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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Top court clears up HOS flat ownership row

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... for Home Ownership Scheme flats are entitled to partial ownership, even though they are not named on formal documents, the Court of Final Appeal ruled yesterday. The top court ruled in two cases ... they received when they bought the flat by reselling or transferring it within five years. The Court of Appeal deemed that other people paying the mortgage amounted to a transfer of ownership ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    We need far more Home Ownership Scheme flats than are planned

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 12:44am

    ... Considerable increase in Home Ownership Scheme flats needed The Hong Kong Civic Association welcomes the long-term housing strategy consultation document, which was unveiled in September. ... of the total 1,158,400 units. Regarding the Home Ownership Scheme, we are in full agreement with the consultation document, which states "we need to increase HOS supply considerably beyond what ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Home Ownership Scheme flats attract queue at launch

    Posted Jan 05th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam, LO WEI

    ... Ownership Scheme (HOS). Among the roughly 600 prospective buyers who turned up at the authority's customer service centre in Lok Fu in the morning, some came to get the forms for themselves ... Johnny Tam and Lo Wei Revived subsidy scheme draws hundreds to check out 5,000 used public flats for sale as the Housing Authority expects cash balance to dip H.O.S. flats attract queue ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING POLICY

    Home Ownership Scheme here to stay, housing chief says

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 01:31pm by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Secretary for Transport and Housing Anthony Cheung Bing-leung assured Hongkongers on Friday that the Home Ownership Scheme (HOS) would be a long-running ... to increase housing supply. The initiatives include the sale early next year of 830 HOS flats in Tin Shui Wai and putting the 1,000 flats in Tsing Yi under the My Home Purchase Plan up for sale ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Scheme to boost home ownership may face axe

    Posted Jul 01st 2013, 12:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... policy that aims to help middle-income families buy government-subsidised home ownership scheme (HOS) flats in the secondary market has been thrown into doubt, with the housing minister hinting ... before deciding whether or not to abolish it. His remarks came amid criticism that the scheme has fuelled an increase in home prices. In a TVB interview yesterday, Cheung said: "It ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - SECONDARY MARKET

    Home Ownership Scheme changes will hurt private sales

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... be drawn to flats on offer at discounts of up to 30 per cent under revisions to the Home Ownership Scheme (HOS) and the My Home Purchase Plan, say analysts. (See panel explaining the changes.) ... agents said changes to the qualifications for access to the government-subsidised Home Ownership Scheme would lure a wider audience of buyers who were looking for smaller flats in the New ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Cash-for-flats model is superior to Home Ownership Scheme

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by James Lee

    ... The mainland currently provides subsidised rental housing as well as more upmarket housing for sale at subsidised prices- equivalent to the Home Ownership Scheme (HOS) in Hong Kong. For almost a decade, Hong Kong provided subsidised public housing for rent only, but it recently revived the HOS in response to vocal demand for assisted home ownership. Meanwhile, things move along ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Young couple the first to get right to buy discounted second-hand HOS flats

    Posted Jun 01st 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI, Joyce Ng

    ... Lo Wei and Joyce Ng Couple among the first to take advantage of scheme offering discounted second-hand homes Lucky 5,000 win chance to buy flats Avan Tsar was lucky enough to be among 5,000 people chosen to be allowed to buy a second-hand Home Ownership Scheme flat at a discount. But the 35-year-old was even luckier to have won the chance to buy one of 988 new flats ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    Families to lose rental flats in HOS plan

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... housing in Tai O so the block can be converted into homes for sale. The Lung Tin Estate's Tin Lee House was originally earmarked for conversion into a youth hostel as part of a scheme to revitalise Tai O. It was chosen because of its high vacancy rate. But the government later decided that the 86-unit block would be upgraded into a Home Ownership Scheme project for sale. Social ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS ANGELA WONG

    New Home Ownership Scheme measure a boost for housing market in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by ANGELA WONG

    ... price. And in the property market, it is the common term to describe an amount paid above what is regarded as a normal price. Under the Home Ownership Scheme (HOS), a premium is the fee paid ... does not come with additional physical completions. Let's face it, the Hong Kong economy is prone to external shocks, and so is the local property market. Rigidity of home construction ...




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