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500万人民币买美国小镇?500万人民币买美国小镇?时间:2011-08-20

Scenic小镇-人口从当年的几百人,减少到了现在的9个人。
  
500万元人民币,就可以买下美国中西部的一个小镇,总共18.6万平方米,包括,一个加油站、一间邮局、一个酒馆、一所博物馆、两幢民房、两个小监牢,和大片的土地。

在大批涌向海外买房的外国人中,有3个人询价,但都没有表达购买意向,外国买家依然更喜欢美国大城市的繁华。

  美国中西部的南达科他州(South Dakota-SC),一个名为Scenic的牛仔小镇,被放上“货架”,标价79.9万美元——约合510万元人民币。

  Scenic,占地面积,共46英亩(约=276公亩,=18.6万平方米),拥有广袤的土地,镇中心,有一个加油站、一间邮局、一间酒馆、一所博物馆、两幢民房,和两个小型监牢,所有这些,都在出售之列。

  小镇的所有者-Twila Merrill,是一个迫不得已的选择,这位(当地居民眼中特立独行的)女人,多年来,一点一点买下小镇几乎所有土地,但,因为患上癌症,她不得不搬到800公里外,明尼苏达州的罗切斯特,就医,这,才有了卖掉小镇的想法。

  现在,这个小镇,交到了当地房地产经纪人David Olsen手里,他正在接洽来自世界各地的买家,他声称:自己“几乎要被电话淹没”。

  “垂死”,迷人的小镇

  农业,是南达科他州由来已久的文化和经济支柱,Scenic镇,不例外。这个小镇,位于南达科他州第二大城市——拉皮德城(Rapid  city)以东,约80公里,建立于美国铁路时代,曾一度繁华,甚至有些喧嚣。从上世纪的美国大萧条时期开始,小镇的店铺,纷纷关门,很多居民离开,年轻人,不再回来。

当地的政府报告显示,小镇人口,一直在减少,从最初的几百人,减少到现在的9人。

  这个小镇,并不像外国农村那样偏远,Scenic附近,有高速公路,有著名的恶地国家公园(Badlands National Park),开车一个小时,就可以到拉皮德城,这里有机场,出行方便。

  Tom,是Scenic镇的居民,已经在这里,生活了8年,他和妻子,居住在距离小镇8公里的地方。在他看来,Twila Merrill,像这片土地上曾经的印第安人一样,热爱土地、习惯于圈地,和建设牧场,她无法阻挡-这个小镇,数年来,一直走向衰败。

  乾旱和极端气候,阻碍了Scenic镇的农业发展,该地区极度缺水,每年降雨,仅为381毫米;在夏天,这里的气温,最高会达到43摄氏度;到了冬天,往往会下降到零下23摄氏度。

  Tom说:“我们生活在一个非常偏远的农村,拉皮德城,一直从它周边400公里的土地上,吸引人口,美国的人口流动趋势,和中国一样,农村人不断进入城市。”他认为:这是小镇衰败的原因。

  被风雨打落的商店招牌、破烂斑驳的房屋外墙、年久失修的道路,称Scenic为“鬼城”,不为过。在经纪人Olsen眼里,这正是小镇的独特之处,“自1906年建成以来,小镇一直保持着它的原貌。”

  有趣的是,这个小镇荒凉,“纪律严明”-如果你到邮局里上厕所,会被婉拒,原因是:“9.11后,政府规定所有的厕所‘恕不外借’”。

大甩卖:你想怎么样呢?

