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China’s Real Estate Nightmare: Houses Crumble as Economy Implodes


How China’s property bubble burst


China is facing a property crisis with over a billion empty apartments and billions of dollars in debt.Desperate property developers are resorting to extreme tactics like giving gifts of cars and free parking to attract buyers.This crisis has multiple causes, including a surge in property prices, reckless spending by developers, and Beijing’s attempts to cool the housing market.The situation has weakened the Chinese economy and made it harder for regular people to afford housing.

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    “China’s economic liberalization in the 1970s and housing reforms in the late 1980s, locals have flocked to properties as the investment vehicle of choice over alternatives such as the stock market.”

    “The property and construction boom helped fuel China’s – and the world’s – economic growth for 30 years.”


    “Desperate property developers in China have resorted to gifts like new cars, free parking spaces, phones and other consumer goods to attract homebuyers and boost flagging sales.”

    “These incentives are just the tip of the iceberg in a crisis involving hundreds of billions of dollars in home builder debt, trillions in local government debt and at least a billion empty apartments.”

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