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Not all Chinese home buyers are all-cash: Help those looking to finance their purchase

2014-08-25
USA

Real estate agents are obviously not mortgage brokers, but that said, one fact will surely make them wear more than one hat: nearly 30 percent of Chinese nationals, who ar...

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Quoted in Bloomberg: Chinese millionaire in dispute with broker in Malibu

2014-08-21
USA

East-West Property Advisors was quoted in an article published by Bloomberg on August 20, 2014. 

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Interview with Shanghai Times - Rising demand for overseas properties

2014-08-14
Shanghai

East-West Property Advisors' Director Sam Van Horebeek was interviewed by Shanghai Times around investing in the US real estate market.  The article was published on July 9 2014. An excerpt of the interview is belo...

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Want to woo Chinese buyers? Solve feng shui puzzle first

2014-08-11
Feng Shui and real estate

A surge in Chinese investment in American real estate has given agents a new puzzle to solve: the principles of feng shui and numerology.

The realization that these principles have a strong influence on Chinese buyers has led to a subtle swift in the marketing strategies of not only age...

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What types of homes Chinese buyers prefer in America

2014-08-01
Overseas Chinese property buyers

Apart from pumping billions into the American economy, there is another reason as to why real estate professionals love Chinese buyers. This segment of foreign buyers really has money to burn.

Chinese buyers paid a median home price of nearly $523,148 against the America’s average of $1...

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Top three reasons why Chinese are buying US properties

2014-07-24
Reasons why Chinese buy US real estate

The latest National Association of Realtors survey has established what every real estate agent in America already knows: Chinese buyers are on a home buying spree here. In fact, a dollar value jump of almost 72% in the Chinese investment - from $13 billion to almost $22 billion in just one year...

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5 things to help you make good first impressions when dealing with Chinese property buyers

2014-07-19
Chinese property buyers

Chinese real estate buyers are known for treading cautiously when purchasing a property overseas.  They often take a lot of time to research the market, a given property and the agency involved. As they may be sceptical about many things while buying a property in an unknown country, brokers...

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Three things smart real estate agents should follow to increase their Chinese client base

2014-07-09
Finding Chinese real estate buyers

Real estate agents in the U.S. are finding themselves suddenly caught up in the dawn of a new era. With the foreign investors taking the country’s otherwise sluggish property market by storm, the agents are on a roll as their phones are buzzing and email inboxes are flooded with enquiries from ov...

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Four unconventional ways of wooing Chinese buyers

2014-07-07
Attracting Chinese real estate buyers

From running websites in Mandarin to hiring Chinese staff, the real estate agencies are leaving no stone unturned to get their share of the swelling Chinese investment in the U.S. Billions of dollars are on the market so their desperation is natural, but it’s quite interesting to note that the li...

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Tips on using Social Media to attract Chinese real estate buyers

2014-06-30
Chinese property buyers and social media

Until the recession hit the US real estate market hard in 2008, only a handful of ultra rich Chinese buyers used to dabble in property investment here. These buyers were very rich, so most of them had friends in the right places to guide them through the buying process. But as Chinese investors f...

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