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  1. Property - International - MORTGAGES

    Ben Bernanke can afford to buy his house but gains with a mortgage

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 07:16am by Bloomberg

    ... for the wealthiest Americans who can afford to buy their houses outright, mortgages come with a double benefit: interest rates low enough that returns on investments can beat them, and a tax subsidy ... Bloomberg in Washington Former Fed chief says he wants to refinance his house with high-income Americans like him benefiting from healthy returns and subsidies Bernanke gains from low ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1611462/ben-bernanke-can-afford-buy-his-house-gains-mortgage
  2. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Rise in housing prices renews debate on affordability

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 01:31am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Analysts say household affordability not the reason for higher property values but rather the imbalance between supply and demand Price rise renews debate on wealth Housing affordability is back in focus as property prices in the city show signs of picking up. According to BNP Paribas, indicators of housing affordability are stretched as household ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1551496/rise-housing-prices-renews-debate-affordability
  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Government's affordable home drive protects mainland China jobs

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:43am by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Beijing's investment in cheap housing prevents large job losses in fragile private sector Affordable home drive protects mainland jobs The downturn ... government makes available, directly or indirectly, the financial means to boost social and affordable housing construction," it added. Job demand in the property sector rose 10.6 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1592734/governments-affordable-home-drive-protects-mainland-china
  4. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Getting a flat in new affordable housing project in Beijing like winning a lottery

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 11:07am by CELINE SUN; LANGI CHIANG

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing and Langi Chiang The city's latest affordable housing scheme leaves more than 140,000 applicants vying for just 2,000 homes in an outer district Buying ... are permanent residents of Beijing without a flat and those already enrolled for a unit in other government-subsidised affordable housing. The project, called Royal Scenery, is part of a broad plan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1434747/getting-flat-new-affordable-housing-project-beijing-winning
  5. Business - Economy - REGULATION

    Australia’s RBA mulling more steps to curb housing investment lending

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 01:13pm by Reuters

    ... to discuss the new measures with an eye to making sure they would not harm housing affordability or the supply of new homes. Edey, who heads the financial system unit of the RBA, said regulators were ... bank said regulators were considering new steps to rein in lending for housing investment and an initial announcement was likely by the end of the year. Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1607624/australias-rba-mulling-more-steps-curb-housing-investment-lending
  6. Property - International - CANADA

    Housing is becoming less affordable in Vancouver and Toronto, bank says

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Vancouver remains the least affordable city to buy a house in Canada, while home ownership in Toronto is becoming more difficult, Royal Bank of Canada Economics Research says. The costs ... that figure is 53.8 per cent, up 0.8 points, according to a housing affordability report for the first quarter produced by Canada's largest lender. "The Canadian housing market cooled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1248268/housing-becoming-less-affordable-vancouver-and-toronto-bank
  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - MAINLAND

    Affordable-housing sales poor in tier-one mainland cities

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Big-city affordable-housing sales weak Sales of government-subsidised housing in Shanghai and Beijing have been disappointing because those who qualify for such flats cannot afford the high purchase prices, agents and property analysts say. "The sales of affordable housing in Shanghai are not good because the qualifying salary ceiling is too ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1154007/affordable-housing-sales-poor-tier-one-mainland-cities
  8. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    A house is not a home until it becomes affordable

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... is how the government can ensure people can better afford to buy property. Public housing is one way to allow more ordinary people, in particular those with low incomes, to obtain their first ... George Chen Rather than blaming developers, non-local buyers and the US Fed for high property prices, government should focus on how to make HK people rich A house is not a home until ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1173843/house-not-home-untilit-becomes-affordable
  9. Property - International - ITALY

    Italy's housing woes to persist despite rise in mortgages

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 06:07am by Bloomberg

    ... volumes and improve affordability, especially while interest rates remain low," the ratings agency said. "Nevertheless, we still think any recovery in the Italian housing market ... Bloomberg in Rome Housing woes to persist despite rise in mortgages Italian house prices will continue to decline over the next two years as a rise in mortgage lending is not sufficient ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1598813/italys-housing-woes-persist-despite-rise-mortgages
  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Housing affordability ratio alarming for Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shanghai

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Thomas Lam

    ... Thomas Lam Research shows that home prices in Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Shanghai have risen to levels that are out of reach to the general public Housing affordability ratio alarming ... of this mismatch for housing affordability. To compare housing affordability in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Guangzhou, we have used a price-to-income ratio to gauge the relative price levels of the markets ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1020230/housing-affordability-ratio-alarming-hong-kong-guangzhou

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