Posts Tagged ‘Real Estate’

Changes to Real Estate Taxes and Deposits Starting November 1 in China

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 12:57 3 Comments

For all of you who have been waiting on the sidelines of China’s real estate market waiting for the bottom, or were scared off a couple years back with all those nasty taxes, “the light is visible” for opportunites. At least that is what a text message from a real estate agent just said. According […]

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The Ongoing Saga of Developing Nanjing Road

Sunday, July 27, 2008 23:58 Comments Off on The Ongoing Saga of Developing Nanjing Road

Over the life of All Roads, I have written a few posts about the development of Nanjing Road, and it is time for another edition. to be honest, this is a post I have struggled with as I have been on a retail project for 6 months.. have lots to say about Shanghai’s development, but […]

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Renting Apartments in Shanghai: Why Now is a Good Time for Renters

Saturday, April 26, 2008 6:42 4 Comments

Real estate is Shanghai has been one of the most consistent topics of conversations in Shanghai for all of my time here. Lately, the market has been on fire as real estate agencies that were culled 2 years ago are now back in full force (I suspect the tanking equity market is driving flight to […]

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Nanjing Road.. Will the Construction Ever End: Part 2

Tuesday, January 8, 2008 13:25 Comments Off on Nanjing Road.. Will the Construction Ever End: Part 2

Last year while enduring a jack hammer educed headache I wrote a post entitled Nanjing Road… Will the Construction Ever End? where I wondered if the construction on Nanjing Road would ever come to an end. After all, it is the showcase street for Shanghai. Well, 12 months after that post, while working on a […]

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Amazing Buildings: Shanghai Style

Monday, December 17, 2007 8:17 1 Comment

Following the post of a Youtube series highlighting some of Bejing’s architectural wonders, I went out and found a couple of clips on the World Financial Tower. China’s tallest building, this structure has taken more than a decade to build. the Asia crisis stopped it, there were multiple design changes, and a little hole at […]

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Top of City Relocated Citizens Hit Paydirt

Wednesday, November 28, 2007 10:43 1 Comment

To make way for all of the new shiny buildings in Shanghai, Beijing, and other cities, it more often than not will involve the relocation of existing residents. There are dozens of stories in the press about citizens getting the short end of the stick in land grabs, and there have been a few famous […]

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Beijing Olympics: How modern? How different?

Sunday, November 25, 2007 7:56 4 Comments

Set to start on August 8, 2008, the Beijing Olympics is being billed as “China’s coming out party” All commerical indicators aside, one of the first signs of the grandeur of this project is the fact that Beijing has undergone a complete makeover.  Out with the old… in with the new. It is something that […]

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Finally… Someone With Some Foresight

Tuesday, November 20, 2007 0:30 Comments Off on Finally… Someone With Some Foresight

For much of the last 2 years, I have been working to convince people that the opportunities in China go far beyound the city limits of Shanghai, Beijing, and Guangzhou.  that if a firm looks at the cities of Wuhan, Chengdu, Xi’an, and Xiamen, they will uncover that there are some very interesting opportunities there, […]

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