Investment Property in Shantou

Investment Real Estate in Shantou

Investment Property in Shantou
Investment Property in Shantou

Shantou 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 Shantou.

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Shantou, alternately romanized as Swatow and sometimes known as Santow, is a prefecture-level city on the eastern coast of Guangdong, China, with a total population of 5,502,031 as of the 2020 census (5,391,028 in 2010) and an administrative area of 2,248.39 square kilometres (868.11 sq mi). However, its built-up (or metro) area is much bigger with 12,543,024 inhabitants including Rongcheng and Jiedong districts, Jiexi county and Puning city in Jieyang plus all of Chaozhou city largely conurbated. This is de facto the 5th built-up area in mainland China between Hangzhou-Shaoxing (13,035,026 inhabitants), Xian-Xianyang (12,283,922 inhabitants) and Tianjin (11,165,706 inhabitants).

Shantou, a city significant in 19th-century Chinese history as one of the treaty ports established for Western trade and contact, was one of the original special economic zones of China established in the 1980s, but did not blossom in the manner that cities such as Shenzhen, Xiamen and Zhuhai did. However, it remains eastern Guangdong’s economic centre, and is home to Shantou University, which is under the provincial Project 211 program in Guangdong.

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The financial stability of Shantou 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 Shantou


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


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


  • Set goals based on how much rental yield will be required and the local rental yield rates in Shantou and be prepared to change your initial outlook.
  • Thoroughly research the Shantou location with a special emphasis on fringe areas outside the main Shantou metropolis that may be valued lower than their better-known neighbours. Rental yields of around 5% are still attainable in certain areas of Shantou.
  • Ensure that your target investment property in Shantou 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 Shantou

Flipping property in Shantou


Flipping property is when we advise clients to buy a Shantou 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 Shantou market has a time to react to the renovation.


The Flipping Strategy in Shantou


Investment property flipping in Shantou 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 Shantou real estate investments are sometimes referred to by professionals as ‘distressed’ Shantou real estate.


What is distressed Shantou property:


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


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


Calculate profit that you make from Shantou investment property flipping:


Final Selling Price less Cost of Purchase less Costs = Profit

Here is an example:

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


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