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  1. 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

    ... 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 ... about a place to sleep. It affects the emotional and psychological well-being of a whole family," he said. "It's not a new topic." This year's Hong Kong ArtWalk, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1444585/plight-hong-kongs-cage-home-dwellers-worse-now-25-years-ago
  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    Prices rise amid tight supply of flats as sales decrease

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 02:56pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Sales down, prices up in tight market for flats Tight housing supply led to a decrease in secondary home sales in Hong Kong last week, but prices continue ... of 123.66 in mid-March last year. "Only housing estates on Hong Kong Island continue to record growth in sales. In Kowloon, the lack of flats available for sale and the increasing property ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1557160/prices-rise-amid-tight-supply-flats-sales-decrease
  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    Strong bidding for Xiamen land points to continued home price rises

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 02:52am by Sandy Li

    ... billion yuan (HK$4.24 billion) after 110 rounds of fierce and frenzied bidding that saw it beat out two keen rivals, including Hong Kong-listed China SCE Property Holdings. The price tag, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1555915/strong-bidding-xiamen-land-points-continued-home-price
  4. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Plans for flats on two Tai Po sites rejected

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

    ... said. Another councillor, Au Chun-wah, said: "We do not rule out voting down [the authority's] plans, if it fails again to come prepared with measures to tackle the issues raised ... the issues mentioned by the councillors, the authority has yet to elaborate on how Chung Nga Road West, partly owned by Sun Hung Kai Properties, will be managed. The three sites are now either zoned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550583/plans-flats-two-tai-po-sites-rejected
  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    Decline in Beijing’s used home prices accelerates as Shanghai’s edge up

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 03:18pm by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Beijing's used home prices fall faster The average asking price of second-hand homes fell 2.1 per cent in Beijing last month from May, the fastest pace so far this year, while they rose for a sixth month in Shanghai ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1553992/decline-beijings-used-home-prices-accelerates-shanghais
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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

    ... in frame over fixed windows Revised guidelines on sales tactics may be issued to property developers after it emerged that some could be fudging information on flats- leaving homebuyers unaware that opening their windows may mean enduring traffic noise that exceeds environmental standards. At issue are fixed windows that developers install as one way to meet government approval criteria ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1543207/developers-may-get-revised-guidelines-urging-clarity-fixed-windows
  10. 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

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