Property remains the top investment choice in China despite the fact that nearly three-quarters of residents think housing prices are too high and “difficult to accept,” according to a central bank survey released on June 16.
The survey, conducted by the People’s Bank of China and covering 20,000 urban depositors in 50 cities, showed that 74.3 percent of the surveyed think housing prices are too high and “difficult to accept.” The figure was almost the same compared as the first quarter of this year.
As to the trend of the housing market in the second half of 2011, more than 34 percent of those surveyed predicted that property prices will remain stable, while nearly 26 percent said prices would trend upward and almost 19 percent believed they would fall.
Nearly 15 percent of them expressed willingness to buy property in the coming quarter, 0.8 percentage points lower than last quarter. Among major investment channels, 22.2 percent of people chose “property.” Though the figure is 2.8 percentage points lower than last quarter, real estate was still the top investment choice.
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