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Chinese blow-out sale: Fail

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Published on Mar 20, 2009

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China Daily is reporting that the recent Chinese real-estate caravan -- where a group of Asian investors dropped by U.S. shores last month to buy up bargain-basement real estate in San Francisco, Las Vegas, New York, Boston and Los Angeles -- was a major bust.

Apparently, unless Chinese investors have their cash in Hong Kong or U.S.-based accounts, they probably won't qualify to buy U.S. property.

Also adding to the disappointment was that of the 40 people who were supposed to come, only 21 investors made it, and it's not clear how many of those actually placed offers.