  保持一百多年前的“原貌”,小镇的未来-Schultz,是埃嘉索(Agracel)公司CEO,堪称美国小镇专家,自称“我不用驱车绕中西部,就能研究危急中的小城镇”,在他看来,Scenic在南达科他州,并非个案,这些小镇,有一个共同特点:地处山区、以农业为生、孤立于美国现代经济。

  这里土地贫瘠,就商业而言,缺少积淀,当地经济机会,很稀少。“Scenic镇,紧邻香农县边境,那是一个只有1.4万人口的县,80%左右,是本地人,是美国贫困率最高的地区之一。”Schultz说。

  受够了几十年来的萧条,Tom说,Scenic镇的“农村人”,是保守的、对新的变化态度谨慎,小镇居民一直都在期待:买家能够给小镇带来改变。

  “我不在乎买主是谁,这对我,没有什么区别,我只想看到-他们做的事。”Leo Stangle说。他1949年,移居到Scenic镇,当时,还是一个8岁的小男孩。60多年来,他从来没有离开过小镇。“小镇现在,有很多破败的建筑,需要进行清理。”Stangle说,他不关心-谁会买走小镇的土地,只要能带来新的生意,并且修缮小镇外观。

  两年前,Scenic镇,曾标价300万美元出售,但,无人接手;2011年的现在,价格,骤降至79.9万美元,Olsen在现在的销售广告中写道:“你还想怎么样呢?”

“中国人,只愿到大城市买房”

  美国全国房地产经纪人协会,在5月,发布了一份报告,显示出-中国人在美国房地产市场的购买力:截至2011年3月的12个月内,海外购房者,已在美国房地产市场上,投资了大约410亿美元。其中,来自中国的购房者,占全部海外买家人数的9%,居第二位。

  2010年,美国房地产价格的大幅跳水,大批中国人,开始到美国寻找投资机会。**网组织的第一批考察团,有40个人,到美国;再组织第二批时,已有超过500人申请加入。

  Scenic镇的出售广告登出之后,被认作2010年以来,美国房地产价格跳水的一个典型事件,买家里,同样出现了中国人的身影。

  Olsen说,他现在,已经收到很多买家的收购要约,在和他联系的买家中,有三位,来自中国大陆。这三位,在网上,看到了Scenic 镇出售的消息,因此,向Olsen询问了小镇的一些具体信息,但,最终,都没有表明购买意向。当被问到-是否有类似**房网,这类中介机构,与Scenic接触时,Olsen回避了这个问题。

  Olsen说,自己了解中国的房地产市场,并且知道-中国“房地产市场很热”。在出售小镇的时候,他考虑到-可能有中国买家会参与,但还是觉得:中国人熟悉的是美国的大城市,对于地处偏远的Scenic小镇,中国人“并不太了解”。

  这符合Schultz的预料,他遍数美国小镇,到目前为止,还没有一个小镇的所有者是中国人。他相信:中国人买下一个美国小镇,并将其建设成为“中国城”,是可能的,但这,不会发生在Scenic镇:“我会担心-他们做什么谋生,在经济更发达的地方,可能会有更好的机会。”

  改造设想

  Schultz,和他的埃嘉索公司,一直在观察美国的“第三次人口大迁徙浪潮”——从大城市郊区,到“乡村都市”,但他并不认为,Scenic镇,有成为“乡村都市”的潜质,这个小镇,只是“走向衰亡的中西部小镇的一个极端案例”。

  很多买家,依然向Olsen提出了改造小镇的设想:有的买家表示-希望保持美国西部原生态的状貌;有的希望在小镇,建设工厂,创造就业机会;一位来自中国内地的买家,告诉Olsen:可考虑把这个小镇变成“新唐人街”。

  Scenic临近的那条高速公路,每天,约有700辆汽车,从此通过。Olsen说:“小镇,只需要一些人口和创造力,就可以发展起来。”在他看来,小镇未来的主人,至少可以在游客身上打打主意。

  Tom说了一句拆台的话:“遗憾的是-大部分游客,往往停留高速公路附近,并没有多少人,会来到镇上。”他相信,如果在这个小镇坚持农业的话,将无以为继,Tom的建议是-将小镇,建成一个旅游胜地。

