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  1. Steady slowdown in housing prices

    Posted Oct 21st 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Cooling measures take the heat out of the market Housing prices in 70 mainland cities rose an average of 5.5 per cent year on year last month, up 0.6 of a percentage point on August, according to official figures. The September growth rate showed signs of a steady slowdown in mainland housing prices thanks to government measures designed to take ...

  2. Housing prices in main cities increase by 6.4pc

    Posted Aug 13th 2005, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Housing prices in 70 leading mainland cities rose 6.4 per cent year on year last month, up from 6 per cent in June, according to figures released by the National Development and Reform Commission yesterday. On Thursday, the National Bureau of Statistics said overall mainland housing prices increased 5.9 per cent year on year last month, while the cost ...

  3. Housing prices keep climbing

    Posted Sep 17th 2005, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang Housing prices in 70 mainland cities rose by an average of 6.3 per cent year on year last month, figures released yesterday showed. But the August figure was just 0.7 per cent ... four cities registered year-on-year growth of 10 per cent or more in housing prices last month. Hohhot in Inner Mongolia was the biggest gainer with 13.5 per cent growth, while prices ...

  4. Focus on land policy to stabilise house prices

    Posted Dec 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai Mainland authorities will focus more on land policies next year to help stabilise housing prices and manage the supply of low, medium and high-end accommodation coming ... and middle-income families was inadequate. Official data indicates that housing prices in 70 of the country's bigger cities rose 0.6 per cent month-on-month on average in the second half of the year, ...

  5. House prices to slide as speculators pull out

    Posted Oct 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Norma Connolly

    ... stock of new homes,' he said. 'Quarter on quarter, housing prices have already fallen by 3 per cent to 5 per cent and should continue to do so.' In the Legislative Council ... Dennis Eng and Norma Connolly New home prices are expected to slide by a further 5 per cent this year as speculators exit an already softening residential market and homebuyers enjoy ...

  6. 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 ... of a shortage in housing supply. But we need not look at price alone as an indicator of whether we are heading for a shortage. There are much better and more direct indicators in statistics ...

  7. Housing prices in main cities shoot up

    Posted Apr 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shi Ting Moves to rein in market have failed to stop properties soaring in first 3 months The average residential housing price in the mainland's major cities rose more than 10 per ... Upmarket housing market prices soared 12.9 per cent in the first three months from a year earlier, while budget housing recorded only a 3.4 per cent growth rate. The report will come as unwelcome ...

  8. Families in search of rural bliss push up house prices

    Posted Jun 15th 2005, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Demand for village houses is surging on the back of improved quality and positive market sentiment, with a few selling at prices above those of luxury villas, according ... in private developments in the area and exceeded the highest recorded price of $9,000 per sq ft paid for a village house in 1997. 'As the house sits beside the seafront, you can enjoy fishing ...

  9. Housing prices in Shanghai 'rising too fast'

    Posted Jan 26th 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Slowdown compared with 2003 does little to appease local government officials Shanghai housing prices rose nearly 16 per cent last year, slowing from a jump ... districts. Residents complain that housing priced at less than 3,500 yuan per square metre, which the city defines as 'low cost', is virtually non-existent except in remote suburbs. ...

  10. Most expect house prices to keep rising in near future

    Posted Jul 14th 2005, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... sought opinions on the government measures and prospects for the housing market. Twenty-one per cent expected prices to rise rapidly, while another 49 per cent said they would continue ... Celine Sun Measures to rein in overheated sector have mixed results Most mainland households expect home prices to rise in the near future despite a series of official measures aimed ...




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