Investment Property in Xi’an

Investment Real Estate in Xi'an

Investment Property in Xi'an
Investment Property in Xi’an

Xi’an 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 Xi’an.

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Xi’an ( shee-AN, shee-AHN; Chinese: 西安; pinyin: Xī’ān; Chinese: [ɕí.án] (listen)), frequently spelled as Xian and also known by other names, is the capital of Shaanxi Province. A sub-provincial city on the Guanzhong Plain, the city is the third most populous city in Western China, after Chongqing and Chengdu, as well as the most populous city in Northwest China. Its total population was 12,952,907 as of the 2020 census. The total urban population was 9.28 million.

Since the 1980s, as part of the economic growth of inland China especially for the central and northwest regions, Xi’an has re-emerged as a cultural, industrial, political and educational centre of the entire central-northwest region, with many facilities for research and development. Xi’an currently holds sub-provincial status, administering 11 districts and 2 counties. In 2020, Xi’an was ranked as a Beta- (global second tier) city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network, and, according to the country’s own ranking, ranked 17th. Xi’an is also one of the world’s top 100 financial centers, according to the Global Financial Centres Index. Xi’an is ranked in the top 30 cities in the world by scientific research output as tracked by the Nature Index, and home to multiple China’s prestige universities in Northwest China, including Xi’an Jiaotong University, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xidian University and Northwest University.

Known as Chang’an in much of its history, Xi’an is one of the Chinese Four Great Ancient Capitals, having held the position under several of the most important dynasties in Chinese history, including Western Zhou, Western Han, Sui, Northern Zhou and Tang. Xi’an is now the second most popular tourist destination in China. The city is the starting point of the Silk Road and home to the Terracotta Army of Emperor Qin Shi Huang, both of which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites.

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The financial stability of Xi’an 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 Xi’an


Renting out your Xi’an buy-to-rent investment property can grow wealth and income.


Whatever your goals with investment property in Xi’anare – preparation is key:


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

Flipping property in Xi’an


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


The Flipping Strategy in Xi’an


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


What is distressed Xi’an property:


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


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


Calculate profit that you make from Xi’an investment property flipping:


Final Selling Price less Cost of Purchase less Costs = Profit

Here is an example:

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


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