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Dilemma for White-Collar Migrants: Where to Own a Home

Workers build residential blocks in Changzhou, Jiangsu province on Jan. 29. Of the 600,000 migrants to first- or second-tier surveyed by property group Anjuke, just 25% said they hoped to stay and buy a place in their adopted city, largely on the prospects of career development. Photo: VCG
Workers build residential blocks in Changzhou, Jiangsu province on Jan. 29. Of the 600,000 migrants to first- or second-tier surveyed by property group Anjuke, just 25% said they hoped to stay and buy a place in their adopted city, largely on the prospects of career development. Photo: VCG

*60% of non-locals in big Chinese cities want to purchase property back in their hometown

*Still, a quarter prefer to own a residence in the adopted city where they work

(Beijing) — Nearly 60% of Chinese who’ve left home to work in the country’s big cities want to purchase property back in their hometown, and half of those said they planned to do so within a year, according to a new survey.

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