Category Archives: Real Estate

Asians In America: The Under-Represented Asian Americans

Recently, I covered the some of the overview of the numbers and statistics as they relate to Asian Americans in a new report from the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice). As I mentioned in the previous article, … Continue reading

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Asians In America: A Focus On Taiwanese Americans

Recently, I covered the some of the overview of the numbers and statistics as they relate to Asian Americans in a new report from the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice). As I mentioned in the previous article, … Continue reading

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Chinese Americans Tend to Borrow Less

A new study by Rui Yao (the same researcher who found that Chinese Americans prefer riskier investments), found that while 72 percent of Chinese-American households hold a mortgage, only five percent of those households have outstanding auto loans, and only … Continue reading

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Asian Americans Lose Top Income Spot

If you look closely enough at the numbers in a new Pew research report, Twenty to One, you’ll find that Asian American households have dropped from having the highest median household wealth in 2005, having lost 54% of their assets … Continue reading

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1 Out Of 10 Foreign U.S. Home Buyers From China

With the U.S. Economy on the skids and the housing market going nowhere fast, it seems there might be a savior for American home owners who are desperate to sell. In many markets, home prices have declined significantly, and low … Continue reading

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Asian Americans Hit Harder In The Housing Downturn

In addition to the reports that Asian Americans were unemployed longer during the recession, it turns out that Asian Americans lost more equity than other Americans with the housing downturn in recent years. Which may make you wonder how it’s … Continue reading

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Buy A Murder House During Ghost Month

August 10 marked the start of Ghost Month, a Chinese and Taiwanese celebration based in superstition around wandering souls. There’s a belief that for one month out of the year, deceased souls can come out and visit the living. Because … Continue reading

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Realtors learn about Asian-American Community Traits

Every day I drive by an unsold house near my home.  It’s been on the market for months.  It’s not that the economy is stopping sales – the house next door to me sold in a week.  The problem is … Continue reading

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Asian-Americans join other Minority Real Estate Groups to make Housing Crisis Recommendations

When you hear about high end/high income Asian American neighborhoods and Asian-American influences on real estate markets, it can be easy to forget that Asian-Americans have incomes that vary greatly.  The Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) joined with … Continue reading

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Chinese Looky Lous – Looking at US Real Estate but not Buying?

Last year, during the depths of the financial crises, groups of investors from China toured the US looking at real estate opportunities.  While many in the US real estate industry hoped that this would bring a wave of Chinese buying, … Continue reading

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Asians Have Biggest Drop in Home Ownership

It turns out the recent Census data recently blogged about on 8Asians had some additional interesting information buried in the numbers. With the recession, it was no surprise that the home ownership rate in the U.S. has dropped as scores … Continue reading

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Asian American Influences in Real Estate: Silicon Valley and Beyond

“You Asians Ruined Everything!” My Brother-In-Law, a realtor in Silicon Valley, was taken aback when a white real estate agent suddenly said this to him.  The agent was complaining about the negative practices of some Asian-American real estate agents.  My … Continue reading

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