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Measures continue to bite

NEW home purchases in Shanghai fell for the second straight week last week as measures to rein in speculation continued to bite.

The area of new homes sold, excluding government-subsidized affordable housing, dropped 21 percent to 126,000 square meters during the seven-day period ended Sunday, Shanghai Centaline Property Consultants Co said in a report released yesterday.

These new houses cost an average of 48,265 yuan (US$7,083) per square meter, up 14.1 percent weekly.

The city’s outlying Qingpu and Jiading districts sold around 20,000 square meters and 19,000 square meters, respectively, last week, outselling all other areas, Centaline data showed.

A project in the city’s Lingang port area, whose price is set by the government and built only for qualified buyers, sold 72 units last week. The project retained the title for the most sought after development for the second week despite a notable plunge from 362 units sold a week earlier.

“Again, weekly sales of the city’s most popular housing project failed to reach 100 units, evidence of an extremely sluggish market sentiment,” said Lu Wenxi, senior manager of research at Centaline. “A structural shift led the gain in average price with nine of the 10 best-selling developments selling homes for more than 30,000 yuan per square meter.”

Five projects totaling 155,000 square meters were launched last week, up 249.3 percent weekly, according to Centaline data.


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