Sep 11, 2015
Victora Shtainer is a top flight New York City Real Estate Specialist. She see the floodgates of Chinese flight capital opening up shortly. While the Chinese currency continues to de-value, Chinese individuals are also being actively encouraged to buy abroad by their government. While many thought this volatility would cease foreign buying, the exact opposite is happening whereby the rich are accelerating their need for investment outside of China. Until now, Chinese individuals have been allowed to convert $50,000 into other currencies annually though there are ways to skirt the regulation. That is about to change, with the Chinese government readying the launch of the Qualified Domestic Individual Investor Program, an overseas-investment scheme that would allow Chinese citizens to invest overseas directly. Those with at least $160,000 in financial assets qualify. The program is likely to launch this year and will bolster overseas real-estate purchases. Its possible we have only seen the tip of the iceberg of Chinese buyers in New York City.