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  1. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    24 sites reserved for public housing sold to developers, says report

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... by 21,000. "The housing problem of the underprivileged has not been adequately addressed as it should have been, due to the failures of the Hong Kong Housing Authority and the Housing Department ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550584/24-sites-reserved-public-housing-sold-developers-says-report
  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    Positive sentiment bodes well for upcoming launches of new homes

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 02:59pm by Peggy Sito

    ... The recent rebound in Hong Kong residential property prices and successful sales at new projects will release more pent-up demand in the market and benefit developers with upcoming launches, ... developers with launches in the pipeline. Two projects, including Cheung Kong's Mont Vest Phase 1 (1,071 units) in Tai Po and Hong Kong Ferry's Metro6, a 95-unit development in Hung Hom, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1549581/positive-sentiment-bodes-well-upcoming-launches-new-homes
  3. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Plans for flats on two Tai Po sites rejected

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by BRIAN YAP, Olga Wong

    ... Brian Yap and Olga Wong Incomplete assessment of the impact of public flats projects draws criticism from councillors who accept a third, largely undeveloped, site Tai Po flat plans fail to get past council Plans for more public housing flats in Tai Po ca ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550583/plans-flats-two-tai-po-sites-rejected
  4. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Lawmakers call for study into return of rent controls to protect tenants

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:42am by Olga Wong

    ... controls in Hong Kong- which ended in 1998- covered mainly older properties and those with a rateable value of less than HK$30,000.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549165/lawmakers-call-study-return-rent-controls-protect-tenants
  5. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Public flat tenants face 10pc rent rise

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Public flat tenants facing 10pc rent rise Public housing tenants will be asked to help relieve the Housing Authority's financial burden with a rent increase of almost 10 per cent, if an authority committee approves the pl ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545118/housing-authority-set-increase-rents-public-flats-10-cent
  6. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Developers may get revised guidelines urging clarity on fixed windows

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 05:06am by Olga Wong, SAMUEL CHAN

    ... space- even if the homes end up next to busy highways or industrial zones. "Such an arrangement bypasses the planning system. The loophole should be plugged," said University of Hong Kong planning professor Ng Cho-nam, who used to sit on the Town Planning Board. Ng called it "a trick that can satisfy both the government and the buyers". To the government, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1543207/developers-may-get-revised-guidelines-urging-clarity-fixed-windows
  7. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    An open-and-shut case? Not for some homebuyers

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 05:06am by Olga Wong

    ... the windows, because the design was not on the floor plan. "Given Hong Kong's scarce land resources, fixed windows would help maximise building opportunities," Institute of Surveyors ... bedrooms would be "fixed" to the frames and, according to developer Cheung Kong, could be opened only with removable handles for maintenance. The main way to let in some fresh air ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1543200/open-and-shut-case-not-some-homebuyers
  8. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    300 buyers compete per flat in Lantau scheme

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:49am by Olga Wong

    ... for a parking space," said Professor Chau Kwong-wing, a real estate professor at the University of Hong Kong. He said the project had caught the attention of private-market buyers as the public did ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1539828/300-buyers-compete-flat-lantau-scheme
  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    Experts see lengthy downturn, but no collapse for China's property sector

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 01:30am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com While home prices will consolidate, government to ease cooling measures to avert a hard landing Experts see lengthy downturn, but no collapse Be prepared for the downturn in mainland property to last for several years, but f ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1539687/experts-see-lengthy-downturn-no-collapse-chinas-property
  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    Home price inflation eases on mainland

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 10:39am by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Home prices on the mainland rose more slowly from a year earlier for a fifth consecutive month last month, official data showed on Wednesday. The figures add to concerns that a deeper-than-expected property downturn coul ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1535425/home-price-inflation-eases-mainland

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