  自从小镇所有人Twila Merrill离开小镇后,她的女儿Keester,就负责小镇的出售,她将选择最后的买家。Keester,在小镇出生,并长大,对这个小镇充满留恋。对于未来的小镇主人,她说,新业主购买的,是一段历史,同时,她很期待看到:有人能让小镇起死回生。

  如无意外,当地时间8月17日,这笔交易,最终达成,将有新面孔,进入这个“少数人的社会”。不管新主人怎样改造这个小镇,Tom给的忠告,都是:“保持足够的耐心和良好的品行。”毕竟,他用了8年时间,才感觉到-刚刚被这个“社会”接受。

陪拜登访成都,骆家辉大品川菜;陪拜登访成都,骆家辉大品川菜,时间:2011-08-20

骆家辉与喻家厨房全体人员合影。

古巷老街,美味川菜。20日傍晚,美国新任驻华大使骆家辉一行,轻车,来到四川省成都市宽窄巷子,品尝四川美食。

20日下午5时许,美国副总统拜登在骆家辉的陪同下,从北京抵达成都,进行在中国的第二站,也是最后一站的访问。

傍晚7时许,成都宽窄巷子,华灯初上,游人不绝。这里,是成都市三大历史文化保护区之一,有清末,民初风格的四合院落、花园洋楼、宅院式精品酒店等,各色建筑群落。

窄巷子尾部,有一户大门紧闭,门上,贴着有些褪色的对联,右联上端,小字写着「喻家厨房」字样。骆家辉一行10人,身着便衣,低调进门,直接上了二楼包间。

毛笔酥、蚕豆鳄鱼、凉粉鲍鱼、吊片樟茶鸭……30多道,以仿古瓷器盛装的精致川菜,陆续端上二楼包间。这顿晚餐,吃了2个多小时,菜品标准是-每人300元人民币。

晚上10时,成都燥热渐消。骆家辉结账后,来到庭院,与大厨喻波一家,及员工合影留念。骆家辉说:「我爱四川菜,很美味。我喜欢。」

骆家辉说,此前,他来过四川很多次,「 我喜欢四川」。在谈到最喜欢四川什么时,他说,我喜欢这里的人、这里的食物。

美国驻成都总领事馆透露,骆家辉在拜登结束对中国的访问后,将于22日,在成都参加美国与中国友好志愿队宣誓仪式,随后,与媒体见面,介绍拜登成都之行,并回答问题。

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5 million yuan to buy U.S. small town? 5 million yuan to buy U.S. small town? Time :2011 -08-20

Scenic town – population from the year hundreds of people, now reduced to nine.

500 million yuan, you can buy a small town in the American Midwest, a total of 186,000 square meters, including a gas station, a post office, a pub, a museum, two houses, two small prison, and large tracts of land.

In a large number of foreigners flock to buy a house overseas, there are three personal inquiry, but did not express intent to purchase, foreign buyers still prefer the bustling American city.

U.S. Midwest, South Dakota (South Dakota-SC), a cowboy town called Scenic, was placed on “shelves”, price $ 799,000 – about 5.1 million yuan.

Scenic, covers an area of ​​46 acres (approximately = 276 acres = 186,000 square meters), with the vast land, the town center, a gas station, a post office, a pub, a museum, two houses, and two small prison, all of which are sold out.

The owner of the town-Twila Merrill, is a Hobson’s choice, the (local residents in the eyes of a maverick) women over the years, little by little the town to buy almost all the land, but, because of cancer, she may not do not move to 800 km, the Rochester, Minnesota, medical care, which, only a small town to sell the idea.

Now, the town was referred to the hands of local real estate agent David Olsen, he is approached buyers from around the world, he claimed: he “almost drowned by phone.”

“Dying”, a charming town

Agriculture is South Dakota a long-standing cultural and economic mainstay, Scenic town, is no exception. The town, the second largest city in South Dakota – Rapid City (Rapid city) east, about 80 km, the establishment of the railway age in the United States, once prosperous, and even some noise. From the last century, the United States during the Great Depression began, the town’s shops have closed, leaving many residents, young people, and not come back.

