Investment Property in Dunhuang

Investment Real Estate in Dunhuang

Investment Property in Dunhuang
Investment Property in Dunhuang

Dunhuang property investment can be a worthwhile venture if you are selective with the areas you choose to invest in. If not, you could find that your investment suffers due to low rental yields, dwindling demand, and slow property price growth in many parts of Dunhuang.

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Dunhuang (listen ) is a county-level city in Northwestern Gansu Province, Western China. According to the 2010 Chinese census, the city has a population of 186,027, though 2019 estimates put the city’s population at about 191,800. Dunhuang was a major stop on the ancient Silk Road and is best known for the nearby Mogao Caves.

Dunhuang is situated in an oasis containing Crescent Lake and Mingsha Shan (鳴沙山, meaning “Singing-Sand Mountain”), named after the sound of the wind whipping off the dunes, the singing sand phenomenon. Dunhuang commands a strategic position at the crossroads of the ancient Southern Silk Route and the main road leading from India via Lhasa to Mongolia and Southern Siberia, and also controls the entrance to the narrow Hexi Corridor, which leads straight to the heart of the north Chinese plains and the ancient capitals of Chang’an (today known as Xi’an) and Luoyang.

Administratively, the county-level city of Dunhuang is part of the prefecture-level city of Jiuquan. Historically, the city and/or its surrounding region has also been known by the names Shazhou (prefecture of sand) or Guazhou (prefecture of melons).. In the modern era, the two alternative names have been assigned respectively to Shazhou zhen (Shazhou town) which serves as Dunhuang’s seat of government, and to the neighboring Guazhou County.

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The financial stability of Dunhuang has translated into a real estate market that rewards forward planning and a willingness to look beyond areas of traditional affluence.


Buy to Rent in Dunhuang


Renting out your Dunhuang buy-to-rent investment property can grow wealth and income.


Whatever your goals with investment property in Dunhuangare – preparation is key:


  • Set goals based on how much rental yield will be required and the local rental yield rates in Dunhuang and be prepared to change your initial outlook.
  • Thoroughly research the Dunhuang location with a special emphasis on fringe areas outside the main Dunhuang metropolis that may be valued lower than their better-known neighbours. Rental yields of around 5% are still attainable in certain areas of Dunhuang.
  • Ensure that your target investment property in Dunhuang appeals to professionals. This is a demographic that ensures maximum income and low voids.
  • Finding and vetting suitable tenants is a job ideally left to the professionals. Working with an established letting agent with local knowledge and experience of property legislation will give you the best chance of success.

Flipping Investment Property in Dunhuang

Flipping property in Dunhuang


Flipping property is when we advise clients to buy a Dunhuang property below market value, renovate it and then make a profit by selling it at a higher price, all within a few months, and often before the Dunhuang market has a time to react to the renovation.


The Flipping Strategy in Dunhuang


Investment property flipping in Dunhuang is a simple strategy. You find a property that is in need of renovation from our list and purchase it for a low price. These type of Dunhuang real estate investments are sometimes referred to by professionals as ‘distressed’ Dunhuang real estate.


What is distressed Dunhuang property:


  • Dunhuang property in need of renovation
  • Dunhuang real estate with a change of puropose and use
  • Oversold Dunhuang property
  • Bank repossessions in Dunhuang


Put simply, long term investors in Dunhuang purchase the property, renovate it and make it a lot more attractive to potential buyers.


Calculate profit that you make from Dunhuang investment property flipping:


Final Selling Price less Cost of Purchase less Costs = Profit

Here is an example:

Dunhuang property purchase price: $220,000

Renovation costs: $20,000

Other costs: $25,000

Property sale price: $400,000

Profit: $135,000


Experienced property developers in Dunhuang use a minimum profit value of 22% when looking at potential Dunhuang projects. The reason for this is because there are lots that can go wrong in Dunhuang property flipping and working on a potential margin of 22% should still leave a good margin of error.


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