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Juwai.com unveils mobile search app for international Chinese buyers

Announcement follows news of syndication deals with Chinese portals

Juwai.com, an international real estate search and information portal for Mandarin-speaking Chinese consumers, has unveiled what it claims is the first mobile real estate app to allow Chinese buyers to surf international listings.“Chinese consumers are increasingly affluent, motivated and mobile. Since our research shows that 92 percent of Chinese buyers visit a property before purchase, it makes sense to put the information they need, right in their hands, on their iPhone," said Juwai.com co-CEO Andrew Taylor.The introduction of the iPhone app marks the latest effort to further crack the door of international real estate investment open to Chinese buyers.Last week, word broke of a deal between Juwai.com and listing syndicator Previsite that will let more than 200,000 agents market their listings on Juwai.com. And in late February, listing syndicator ListHub announced plans to feed U.S. listings to the Chinese real estate portal SouFun.Agents and brokerages hav...

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