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  1. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Lantau plans may help Tai O flat sales: expert

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:28am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Lantau plans may help Tai O flat sales: expert Lantau's new status as a focus of government development plans will make 85 subsidised public flats in Tai O attractive to buyers when they go on sale in June, an academic says. But the Home Ownership Scheme flats might draw speculators instead of genuine, needy buyers, warned Chau Kwong-wing, chair ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Plight of Hong Kong's cage-home dwellers 'worse now than 25 years ago'

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 04:28am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... a cage home at The Space gallery on Hollywood Road. ArtWalk is an annual fundraising event in which over 60 galleries in Central open their doors to the public. Proceeds from ticket sales ... in a cage, but wait has just begun More than 25 years ago, Ho Hei-wah took up advocacy work after witnessing the plight of Hong Kong's cage-home dwellers. Back then, he had never thought ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    Subsidised flats first to be offered for sale using saleable area

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... the market price. The government hopes first-time home buyers will be the main purchasers. They must have a household income of less than HK$40,000 a month. Application forms, price lists and sales ... Paggie Leung paggie.leung@scmp.com Gross floor areas not included in sales information for subsidised units First flats to feature new saleable area details The government's "my ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Site sale will yield 1,760 flats

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 06:26pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... and medium-term measures 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 ... term to meet market demands. His announcement came hard on the heels of a statement by Secretary for Transport and Housing Anthony Cheung Bing-leung on Friday morning that the Home Ownership ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Housing Authority finance chief says task force proposals are ‘unrealistic’

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 11:27am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... As a self-financing statutory body, the authority draws revenue from the sale of Home Ownership Scheme (HOS) flats, rent from public housing, and income from commercial leasing and investment. But concern has ... of for-sale subsidised flats to public rental flats, and borrowing. But the chairman of the authority's finance committee, Professor Raymond So Wai-man, called the proposals unrealistic. ...

  6. News - China - HOUSING

    One dead in Ningbo apartment collapse

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 03:35am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Investigation after collapse of Ningbo apartment block kills woman An apartment building that officials said was home to 15 families collapsed near the port city of Ningbo yesterday morning, killing at least one resident and injuring several others. Rescuers continued to search the debris in the hopes of finding any additional survivors. Seven ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    New home deal has Granny flat included

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 04:47am by Olga Wong, Yvonne Liu

    ... Olga Wong and Yvonne Liu Novel concept from Housing Society gives priority to buyers who want to live a few floors up from elderly relatives, in special rental units New home deal has ... in Cheung Sha Wan is open to the public from today ahead of the sales launch later this year. Mak said only one purchase per buyer would be allowed, and no purchases by companies would be permitted. ...

  8. Property - International - HOUSING

    Permits for future US home construction surge 6.2 per cent

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 03:33am by Reuters

    ... slowed the pace of home sales, but demand for accommodation as household formation continues to recover from multi-decade lows is expected to support residential construction. In another closely ... Reuters in Washington and New York Surge in permits for future US home construction Permits for future US home construction rose to their highest level in nearly 51/2 years last month, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Plan to double Lamma Island's population stokes fears over higher ferry fares

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 04:11am by FANNY FUNG

    ... the government unveiled a revised scheme for the 20-hectare site on the northern coast of Sok Kwu Wan. The project would include homes for 5,000 people and a tourist resort. A public consultation ... HK$28 to HK$29.80 on Sundays and public holidays. Some 1,200 private flats and 700 subsidised flats under the Home Ownership Scheme would be built, taking Lamma's population from 5,900 ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Youth line up for a housing bargain

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... forms for more than 800 surplus Home Ownership Scheme (HOS) flats. "If I don't purchase now, I don't know when the housing prices will stop skyrocketing," said Chan ... Greenview Villa in Tsing Yi and the revised HOS flats that were put on sale in January as they were too expensive for her. About 4,300 forms were given out in Lok Fu by 5pm yesterday. Among the 832 ...




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