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  1. Britain to launch reits next year

    Posted Mar 29th 2006, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) said the threshold should rise to GBP150,000 to help first-time buyers, because the average price of a home was GBP185,000. Mr Brown announced more support for first-time ... But this represents just 1 per cent of all first-time buyers. To widen home ownership further, the government wants housing associations, local authorities and builders as well as mortgage lenders to offer ...

  2. British tax cuts likely to benefit investors

    Posted May 19th 2010, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... head of residential research at estate agency Knight Frank. The previous government's temporary abolition of 1 per cent stamp duty on homes valued up to GBP250,000 for first-time buyers ... already own a home somewhere else in the world. The stamp duty cut could increase levels of demand from first-time buyers for less expensive properties, Bailey said. At the other end ...

  3. Revived Home Ownership Scheme will help young couples

    Posted Sep 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and build up to 10,000 units of flats a year. Young couples who are first-time buyers, with a combined monthly income of less than HK$50,000, would find these flats affordable. When these HOS ... Many Hong Kong people, in particular the middle class, suffered in the last one. This time the bubble is mainly driven by wealthy people from the mainland and Hong Kong's super-rich. ...

  4. 89pc want HOS scheme revived

    Posted Apr 26th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... the government to provide more subsidised homes for sale, relax the income limit for HOS flat applicants and resume the loan scheme for first-time buyers. Separately, Executive Council convenor Leung ...

  5. Parties press demands ahead of policy address

    Posted Sep 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... unanimous: make homes more affordable, especially for first-time buyers. After the Legislative Council passed the 2012 electoral reform package, Tsang vowed to concentrate his administration's ... Scheme, implemented by the Tung Chee-hwa administration from 1998 to 2002 to grant low-interest loans to first-time buyers. The Liberal Party, although it has reservations over resumption ...

  6. student politics

    Posted Jun 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 1 The housing authorities promised to provide_____________ housing for first-time buyers, but these new flats are very expensive. 2 His mother is very_____________- he's not allowed to go out ... promotion campaign. 2 What does Oliver Liu Yi-zhou think is the reason for political indifference at local universities? a. The students simply think it is a waste of time. b. Parents discourage ...

  7. Government plans to sell another $10b of mortgage loans this year

    Posted Aug 05th 2003, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... The government plans to sell another $10 billion worth of mortgage loans this year, according to Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Frederick Ma Si-hang. 'The government has a lot of loans, including the mortgage loans made to first-time home buyers' scheme and the other lending offered to the civil servants,' Mr Ma said in Guangzhou yesterday. ...

  8. Revived Home Ownership Scheme will help to dissipate young people's anger

    Posted Sep 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... after their needs and re-start the Home Ownership Scheme (HOS). If the government starts to build 5,000 to a maximum of 10,000 HOS units a year, specially catering for first-time young buyers ... hegemony. The problem here is not the property tycoons charging astronomical prices. Nobody is putting a gun to the heads of buyers. Either these people have the financial clout to buy ...

  9. It is time for the government to bring in general services tax

    Posted Jan 17th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on low incomes. Essential commodities, such as rice and other staple foods, public transportation, clothes, and even transactions for first-time home buyers, could all be exempt from the new ... the land will be sold and your source of income dries up. This new tax would provide a steady flow of recurrent income. This is the right time to sell this services tax concept, and I believe ...

  10. Financial chief says volatile times call for big reserves

    Posted Nov 06th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... proposals include a loan scheme to help up to 3,000 first-time home buyers a year to replace the defunct Home Ownership Scheme. The books Hong Kong government expenditure is about HK$250 billion ...




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