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Chinese Investment in US Real Estate Likely to Slow Down

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Moving money out of China has long been difficult but recent announcements on new restrictions are further complicating the flow of outbound capital and making it even more difficult to purchase U.S real estate. This tightening is already showing as a decline of 46% in Chinese foreign investment in the first 6 months of 2017. This equates to $48 billion in investment after a record high of $101.4 billion in 2016 according to figures from China's Ministry of Commerce.

The restrictions are designed to strengthen the economy in China and it is estimated that the adverse effects on Chinese investment in the U.S real estate market, especially in high end properties will be significant.  The new policies include the stemming of currency outflow and limiting risk in the financial sector. High end and commercial real estate purchases will be subject to scrutiny and limited. 

 

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