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  1. Resources and energy supply hold key to strength of housing market

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Liu Zuoyi, cement industry Resources and energy sustainability will be the keys to healthy development in the housing market, says the China Cement Association, a body representing thousands of cement producers on the mainland. 'Insufficient [land] and energy could pose problems for the housing sector as the area is as equally resource intensive as the steel ...

  2. Cost, not supply, is the problem

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is not a problem. But price is. In the rush to knock down and redevelop, China's developers have priced the great majority of the population out of the housing equation. Most people simply cannot ... ministry and the 50,000 developers that now jostle for land and profits to invest more on low-cost housing. Government-backed developers may heed the national call but others are concentrating ...

  3. Guangdong land supply grows 12pc

    Posted May 31st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ..., it maintained the increase could 'properly' expand the land supply for private housing projects and stabilise housing prices. The department's announcement followed the State ... for commercial developments, a day after the central government issued tighter curbs on the housing market. The department said 4,306 hectares would be available in Guangdong this year ...

  4. Hongkong Land rental income up on sparse supply

    Posted Mar 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as they are bullish on the outlook. I don't think high rents are making Hong Kong uncompetitive.' Riding on the robust demand, the company yesterday launched York House, the only key new supply ... comprising about 5,000 sqft in Chater House. Raymond Chow Ming-joe, an executive director of commercial property, declined to reveal details of the deals but said the shortage of office space ...

  5. Dwindling supply of domestic units alarming

    Posted Mar 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... coming on the market is indicated in market forecasts for this year and the next. The Rating and Valuation Department has predicted that the supply of private domestic units in 2006 and 2007 will be 17,200 and 16,400 respectively, compared with an annual average of 24,853 from 1996 to 2005. The last time Hong Kong saw such a low level of supply was in 1976, when there were only 15,425 new ...

  6. Guangzhou plan to boost homes supply

    Posted Oct 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... supply by almost 25 per cent in what an analyst says is an effective measure to reassure buyers of continued supply and to control prices. The Guangzhou Land Resources and Housing Management Bureau plans to increase the supply of new houses in the 11th Five-Year Programme (2006-2010) to 562,400 homes covering 53.5 million square metres, up from the 42.9 million square metres supplied ...

  7. Land supply rise unlikely to affect high-end home prices

    Posted Nov 15th 2006, 12:00am by Nevin Nie

    ... million square metres. 'Most of these sites are in suburban and surrounding areas, so no matter how many such sites are released, high-end housing prices in the central areas won't ... of Fengtai district, the outskirts of Huairou and Fangshan districts. If targets are met for the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Land and Resources' land supply plan set in April, 65 million ...

  8. Supply of new flats the lowest since 1997

    Posted Mar 01st 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... and completions of grade-A offices hit a 36-year low. The decline in new-home supply is forecast to continue this year and next- although not enough to upset the forecast housing supply for the coming ... rose 6.8 per cent year on year. In 1997, 18,200 units came onto the market but this included several thousand village houses. The government stopped including village houses in the residential ...

  9. New home supply at lowest level since 1998

    Posted Jan 21st 2006, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... 1998- with construction predicted to drop again this year. Property experts believe it is good news for the real estate market and homebuyers. A Housing Authority report released yesterday shows ... of properties caused by the 1997 building boom. The department's figures for new home supply reveal the hangover from the building boom that began before the handover- nearly 200,000 unsold units ...

  10. Guangzhou to increase land supply

    Posted May 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou Guangzhou will greatly boost land supply this year in a bid to cool the rocketing property sector, but experts say the measures may not work as much of the land is in less-popular suburban village areas. The Guangzhou Land Resources Bureau's housing management said 80 parcels of land, totalling 8.5 million square metres, would be released this year- ...




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