Local government report, the town population has been reduced from the initial several hundred people, now reduced to nine.

This town is not as foreign as remote rural areas, Scenic near a highway, the famous Badlands National Park (Badlands National Park), drive an hour, you can go to Rapid City, there are airports, travel easy .

Tom, is a Scenic Town residents already here, living for eight years, he and his wife, living in a small town 8 km from the place. In his view, Twila Merrill, like this piece of land the Indians had the same love of the land, used to enclosure, and construction of farm, she can not stop – this town for several years, has been to decline.

Drought and extreme weather, hindering agricultural development in the town of Scenic, extreme water shortages in the region, annual rainfall of only 381 mm; in the summer, where the temperature to a maximum of 43 degrees Celsius; in the winter often drop to minus 23 degrees Celsius .

Tom said: “We live in a very remote rural areas, Rapid City, has around 400 km from its land, to attract population, migration trends in the United States, like China, rural people continue to enter the city.” He believes that : This is the reason for the decline of the town.

By wind and rain knocked out of the shop signs, broken walls mottled houses, dilapidated roads, said the Scenic as a “ghost town” is not an exaggeration. Olsen in the eyes of brokers, which is the town’s unique, “since 1906 has been completed, the town has maintained its original appearance.”

Interestingly, this desolate town, “disciplined” – If you go to the post office on the toilet, would be declined because: “9.11, the government provides all of the toilets ‘will not be loaned’.”

Big Bargain: What do you want it?

To maintain a hundred years ago, “original”, the town’s future-Schultz, is Ai Jiasuo (Agracel), CEO, American town called experts, claiming “I do not drive around the Midwest, will be able to study critical of the small towns “, in his view, Scenic South Dakota, is not the case, these small town, there is a common feature: located in mountainous areas, agriculture for a living, isolated from the modern American economy.

Here the land is poor, the business, the lack of accumulation, of local economic opportunities are scarce. “Scenic town, close to the Shannon County border, it is a mere 1.4 million people in the county, about 80% are local, the United States one of the highest poverty rate.” Schultz said.

Enough of the decades of Depression, Tom said, Scenic town “rural people”, is a conservative, cautious of the new changes, town residents have been looking forward to: buyers can bring change to the town.

“I do not care who the buyer, which to me, there is no difference, I just want to see – they do.” Leo Stangle said. He 1949, the town moved to Scenic, then, is an 8-year-old boy. 60 years, he never left town. “Town now, there are many dilapidated buildings, the need to clean up.” Stangle said he does not care – who bought the town’s land, as long as new business, and repair the appearance of the town.

Two years ago, Scenic town, had the sale price of $ 3,000,000, but no one took over; 2011 now, the price dropped to $ 799,000, Olsen’s now selling ads, wrote: “You gonna do it? ”

“Chinese people, willing to buy a house big city.”

U.S. National Association of Realtors, in May, released a report showing – the Chinese people’s purchasing power in the U.S. real estate market: As of March 2011 for 12 months, overseas buyers, in the U.S. real estate market, has invested about $ 41 billion. Among them, the buyers from China, accounting for 9% of the number of overseas buyers, in second place.

In 2010, the U.S. real estate prices plunge, a large number of Chinese people began to look for investment opportunities in the United States. ** Network organized the first mission, there are 40 individuals, to the United States; to organize the second time, more than 500 people applied to join.

Scenic town advertised for sale after being recognized as 2010, the U.S. real estate prices, a typical diving events, buy home, as the Chinese presence there.

Olsen said he has received a lot of buyer’s offer, the buyer in contact with him, there are three, from China. The three, on the Internet, saw the news of the sale Scenic town, therefore, asked the town to the Olsen specific information, but, ultimately, did not indicate purchase intention. When asked – whether there is a similar net ** room, such agency, contact with the Scenic, Olsen avoided this question.

