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  1. Comment - Blogs

    Dublin – repossessions start soon

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 09:26pm by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... Buying price points are now good, with the average asking prices for south Dublin houses now 53% down form the peak of 2008. Meanwhile, prime Dublin residential yields are now among the most ... properties purchased in this period will not pay CGT if held for seven years. Fundamentally, Burke is all about location. "In Dublin, go for the most affordable property in the prime districts ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    CY Leung's housing policies have made situation worse

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 06:31pm by Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng Albert Cheng says the government should stop interfering in the market and address the real issue by building more affordable homes Leung's housing and land policies have ... of affordable public housing units. The government cannot continue to turn a blind eye to the fact that most Hongkongers are being enslaved to work their entire lives to save up for a roof over ...

  3. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Art House: Lonely Fifteen started a trend in 'bad girl' movies

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:39pm by Paul Fonoroff

    ... Paul Fonoroff Today's movie-goers, desensitised by three decades of Cantonese celluloid inundated with errant teen lasses, might find it difficult to imagine the original impact of Lonely Fifteen, the neorealist drama that opened the floodgates in 19 ...

  4. Property - International - CANADA

    Canada shows slow price rise for new housing

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:39am by Reuters

    ... government intervened in the mortgage market several times since 2008 to cool the sector, but has not voiced as much concern lately about the possibility of overheating. The new housing price index ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Property bubble drives residents out of Macau

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 01:09am by Reuters

    ... Last month, more than 40,000 people competed for 1,900 affordable housing units, with locals lining up outside Macau's public housing bureau at 4am, local media reported. "It's ... in 2015-2017 will require 12,600 new dealers, yet only about 700 are available per year. A lack of a long-term plan for affordable housing is widening inequality, lawmakers and property consultants ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China

    More action urged on housing aid abuses

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 01:57am by Langi Chiang

    ... action urged on housing aid abuses The mainland needs to intensify a crackdown on abuses in its massive affordable housing schemes, industry observers say, even as it steps up efforts to build ... housing funds were misused. Media reports in the past few years have highlighted a number of people who owned good cars but were still allocated affordable homes, and others who rented out ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - MACAU PROPERTY

    Property bubble drives home seekers out of Macau

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 01:25pm by Reuters

    ... provinces, and some, many of them retirees, are giving up and moving as far away as Thailand. Last month, more than 40,000 people competed for 1,900 affordable housing units, with locals lining up ... in 2015-2017 will require 12,600 new dealers, yet only about 700 are available per year. A lack of a long-term plan for affordable housing is widening inequality, lawmakers and property consultants ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    New venture, Light Be, helps needy find a room of their own - for cheap

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com A new firm is linking property owners with a social mission to the poor who need housing Venture helps the needy find a room of their own A new social venture has come up with an innovative solution to address the housing needs of the city's underprivileged - by meeting them with private resources. Recently-formed Light Be (Social Realty) ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    URA approach puts profits before people, say critics

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 12:20pm by Elaine Yau

    ... "Kwun Tong is one of the poorest districts in Hong Kong. How can residents afford such luxury housing? Eligible residents can jump to the top of the queue of 180,000 people currently waiting ... strategy, its spokesman says, "redevelopment and rehabilitation are the two core businesses of the URA. Provision of affordable housing for ordinary or lower-income residents ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    'Non-elderly' singles may get priority for rental flats

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng and Dennis Chong

    ... Joyce Ng and Dennis Chong 'Non-elderly' singles may get priority for rental flats A high-level housing committee will meet today to discuss ways to allow middle-aged single ... in December. Typically low-wage workers living in subdivided flats, they are considered to have urgent housing needs. But they have to wait longer than family applicants and those older than 60 who ...




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