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  1. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Two-thirds of UK parents help children on to property ladder

    Posted May 07th 2014, 05:01am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Parents lend children cash for first homes: poll Almost two-thirds of first-time British homebuyers are turning to their parents for financial help, a survey said, ... who may take cautious steps to cool the market as early as next month. The Halifax survey showed that 57 per cent of parents of those surveyed expect to have to help their children buy ...

  2. Property - International - REGULATION

    Curbs on funds transfer could hurt Chinese investment in overseas property

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:48am by Peggy Sito

    ... a trend for Chinese buyers to acquire homes or investment properties in cities such as New York, London and Sydney as they sought safe havens for their cash and to build a base for their children ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    Strong bidding for Xiamen land points to continued home price rises

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 02:52am by Sandy Li

    ... spokesman in Xiamen said. "About half of our buyers are from Quanzhou and Longyan," he said. "They bought the units for the schooling of their children. Now we only have six units ... he said. "They are using the names of their children aged over 18 or relatives to buy as many homes as they want." This is part two on the diverging trends in the Yantai and Xiamen ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - SURVEYS

    More mainland homebuyers are upgraders, will accept higher prices, poll shows

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 11:32am by Langi Chiang

    ... if they were to buy a home overseas, it would be because of their children's education, while 12 per cent (35 per cent in the first quarter) said it would be for emigration and 44 per cent (26 per ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Law to affirm double stamp duty passed, 17 months after levy came in

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:15am by PHILE SIU, Ada Lee

    ... in under the Tenants Purchase Scheme, was passed. Professor Chan told Wu there were only 60 such cases, many of them widows or children of dead Hong Kong tenants. Wu said that even so, ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - DECORATING

    Why kids should have a say in decorating their rooms

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Peta Tomlinson peta.tomlinson@scmp.com Letting children help decorate their rooms can lead to some surprisingly practical solutions, designers say When kids have designs on their own ... Hin-che agrees that storage is the biggest challenge in achieving a well-designed children's room. "As parents and teachers know, kids aren't naturally neat, but they won't ...

  7. Property - International - BRITAIN

    London's Soho is gentrified as seediness is swept away

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 01:30am by Bloomberg

    ... their eponymous first album. The returns on real estate contrast with the lives of those working in the sex industry. Politicians' "priority hasn't been to ask why women with children ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Prices of homes near top mainland schools soar

    Posted May 12th 2014, 11:30am by Langi Chiang

    ... are unevenly distributed geographically, and good schools take only children registered as residents in nearby communities. Many parents will pay whatever they can to enrol their offspring ... the capital's top school. It is said that children of many senior officials attend the school, including the grandson of former premier Wen Jiabao. However, the high price paid for a home ...

  9. Property - Comment - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Cooling measures in Asia spur capital flows to the West

    Posted May 27th 2014, 01:34am by Peggy Sito

    ... for their children to use while studying abroad, Germany still loses out to English-speaking countries such as Britain, the US and Australia. peggy.sito@scmp.com ...

  10. Property - International

    Mainland Chinese eye overseas property assets as prices rise

    Posted May 12th 2014, 02:58am by Celine Sun

    ... last year and Malaysian buyers 11 per cent, he said. Zhang Hong, the head of international residential at JLL Beijing, said children's education, immigration and wealth preservation were ...




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