Chinese buyers continue to play a major role in International Real Estate. It appears that the Chinese continue to invest heavily in properties in The United States, Canada and the U.K. For the Chinese, investments in Europe and North America are moderate risk, high-return business ventures. 

China's manufacturing output is the largest in the world. It has an economy that's built on exports and a fast growing population. A vast amount of people are moving from rural areas to cities every day, to the extent, that a new high rise building is completed every five days in major cities! However, the economy is not as strong as it once was. That creates a dilemma for wealthy Chinese: Should they continue investing in business ventures at home or put their…

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Are you first-time home buyer eager to take advantage of the hot Spring market? Here are some helpful tips to decide if you are ready for the commitment of home ownership. 

1. Compare prices of comparable homes in your area

2. Find out what your total monthly expenses would be including mortgage payments, taxes and homeowners association fees.

3. Check with your realtor what your likely closing cots would be . These include origination fees charged by your lender, title and closing fees, transfer stamps, and pre-paid taxes or homeowners association fees. 

4. Examine your financial situation and determine how much housing expense you can afford. Fannie Mae recommends that buyers spend no more than 28 percent of their income on housing…

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