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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    Hong Kong to see surge in tiny flats as demand remains strong

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 04:08pm by Sandy Li

    ... observers said. Demand for cheaper small flats would continue to rise, they said, since Hong Kong home prices have remained buoyant despite the government's introduction of new stamp duties. ... attributed the popularity of small flats to the tightening of mortgage lending. Under Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation's mortgage insurance scheme, buyers of flats below HK$4.5 million could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1561853/trend-towards-tinier-flats-seen-prices-rents-rise
  2. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    High management fees likely for single-block developments, say property specialists

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:42am by Olga Wong

    ... University of Hong Kong real estate professor Chau Kwong-wing said. "The projects are not cost effective, they face strong political resistance and ruin the original planning ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Property specialists note that the government is pushing small developments to boost flat total High management fees likely for single-block homes The growing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1558541/high-management-fees-likely-single-block-developments-say-property
  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    Experts see lengthy downturn, but no collapse for China's property sector

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 01:30am by Peggy Sito

    ... for the downturn in mainland property to last for several years, but fears of a market collapse are overblown, industry consultants say. While it is inevitable that home prices will consolidate, they say ... of this year, the housing market has experienced downward pressure, hit by the tightened credit from banks to property-related companies, corporate bond defaults and a high-profile anti-corruption ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1539687/experts-see-lengthy-downturn-no-collapse-chinas-property
  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    Tai Po apartment project sells 400 Mont Vert units in first day despite 'no viewing' rule

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:26am by Langi Chiang

    ... department. The launch prices at Mont Vert are regarded by industry observers as the lowest for a new project in Tai Po. Peter Wong, a director at Hong Kong Property Services, said almost all ... apartments available at Mont Vert in Tai Po were bought on the first day of sales yesterday. Developer Cheung Kong said it sold 150 flats in the first hour, after balloting that began at 11am ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1560101/tai-po-apartment-project-sells-400-492-mont-vert-units
  5. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Property cooling measures unfair to locals, Hong Kong lawmakers say

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 12:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... not resell the property or change ownership of the shares of the company within three years of the purchase. It is common in Hong Kong for people to own flats through holding companies. Some ... At the Stamp Duty (Amendment) Bill 2012 committee meeting yesterday, legislators urged the government to allow companies set up by Hong Kong permanent residents to be exempted from the new buyer's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1311063/property-cooling-measures-unfair-locals-hong-kong-lawmakers-say
  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    Prices rise amid tight supply of flats as sales decrease

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

    ... 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 ... 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 ...

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

    Proposed easing of stamp duty isn’t helping sales, property agencies say

    Posted May 20th 2014, 03:03pm by Sandy Li

    ... Wan, although it had a soft launch three weeks ago. Meanwhile, Swire Properties is inviting the public to tender for three flats in Opus Hong Kong, a luxury project in Stubbs Road. The flats, ... duty, property agents are singing the blues. They say these are the darkest days of the market correction so far, as sales of new homes slump to a 12-month low. Their income from commissions has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1516147/proposed-easing-stamp-duty-isnt-helping-sales-property
  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.   ... warned that controls could have "unintended consequences". These included less rental housing on the market, higher rents for properties without the controls, less incentive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549165/lawmakers-call-study-return-rent-controls-protect-tenants
  9. 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, ... Strait closer together. Besides home buyers from Taiwan, Xiamen's property market also attracts affluent residents of the cities of Quanzhou, Zhangzhou, Longyan and Putian, all within one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1555915/strong-bidding-xiamen-land-points-continued-home-price
  10. 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

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