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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Hong Kong luxury housing market back in spotlight after record sale prices

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 12:53am by PEGGY SITO AND YVONNE LIU

    ... months in the doldrums, the luxury residential market has been in the spotlight recently following Sun Hung Kai Properties' sale of all four houses at The Seafront development in Tsing Lung ... the market is likely to come from Sun Hung Kai Properties' sale of 12 houses at Twelve Peaks on The Peak. SHKP deputy managing director Victor Lui Ting said it would invite interested parties ...

  2. Property - International

    London house prices seen falling as BOE acts to cool market

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 01:31am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in London Prices ease in London as BOE curbs risks London house prices rose at their slowest pace in 15 months last month and values are expected to fall as Bank of England (BOE) measures to cool the property market deter buyers, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) said yesterday. A gauge of home prices in the British capital dropped to 31, the lowest since ...

  3. Comment - Blogs - hangcouver

    Sister act: Fake Chinese buyers distract from reality of Vancouver’s housing market

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 02:44pm by Ian Young

    ... Ian Young in Vancouver One of the sorrier sagas involving Vancouver’s obsession with the housing market has drawn to a close, with the Real Estate Council of British Columbia (RECBC) ... and weren’t looking for an apartment to buy. In fact, the pair were local employees of MAC Marketing Solutions, which was selling the Maddox project. MAC executive Nicolas Hans Jensen quit after ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Harsh realities of market stymie Leung Chun-ying's housing goals

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:49am by NICHOLAS BROOKE

    ... Nicholas Brooke property.post@scmp.com Despite the best of intentions, the administration has been unable to deliver the results it intended in terms of housing Harsh realities of market stymie Leung's housing plan As we are now two years into Leung Chun-ying's administration, we can take stock of what has been achieved in the city's property market. Housing ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - BRICKS &A MORTAR

    Flip-flopping policies sow confusion in Hong Kong housing market

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 05:58am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Government sells cheap land on the one hand and relaxes stamp duty measure on the other Flip-flopping policies sow confusion in housing market Home seekers ... prices as it seeks to increase housing supply. It seemed to send a signal to the market that the policy of high land prices, which had been blamed for years as a major reason for the city's ...

  6. Property - International - UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

    Dubai and Abu Dhabi housing markets show signs of overheating

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:39am by BLOOM

    ... Emirates' real estate market may be "overheating" and rental yields in its two richest sheikhdoms indicate "growing imbalances", according to the central bank. Average sale prices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai had risen faster than rents, and such deviations could be "used to identify imbalances in the housing market", the central bank said in its 2013 financial ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Developers expected to slash house prices to ease housing inventory oversupply

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 02:08am by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Rising housing inventory and sluggish sales are expected to force the hand of property firms needing to clear stock amid slump, analysts say Mainland ... in the second quarter. "For the market to recover, developers would have to cut prices and credit policy would need to be relaxed," said Liu Wenchun, head of research at property consultancy ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong’s middle class priced out of the housing market

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 08:13pm by LINA VYAS

    ... Lina Vyas Lina Vyas says the Hong Kong government must do more to help the middle class buy homes, starting with easing up on mortgage restrictions Priced out Housing has been a vital source of stress for most middle-class Hong Kong residents. No doubt, the government has repeatedly introduced cooling measures to ease the property market, but it seems that the sandwich class ...

  9. Property - International

    South Korean housing market hindered by traditional system

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 05:13am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... to rent rather than buy. As homes languished on the market and the rental sector tightened, a loss of faith in the housing market seemed the only explanation. The depth of the dip was underscored in a recent report by Nomura, a Japanese investment bank, which notes that South Korea is the only property market in Asia which has failed to bounce back from the global economic crisis. House prices ...

  10. Property - International

    Deep problems seen in UK housing market

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:25am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Problems seen in UK housing market The British housing market has "deep, deep" structural problems which pose the biggest current risk to the economy, Bank of England governor Mark Carney said. "The issue around the housing market … is there are not sufficient houses [being] built," Carney told Sky television. He said the number of large ...




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