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  1. 'Apply sale rules to all homes'

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... law will promote greater transparency, but urged the government to extend its provisions to the secondary home market, as well as to the sale of commercial, retail, and industrial properties. ... been mislead while buying a home,' he said. Leland Sun, of Pan Asian Mortgage, who advocates applying the rule to secondary-market sales too, said: 'The new rules will hopefully ...

  2. Zhongshan sets price limit for home sales

    Posted Nov 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Zhongshan, in Guangdong province, yesterday suspended the registration of homes sold at or above a set limit, effectively cancelling the sales. The suspension, ... 'Such administrative measures will definitely achieve lower transaction prices in the short term as no units can be offered for sale at more than 5,800 yuan per square metre.' Home prices ...

  3. Business - Money - PROPERTY

    Scape house sale at HK$252m bucks sentiment

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com HK buyer gives market a boost after stamp duty keeps mainland purchasers out of luxury homes Scape house sale at HK$252m bucks sentiment A Hong Kong buyer has ... and non-permanent residents in late October to cool the property market. The measure has kept mainlanders, who had accounted for about 40 per cent of new luxury homes sales, away. The price for House ...

  4. Home sales rise 49pc as buyers ignore swine flu

    Posted May 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Chan Tai-wai, a director at Ricacorp, said the sales performance suggested there was no widespread concern, while the wealth effect owing to the rising stock market also gave the market a lift. The benchmark Hang Seng Index gained 19.48 per cent between April 28 and May 8, helping to boost market sentiment, Mr Chan said. In the primary market, sales totalled about 100 units over ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - INVESTMENT

    Mainlanders use ‘free money’ from Hong Kong banks to earn higher returns at home

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 09:34am by KEIRA HUANG; GEORGE CHEN

    ... Keira Huang and George Chen Illegal methods employed to move low-interest tax loans to the mainland to take advantage of wealth management products' higher rates HK tax loans paying off for mainlanders Mainland Chinese working in Hong Kong have found ...

  6. Curbs warning as Home prices head for rebound

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for land followed stronger home sales, which had improved developers' funding and balance sheets. 'This started only in the second quarter of the year,' he said. Recent interest rate ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com If recent land auctions across the mainland are anything to go by, the retreat in home prices this year could be due to turn, but some analysts warn ...

  7. Arch sale adds to grief for owners

    Posted Jun 21st 2006, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Sun Hung Kai Properties plans to offer the last 100 flats in the Arch for sale this month, creating more grief for existing owners who bought into the luxury building at Kowloon ... transactions at the Arch has been blamed on a lack of transparency during the 'internal sales' phase before the flats were put on offer to the general public. The developer published no price ...

  8. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Estate in Cotswolds, UK, offers holiday homes with a difference

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by Giovanna Dunmall

    ... Holiday homes may often be more of a burden and responsibility than a source of joy. Owners fear break-ins or burst pipes in winter, and if you don't have a friendly relative or neighbour prepared to check on your home from time to time, you can feel compelled to go and stay even when it's not convenient. That's just one of the reasons the 223-hectare Lower Mill ...

  9. Business - Property

    Half mainland city home prices go up

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Shanghai Prices rose in 35 of 70 cities, indicating government will not relax curbs on market Mainland home prices up in half of cities The mainland's new home prices ... of the cities, the downward trend in China's home prices has been restrained," said Liu Ligang, a Hong Kong-based economist at ANZ Bank. "Buyers are now holding a wait-and-see position ...

  10. Home from home

    Posted Oct 24th 2007, 12:00am by Hazel Knowles

    ... the homes market there is as hot as a July afternoon in Florida. While United States home prices falter and interest rates are cut, Vancouver and Toronto are booming- and Hong Kong buyers, ... says Tracie McTavish, president of Rennie Marketing Systems in Vancouver which specialises in condominium sales. 'Real estate in Vancouver has almost become a sport. It's become ...




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