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  1. Bleak outlook doesn't mean it's time to offload your flat

    Posted Jul 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp 'The outlook for Hong Kong's housing market has become clouded with uncertainty as the near three-year cycle of retreating interest rates appears ... Even at the worst of the property slump of recent years, the three-month mortgage delinquency rate stood only at 1.43 per cent. It is at present at 0.07 per cent. Housing markets in America ...

  2. Monetary policy and not bullying Beijing is key, Mr Greenspan

    Posted Oct 06th 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... China. It is a dangerous practice, as you know. Should that housing bubble burst at some point, these illusory savings will vanish and widespread financial distress will take their place. ... your Federal Reserve policies have encouraged a property bubble in the US. Instead of saving their money in conventional ways, your countrymen have come to see their savings as the unrealised ...

  3. Fed's new man boldly prepared to go where saint feared to tread

    Posted Oct 31st 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... that the US housing bubble, fuelled heavily by the low interest rates of the Greenspan years, should burst under the pressure of rising interest rates. It is a far from unlikely scenario and would ... that the future lies ahead of us and, although it all depends on market fluctuations and unforeseen factors, the house view leans towards cautious optimism on Thai share prices. Perhaps I do them ...

  4. Housing starts, not rising prices, signal looming supply shortage

    Posted Oct 17th 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... on the market. Here is another quote from him. 'Housing prices are still relatively low compared with 1997. I'm not saying that I support higher prices, but much of the soaring prices refer to luxury properties, and they only affect the very wealthy and not the typical homebuyer.' Not quite. In the first place, the frothiest excess of a property bubble hardly constitutes a good ...

  5. Doublespeak interpretation spells trouble for property in Shanghai

    Posted May 05th 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... bubbles and crashes. Consensus means the pronouncements of estate agents, and what do you expect estate agents to say at such times? Are they really prepared to talk themselves out of their jobs, ... for housing market conditions to improve.' Mainland property experts, SCMP, May 4 BUT WHO SAYS rents can give you a stable income when they are likely to fall as fast as prices in a downturn ...

  6. Woo's market ideas will leave us worse off

    Posted Jul 01st 2003, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... sector while the government has abandoned its public housing for sale programme. If you really insist that we should cut back further on property supply in this environment then, you set the stage for another property bubble in the future. Please yield to the market, sir. Your ideas for improving the market actually defy the market and things will definitely be the worse for us ...

  7. The market knows best on housing supply

    Posted Jul 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... The authorisations were up because policy makers had earlier decided that something had to be done to put the pin into a property bubble that peaked in 1981. There is a long lag, however, between the time ... are sold and occupied. Put all those lags together and the result was that a policy measure intended to address a property bubble in 1981 instead produced a big overhang of authorisations to build ...



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