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  1. Business - China Business - PROPERTY

    Mainland house price rally continued in July

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Fifty of 70 major cities monitored saw increases, but analysts say falling trend to resume in coming months House price rally continued in July The mainland property market continued to improve last month, with more than 70 per cent of cities recording property price growth. Research by the National Bureau of Statistics, which monitored property price ...

  2. Business - Property - HOUSING

    HK housing market not at risk of a bubble, says Jones Lang LaSalle

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... of a housing price bubble, and home prices should remain firm, supported by strong end-user demand and sound purchasing power, says property consultancy Jones Lang LaSalle. "The resilience ... on the housing sector released yesterday. Continued low unemployment, together with a substantial increase in the number of high-income households, provided ample real income to support residential ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - MAINLAND

    New leaders in Beijing face tough decision on property

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by MCT

    ... for mortgages. Nearly a quarter of the development's 145 houses remained unsold, she said, including the most expensive property, a 3,800-square-foot home priced at US$800,000. "A few years ... McClatchy Tribune in Beijing Curbs introduced in 2010 to cool the market have worked, but home prices are still too high for the average buyer and growth has slowed Hard decisionson ...

  4. Business - Money - PROPERTY

    Scape house sale at HK$252m bucks sentiment

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... and non-permanent residents in late October to cool the property market. The measure has kept mainlanders, who had accounted for about 40 per cent of new luxury homes sales, away. The price for House ... a five-car garage, a heated pool and a garden. "The buyer has been looking for his dream house for nearly two years, and now is a good buying opportunity as prices have met his budget," So ...

  5. Local officials urged to implement price-control policies for housing

    Posted Mar 15th 2011, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Premier Wen Jiabao urged local officials to play their part in curbing rocketing housing prices and implement tightening policies launched by the central government. ... of housing price-control policies and urge them to take up their responsibility seriously.' Beijing is keen to rein in surging property prices, which have increased inflationary pressures ...

  6. Housing prices climb 7.5pc in first 3 months

    Posted Apr 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Hong Kong housing prices hit a 12-year high in the first quarter after increasing 7.5 per cent from the end of 2009. The surge was powered by a combination of low interest ... that Hong Kong housing prices have surged since the end of 2008, nearing the heady levels of 1997 just before the crash caused by the Asian crisis. Home prices last month reached a level equivalent ...

  7. Wen promises to curb house prices

    Posted Mar 06th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan in Beijing Premier urges developers to build for low-income families Premier Wen Jiabao yesterday vowed to curb soaring property prices and build more housing for low-income ... on developing low-cost apartments for ordinary people. 'The government will pay particular attention to addressing problems of housing of low-income families,' he said. 'We will provide ...

  8. Real problem with the housing shortage is that there isn't one

    Posted May 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... friction in the housing market. If he is right, then a housing shortage cannot be the cause of high prices. There is no such shortage. There is, in fact, an oversupply. In that case, how can ... servant who keeps attributing high housing prices to housing shortages. The price alone is too simple a measure of housing costs. The decision for most people on whether to buy a home is also ...

  9. More public housing the key to affordable property

    Posted Feb 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... affordability by using the 'median multiple', that is, the median house price divided by gross annual median household income. It pointed out that, up until the third quarter of last year, Hong Kong's median house price was HK$2.58 million, 11.4 times the median annual household income of HK$225,400- ahead of the other major cities surveyed. According to the survey, ...

  10. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Olympics 'distracted' buyers in Britain's housing market

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... House prices in London rose 0.3 per cent in September from August and were up 6.6 per cent from a year earlier. Monthly gains in the capital were led by Enfield, Redbridge and Ealing. ... Bloomberg in London Olympics a 'distraction' for buyers in UK market Home sellers in Britain reduced the asking prices for a third month in September as the property market ...




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