Controversial Promotion: Tianjin company fined $4,184 for offering a 'Buy a House, Get a Wife for Free' deal.

Gold Bar Promise: Zhejiang developer attracts buyers with gold bars in innovative marketing strategy

Evergrande Fallout: Real estate downturn started two years ago after Evergrande's insolvency declaration, leading to defaults and economic impact.

Market Impact: Existing home prices in China's top cities drop 11-14%, new home sales down 6%.

Extended Downturn: Former central bank official predicts real estate crisis could persist for another two years amid economic challenges.