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  1. Policy shift seen boosting sentiment

    Posted Dec 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Paggie Leung paggie.leung@scmp.com Analysts are expecting liquidity easing and new property supportive policies in some mainland cities to lift buying sentiment, but some critics believe ... easing by loosening some property controls. 'While the cut does not represent property market loosening, it should help boost homebuyer sentiment and provide a catalyst for property ...

  2. New mortgage rules hit April buyer sentiment

    Posted Apr 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito Total property sales in Hong Kong last month grew 8.9 per cent month on month but buyer sentiment has since become weak, affected by the April 1 implementation of new rules ... the highest since November last year. Despite the growth in March, the latest home transaction figures showed that buyer sentiment has turned cautious. In the primary market, 53 units were transacted ...

  3. Property sentiment buoyant, but buyers are still reluctant

    Posted Mar 31st 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Public confidence in Hong Kong's residential property market has risen to its highest level since the end of 2003. But affordability concerns continue to dent many people's appetite for entering the market in the short term, a survey ...

  4. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Bank of England's lending scheme fuels rise in Britain's house prices

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... environment improves." GfK's consumer-sentiment gauge rose to minus 26 from minus 29 in December. However, the survey was conducted before data were published last week showing the economy shrank 0.3 per cent in the fourth quarter, putting it on the brink of a triple-dip recession. Barclays economists Chris Crowe and Blerina Uruci also noted that the improved sentiment was partly ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Homebuyers face squeeze on mortgage payment protection insurance

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Insurance Protection Scheme had dropped as sentiment in the market dampened. "This month, we receive only about 40 applications a day, which is half of what we had in previous months," he ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - PROPERTY

    Sellers cut asking prices on homes as banks raise mortgage rates

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... were in the New Territories. Lee Wee Liat, the head of property research at BNP Paribas Securities (Asia), said the increase in interest rates would not deter property-buying sentiment because ...

  7. Business - Money - PROPERTY

    Lower rates, cash influx make shops hot property

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... of Midland Realty, said. Danny Chan Chu-hang, national director of Hong Kong capital markets at Jones Lang LaSalle, expects the retail investment market to benefit from positive sentiment. A growing ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Government cannot afford to relax in keeping a stable housing market in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Keep weather eye on house market The aggressive bidding for a Tsuen Wan commercial and residential site, which sold for 13 per cent more than top expectations, reflected resilient market sentiment. A similar enthusiasm also was to be found in prices and rents in the mass residential market in July. According to a Centaline Property Agency index that charts average ...

  9. Brisk Palazzo sales lift market

    Posted May 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fulton Mak Sentiment in Hong Kong's primary property market was boosted at the weekend by the release for sale of the Palazzo in Fo Tan. Developers Sino Land and MTR Corp surprised ... the timing of the launch was good since it came amid improving sentiment and a rebound on the stock market. He said the sale reflected strong market demand, but added that it remained to be seen ...

  10. Rise in home sales continues

    Posted Jul 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Paggie Leung paggie.leung@scmp.com Home sales continued rebounding from a near six-year low a fortnight ago, as property market sentiment showed some signs of improving. 'After a few ... Cullinan development in West Kowloon. Midland Realty director Andy Ho Ming-pui said improving sentiment was due to assurances given to lawmakers last week by Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. ...




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