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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Cheung Kong executive proved right as homebuyers' sentiment turns

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 11:23am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Index shows 3.7 per cent rise in housing costsin wake of Cheung Kong director's comments Market forecast proved right as prices rebound Barely six months ago, Justin Chiu Kwok-hung raised eyebrows when he declared that the worst of the property market slump was over. His remarks generated even more of a stir when he said the naysayers who thought otherwise were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1556955/cheung-kong-executive-proved-right-homebuyers-sentiment
  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    Policy slant towards housing 'infringing the rights of developers'

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:49am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Policy slant 'infringing the rights of developers' Private property rights are being infringed by the government's planning skewed towards ... affect the city's housing supply. "It infringes private property rights if the authority rejects these sites suitable for commercial development to meet the government housing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1544390/policy-slant-towards-housing-infringing-rights-developers
  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    Hong Kong needs master plan for urban development, architect says

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:19pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Architect calls for HK master plan with human focus While the government seeks more land across the city to meet its ultimate target of 470,000 more homes ... design should inform the city's development. "Architects are trained to think about design from a human perspective, not from the view of infrastructure. For example, how to improve ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1556972/hong-kong-needs-master-plan-urban-development-architect
  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - DESIGN

    Mainland China towers scraping the sky in a green and modern way

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 05:11am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... claims the first building to achieve LEED version 4, the rating system's latest iteration, which places a deep emphasis on building performance and human health. That honour goes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1562013/mainland-china-towers-scraping-sky-green-and-modern-way
  5. Property - International

    Jobless families occupy empty homes in Spanish tourist town

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 05:59am by AFP

    ... the right to a home. Fighting for a home." The occupied buildings have been dubbed "The Courtyards of Dignity". The name was inspired by the high-profile occupation of another ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1562012/jobless-families-occupy-empty-homes-spanish-tourist-town
  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - SALES

    Bottom not in yet, despite easing of curbs on home buying in Chinese cities

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:46pm by Langi Chiang

    ... "Right now, it will only bring more lookers, as the market has not bottomed out yet." Chen said his checks with major developers on Monday indicated no signs of a recovery, as sales ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1561164/bottom-not-yet-despite-easing-curbs-home-buying-chinese
  7. Property - Hong Kong & China

    July home sales soar to 6-year high as discounts, new projects attract buyers

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 01:22am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Transactions in city's primary residential market soar 138pc month on month to HK$26.37 billion, propelling developer shares to 52-week highs Price is right as home sales hit 6-year high The strategy of using discounts to boost sales has pushed up Hong Kong developers' turnover to the highest in six years and their stocks to 52-week highs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1562215/july-home-sales-soar-6-year-high-discounts-new-projects
  8. Business - Property - THE VIEW

    Hong Kong needs to think out of the box on rents

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:26am by Peter Guy

    ... countries, housing is considered to be a strategic resource, if not a basic right. In Hong Kong, it has become the means of oppression. Peter Guy is a financial writer and former international banker ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1560685/hong-kong-needs-think-out-box-rents
  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - AWARDS

    Post property team wins consumer reporting award

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 02:39pm by Sandy Li

    ... Staff Reporter The South China Morning Post ’s Property desk won a merit award in the features category at the 14th Consumer Rights Reporting Awards on Friday. Property reporter Yvonne Liu, deputy property editor Sandy Li and property editor Peggy Sito won for the two-part series Putting an end to gross abuses and Realty strikes in July last year. The articles dealt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/article/1557157/post-property-team-wins-consumer-reporting-award
  10. Property - International - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    London’s less central areas will be next hot spots

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 04:00pm by Selina McFall

    ... The already high rate of domestic purchasing is on an uptrend right now- Greater London's population is approaching 10 million, and potential buyers are coming back to the market in droves ... A range of factors are key, from local communities, environments and amenities, to job opportunities and where the right type of homes are available. With London's huge business community ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1556127/londons-less-central-areas-will-be-next-hot-spots

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