage are looking for homes for their children.
Two types of US properties will interest the buyers.
The first type is the home that has been taken back: the prices of such places are usually low.
The second type, which boasts access to good schools and community equipment, could see a price rebound soon if the economy warms up.
Statistics from the USA Mortgage Bankers’ Association show that 1.35 million homes were subject to foreclosure in the third quarter.
Source: Trading Markets