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  1. Comment - Letters

    High house prices are a bigger problem than a lack of democracy

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 04:14am by LETTERS

    ... High house prices are a bigger problem than a lack of democracy Recent studies have found that 60 per cent to 90 per cent of new property developments have been snapped up by investors ... to be housed in small cubicles and become mortgage and rent slaves. With a median home price 15 times the annual median household income, Hong Kong is ranked as the most unaffordable place for housing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1614571/high-house-prices-are-bigger-problem-lack-democracy
  2. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Sell public housing to help defuse Hong Kong protests

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 01:44pm by Richard Wong

    ... no cost to society: sell the stock of public housing to sitting tenants. The prices must be well below market levels and tenants must be allowed to transfer the unit on the free market and keep ... Richard Wong Selling public flats can help defuse students protests and tackle the underlying political problem Housing the unrest The youth protest movement that started on September 26 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1621218/sell-public-housing-help-defuse-hong-kong-protests
  3. Comment - Blogs

    Fixing Vancouver’s woeful wages won’t end the housing affordability crisis

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 11:37am by Ian Young

    ... Ian Young in Vancouver The discussion about low incomes is overdue, but home prices remain the real issue It’s usually Vancouver’s crazy house prices that get the headlines, but the other ... so many: soaring real estate values. The average price of a detached house in greater Vancouver is now C$1.26million. There is nothing wrong with the new focus on Vancouver’s terrible wages, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1611982/fixing-vancouvers-woeful-wages-wont-end-housing-affordability-crisis
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong’s middle class priced out of the housing market

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 08:13pm by LINA VYAS

    ... Lina Vyas Lina Vyas says the Hong Kong government must do more to help the middle class buy homes, starting with easing up on mortgage restrictions Priced out Housing has been a vital ... is being overlooked. The supply of housing is on the rise, but it caters mainly to the high- and low-income citizens: the focus has been on public rental housing and high-end accommodation, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1523911/hong-kongs-middle-class-priced-out-housing-market
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Beijing's housing policy challenge

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:41am by SCMP Editorial

    ... aversion to risking another bout of housing inflation and yield to pressure for more policy easing. Having reined in a price spiral, Beijing needs to loosen carefully so as not to trigger another. ... SCMP Editorial Beijing's housing policy challenge Local government, which depends on revenue from property sales to finance services and infrastructure, has combined in the past ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1579600/beijings-housing-policy-challenge
  6. Comment - Blogs

    Vancouver house prices took a record fall, so is the market really ‘steady and stable’?

    Posted May 07th 2014, 09:07am by Ian Young

    ... it was shutting down the Immigrant Investor Programme, average house prices in greater Vancouver suffered their biggest month-on-month fall on record, plunging more than 11 per cent. This came amid ... home buyers or sellers are likely aware that it is even occurring. It certainly hasn’t been widely reported. Since early 2011, average house prices have changed direction by a factor of 10 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1506426/vancouver-house-prices-took-record-fall-so-market-really-steady-and
  7. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Housing- not science- is the best use of land at Science Park's fourth phase

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 04:42am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp A successful Science Park requires us to be larger and more vertically integrated in technology Housing- not science- is the best use of phase 4 land Hi-tech ways ... away the site of the proposed Phase 4 of Science Park for housing and, right on schedule, Science Park launches a study to discover new uses for Phase 4. They will be fashionable ones, too, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1588170/housing-not-science-best-use-land-science-parks-fourth-phase
  8. Business - Comment

    How freeing up public housing would help Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:17am by Richard Wong

    ... of Hong Kong's housing capital last year was estimated at HK$6.8 trillion, or 320 per cent of gross domestic product. This is the net value of private residential housing at market prices ... . What would be their market value if such steps were taken? Based on the open market transaction prices of HOS and TPS flats, the gross market value of public rental housing units is estimated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1583989/how-freeing-public-housing-would-help-hong-kong
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Politicians and officials must act to end the abuse of public housing

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:29am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial End the abuse of public housing Putting resources to best use should be first and foremost for public officials. In reality, however, that principle is often put aside with various excuses. Public housing is a case in point. It goes without saying that subsidised rental flats are built for low-income earners who cannot afford private housing. Given the limited supply ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1621596/politicians-and-officials-must-act-end-abuse-public-housing
  10. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Housing Authority must raise public housing rents or run out of money

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 12:45am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... years, the average HA flat rents for little more than HK$1,200 a month. In a city that is a byword for high-priced housing, a third of the population lives in some of the cheapest urban ... Jake van der Kamp Housing Authority will run out of money if it continues building flats without raising rents that are already among the lowest in urban world High time we stopped paying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1549258/housing-authority-must-raise-public-housing-rents-or-run-out-money

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