February 22 – Shanghai has eased property curbs to stop home prices from plunging. Non-local residents are now allowed to buy second homes once they have held residence permits for three years. A policy introduced a year ago barred them from buying second homes in the city.
February 22 – China's investment in the property market rose 27.9% to ¥6.17 trillion in 2011, including ¥4.43 trillion in residential space, ¥737 billion in commercial real estate and ¥254.4 billion in office buildings, which were up 30.2%, 30.5% and 40.7% respectively from the year before.
February 21 – New home sales in Shanghai totaled 14.74 million m2 at an average price of ¥21,584/m2 in 2011, down 12.6% and up 2.8% respectively from the year before, according to figures from the city's statistics bureau.
February 21 – New home sales in Shanghai totaled 83,400m2 at an average price of ¥20,666/m2 in the week through February 19, 2012, up 27.1% and 1% respectively from the previous week, according to Youwin.com.cn.
February 21 – New home sales in Shenzhen totaled 35,400m2 at an average price of ¥16,550/m2 in the week through February 19, 2012, up 8.3% and 1.3% respectively from the previous week, according to the local land resources authority.
February 19 – China's home prices saw their worst performance in a year in January, with none of the country's 70 largest cities recording price gains, the National Bureau of Statistics said. During the previous month, 48 cities posted declines and 22 cities remained unchanged.
February 16 – The money spent by China's top property developers on land acquisitions slid 59% month on month and 88% year on year in January, statistics show.
February 16 – China's property sales rose 4.9% to 1.1 billion m2 in floor space valued at ¥5.9 trillion in 2011, up 4.9% and 12.1% respectively from the year before, according to a central bank report on the real estate sector.
February 14 – New home sales in Shenzhen totaled 32,700m2 at an average price of ¥16,345/m2 in the week through February 12, 2012, up 120.1% and down 15% respectively from the previous week, according to the local land resource authority.
February 13 – Mortgage loans taken out by home buyers in Shanghai totaled ¥2.08 billion in January, down ¥4.14 billion from a year earlier, central bank figures show.
February 10 – The average rent of Shanghai's prime-location office buildings jumped 19.2% year on year to ¥11.3/m2/day in Q4 2011, according to DTZ.
February 10 – China's 10 regional centers had 59 million m2 in residential space available for sale as of the end of January 2012, up 40.5% from a year ago, according to figures from E-House China Holdings Ltd (NYSE: EJ).
February 10 – Wuhu, Zhejiang province is offering residents subsidies and tax waivers for home purchases as counter measures against the central government's tightening policy. The local government is subsidizing ¥150/m2 for new homes smaller than 70m2 and ¥50/m2 for new homes between 70m2 and 90m2.
February 9 – Property sales in Zhejiang province dropped 20.5% to 38.27 million m2 in 2011, according to the local statistics bureau.
February 8 – China's 300 largest cities collected ¥89.59 billion from land auctions in January, down 67% from a year ago, statistics show. The proceeds from land taken for residential development plummeted 4% year on year to ¥53.24 billion last month.
January 31 – New home sales volume in China's 20 largest cities tumbled 81% during the 7-day new year break compared to the same period a year ago, according to the China Index Academy.
January 31 – New home prices in China's tier-one cities are expected to fall 15% to 20% in 2012, JP Morgan Chase & Co predicted.
January 21 – New home prices in Wuhan, Hubei's provincial capital, rose 4.8% to an average ¥6,878/m2 in 2011, according to the local property management authority.
January 20 – Overall property sales in Beijing dropped 12.2% to 14.4 million m2 in 2011, where residential property sales were down 13.9% to 10.35 million m2, according to the local statistics bureau.
January 18 – New home prices in Guangzhou rose 2.6% to an average ¥13,401/m2 in 2011, according to the local land resource administration.
January 18 – 52 of China's largest 70 cities saw their new home prices decline in December from a month earlier, up from 49 in November, the National Bureau of Statistics said.
January 18 – Property prices per m2 in China will decline 5.3% in 2012, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences predicted, adding that investment in the market will grow 21.1% and property sales volume will grow 3.2%.\
January 17 – Investment in China's real estate market rose 27.9% to ¥6.17 trillion in 2011, where investment in residential space was up 30.2% to ¥4.43 trillion, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. Overall property sales were up 4.9% to 1.1 billion m2, where sales of residential space were up 3.9% to 970.3 million m2. Overall property sales revenue was up 12.1% to ¥5.91 trillion, where revenue from residential space was up 10.2% to ¥4.86 trillion. There were ¥2.72 trillion worth of properties available for sale as of the end of 2011, including ¥1.68 trillion worth of residential space, up 26.1% and 35.8% respectively from a year earlier.
January 17 – New home sales in Shanghai totaled 69,300m2 at an average price of ¥23,320/m2 in the week through January 15, 2012, down 19.6% and up 19.2% respectively from the previous week, according to Youwin.com.cn.
January 16 – Prices of land for residential development in China's major cities rose 6.6% year on year in Q4 2011 but remained unchanged from the previous quarter, according to the Ministry of Land and Resources.
January 13 – New home prices in Shenzhen dropped 3% to ¥19,469/m2 on average in 2011, according to the city's real estate database.
January 12 – New home prices in Nanjing, Jiangsu's provincial capital, edged up 2.1% to ¥11,200/m2 on average in 2011, according to the local housing and urban-rural development authority.
January 11 – Rentals of Grade A offices in Beijing grew 14% in 2011, according to Jones Lang LaSalle Inc (NYSE: JLL).
January 11 – New home prices in Shanghai averaged ¥22,432/m2 or ¥2.58 million per residence in 2011, slightly down from 2010, according to China Real Estate Corp (NASDAQ: CRIC).
January 10 – Home sales in Shenzhen totaled 52,900m2 at an average price of ¥15,930/m2 in the week through January 8, 2012, down 43.6% and 0.1% respectively from the previous week, according to the local land resource administration.
January 10 – China will probably ease property curbs by mid year to prevent a housing market collapse as the measures introduced last year may boost supply to the highest level in a decade, Bloomberg reported, citing UBS AG. "The gap between supply and demand will reach a peak, and the supply will be 1.5 or even 1.6 times demand, and it will be a disaster for developers," said Chen Li, head of China equity strategy at UBS. "Their cash flow will be exhausted to zero by the end of 2012 if they cannot get any financing."
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