Our reporter Wang Lixin

  On March 23, according to the Harbin Municipal Government website, the Harbin Municipal Bureau of Housing and Urban-Rural Development issued a public announcement. After the approval of the municipal government, in view of the "Notice of the General Office of the Harbin Municipal People's Government on Further Strengthening the Regulation of the Real Estate Market" (hereinafter referred to as "" Notice”) (Ha Zheng Ban Gui [2018] No. 12) has completed its phased control mission and is to be abolished.

  "The above-mentioned "Notice" was released in 2018. The highlight of the policy at that time was the introduction of the 'regional sales restriction policy', that is, the cancellation of the construction unit's online contract registration information cancellation authority in the 6th district of the main urban area of ​​Harbin City. , the commercial housing network can only be listed and traded for three years from the date of signing the contract." Zhang Dawei, chief analyst of Centaline Real Estate, told the "Securities Daily" reporter that Harbin has also become the first second-tier city to lift the sales restriction order this year.

  The latest data from the National Bureau of Statistics shows that in February 2022, the sales price of newly built commercial residential buildings in Harbin decreased by 0.9% month-on-month and 3.8% year-on-year; the sales price of second-hand residential buildings decreased by 1% month-on-month and 3.4% year-on-year.

Since August 2021, the price of new houses in Harbin has fallen for seven consecutive months.

  "This time Harbin plans to abolish the implementation of the regional real estate sales restriction policy, which has released a certain positive signal and has a certain blessing on the property market transactions." Guan Rongxue, an analyst at Zhuge Housing Data Research Center, told the "Securities Daily" reporter that this time Harbin The policy adjustment is pragmatic and will weaken the market's wait-and-see sentiment to a certain extent.

  However, according to Meng Xinxin, an analyst at the Index Division of the China Index Research Institute, although this adjustment can stimulate the demand for second-hand housing replacement to a certain extent, the current homebuyer expectations are weaker, and residents' consumption is more rational, which is expected to have an impact on the real estate market. The effect is limited.

  Talking about the reasons for the lifting of the sales restriction policy in Harbin, Zhang Dawei believes that there are three factors: first, the housing price in Harbin has been falling for many months, and the property market is generally sluggish; “Reasonable demand for improved housing”, it is necessary to meet both the rigid demand and the demand for improved housing. In this context, Harbin lifted the sales restriction order; third, from 2022 to the present, many cities across the country have issued policies to stabilize the property market .

  According to statistics from the Central Plains Real Estate Research Institute, since 2022, real estate adjustment policies have been promulgated more than 140 times. Including second-tier cities such as Zhengzhou, more than 60 cities across the country have issued policies to stabilize the property market to varying degrees and contents. It involves a number of policies such as lowering the down payment, canceling "recognizing housing and subsidizing loans", and issuing housing subsidies for talents.

  "Under market pressure, it is necessary to appropriately adjust policies to boost confidence. The characteristics of urban development are different from the difficulties to be solved, and it is more necessary to implement policies based on cities." Guan Rongxue said that the cancellation of regional differentiated sales restrictions will promote the The development of the property market among various regions in Harbin presents a dynamic equilibrium.

  Will other cities follow suit?

Zhang Dawei believes that cities with sluggish market performance are expected to join the team of "lifting restrictions on sales".

  Zhang Dawei further stated that the current loose adjustment policies introduced in many cities to stabilize the property market are adjustments made under the keynote of "policy by city". It is an adjustment made under the continuity and stability of the control policy, and the purpose is to further promote the healthy and sound development of real estate.

(Securities Daily)

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