Financial analysts and ratings agencies like Standard & Poor's have pointed out that many Chinese housing loans come due in 2012, which could lead to a number of issues. Perhaps the most pressing is a sudden loss of liquidity, where potential buyers lack cash flow, causing sellers to become increasingly desperate—lowering prices, and in effect continuously pulling down the worth of real estate. Regardless of whether it's due to overall economic conditions or localized liquidity shortages in key markets, or simply the unsustainability of the current "stir-frying houses" growth model, many analysts see a serious fall in the months ahead. The question is whether it will be managed, and how successfully.
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