China reportedly rolls out new mortgage rules to boost home sales


Chinese regulators eased the nation’s mortgage requirements to let more home buyers enjoy favorable mortgage conditions that were previously limited to first-time home purchasers, the state-run Xinhua News Agency said on Friday.

China’s central bank, the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development and the National Financial Regulatory Administration jointly eased the requirements for home buyers who have already purchased homes to boost property sales as the real-estate slump continued, according to Xinhua.

Home buyers who don’t have family members with houses registered under their names can enjoy favorable terms that were previously limited to people buying their first homes, according to Xinhua.

First-home buyers are normally given cheaper mortgage rates than other buyers who have at least one apartment. First-home buyers are also required to make smaller down payments, as low as 20% of the total property value.

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