Olsen said his understanding of China’s real estate market, and know – China’s “real estate market is hot.” The sale of town, he take into account – may be involved with Chinese buyers, but still felt: the Chinese people are familiar with the United States cities, Scenic located in a remote town for the Chinese people “do not quite understand.” .

This is consistent with Schultz’s expectations, he times the number of American small town, so far, no owner of a small town is the Chinese people. He believes that: the Chinese people to buy an American small town, and into the “China City”, is possible, but this does not occur in the Scenic Town: “I would be worried – they do make a living in more developed economies where there may be a better opportunity. ”

Transformation of ideas

Schultz, and his Ai Jiasuo company, has been observing the United States’ third largest population migration wave “- from the suburbs of big cities, to the” urban village “, but he did not think, Scenic town, there is a” rural city “The potential of this town, but the” demise of the western town of an extreme case. ”

Many buyers still Olsen made a transformation to a small town idea: Some buyers said – want to keep the original ecology of the western United States Zhuangmao; some hope in the town, building factories, creating employment opportunities; one from China Mainland buyers told Olsen: consider this small town into a “new Chinatown.”

Scenic Highway near to which, every day, about 700 vehicles from through. Olsen said: “The town, population and only need some creativity, you can develop.” In his view, the future owner of the town, at least in the visitors who hit targeting.

Tom said something defeating the words: “Unfortunately – most visitors tend to stay near the highway, and not many people will come to town.” He believed that if the town insisted on agriculture, it will be unsustainable , Tom’s proposal is – the town into a tourist attraction.

Since the owner Twila Merrill left the town after town, her daughter Keester, was responsible for the sale of the town, she will choose the final buyer. Keester, was born in the town, and grew up in this town is full of nostalgia. For the future owner of a small town, she said, the new owners purchased is a piece of history, while she was expecting to see: people make the town back to life.

Barring unforeseen circumstances, local time on August 17, the deal eventually reached, there will be new faces into the “minority community.” Regardless of how the new owners transformed the town, Tom’s advice to, are: “to maintain sufficient patience and good conduct.” After all, he spent eight years before the feel – just to be the “community” to accept.

Biden’s visit to accompany Chengdu, Sichuan Locke large items; accompany Biden’s visit to Chengdu, Sichuan Locke great product, time :2011 -08-20

Locke and Yu kitchen crew photo.

Guxiang Street, delicious Sichuan cuisine. 20 evening, the new U.S. ambassador to Locke and his party, light rail vehicles, lane width to Chengdu, Sichuan food tasting.

20 at 5 pm, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, accompanied by Locke, from Beijing arrived in Chengdu, in China for the second leg is the last stop of the visit.

7:00 pm, Chengdu, lane width, lanterns, visitors without a break. Here are the three major historical and cultural protection areas in Chengdu, one of a late Qing Dynasty, Dynasty-style courtyard off, Western-style garden, house-style boutique hotels, colored construction community.

The rear alley, there is a door closed, door, close to some faded couplet, the right joint top, small print says “Yu kitchen” words. Locke and his party 10 people, dressed in plain clothes, low-key entrance, directly on the second floor rooms.

Brush cakes, beans crocodile, jelly abalone, hanging piece smoked tea duck … … 30 multi-channel, to costumes, exquisite antique porcelain Sichuan, another side on the second floor rooms. This dinner, eat more than 2 hours, standard dishes – 300 yuan per person.

22:00, Chengdu hot fading. Locke checkout, came to the courtyard, and a chef Yu Bo, and staff posed for pictures. Locke said: “I love Sichuan cuisine, very tasty and I like it.”

Locke said, after he came to Sichuan many times, “I like Sichuan.” What about favorite in Sichuan, he said, I like the people here, the food here.

U.S. Consulate General in Chengdu said Locke at the end of Biden’s visit to China will be 22 to participate in the U.S. and China in Chengdu, the friendly volunteer team sworn in, then met with the media, described Biden’s trip to Chengdu, and answer problem.

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