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szdaily -> Photo Highlights -> 
Homebuyers’ paradoxical looks
    2013-08-29  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

    Anna Zhao

    Anna.whizh@yahoo.com

    A SHENZHEN resident surnamed Zhou, who recently moved into a 60-square-meter house just off the busy central area in Bao’an District, said she was delighted with her decision to have purchased the home, especially given the fact that its price has hiked 47 percent since last May when the residential development was first opened for sale. “Home prices in the development were not very attractive when I made my purchase. But I thought Shenzhen’s home prices won’t decline so I paid the down payment with my limited savings. It has proved a smart decision,” Zhou said.

    Zhou’s early bird home-buying experience is echoed elsewhere in Shenzhen — buyers believe home prices are irreversibly increasing.

    A report issued by the National Bureau of Statistics on Aug. 18 said that home prices of 70 first- and second-tier cities increased in July.

    The rising prices aren’t deterring buyers. A development in Huizhou, to the east of Shenzhen, has attracted 6,000 buyers to its salesroom at Shenzhen Bay Sports Center, and nearly 2,000 homes, 90 percent of its total homes, sold on the first day, Saturday.

    Young people, especially those who were born in the 1980s, are joining the home purchase rush as people turning towards 30s start having their own families. Some people have said that the high home prices are blighting young people’s lives, because they then have to spend the rest of their lives working to repay their mortgages.

    While having their own home is a dream for most people, how to pay for it can prove to be a headache. Our photographer Sun Yuchen captured the various expressions of house hunters in Shenzhen.

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