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  1. Comment - Letters

    Change way property is taxed to ease supply and prevent hoarding

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:22am by LETTERS

    ... Change way property is taxed to ease supply and prevent hoarding Homes should be built and owned solely for people to live in and not as a means of making money, at least until there are enough affordable housing units built. Hong Kong people squabble over democracy, politics and social issues, but many are deprived the most basic right of having a roof over their heads. Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1594903/change-way-property-taxed-ease-supply-and-prevent-hoarding
  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    Supply of Hong Kong flats below HK$3m drops

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 11:27am by Sandy Li

    ... the tiny apartments at Cheung Kong's Mont Vert in Tai Po. "It will be hard to find one at major housing estates. There are still some units at single residential blocks in the New ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1593176/supply-hong-kong-flats-below-hk3m-drops
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Solution to affordable housing lies in increasing supply

    Posted May 17th 2014, 03:38am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of stamp duty. Even so, home prices are still out of reach for many prospective buyers. The ultimate solution lies in a steady supply of new housing in the short and longer term. The chief ... SCMP Editorial Solution lies in more supply When the government sought to rein in the runaway property market with a controversial doubling of stamp duty last year, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1513898/solution-affordable-housing-lies-increasing-supply
  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    China's unsold housing stock soars 190pc over four years

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 11:53am by Yvonne Liu

    ... to growth in property investment, land supply and housing construction over recent years. Although local governments across the mainland have eased restrictions on the purchase of second homes, ... that first-tier cities still suffer from a lack of housing supply. "But property sales are not active because the prices are already beyond buyers' budgets. The second to fourth-tier cities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1593743/mainlands-unsold-housing-stock-soars-190pc-over-four-years
  5. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Britain's housing prices stagnate

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:43am by Reuters

    ... Economists polled by Reuters had expected annual growth of 9.9 per cent. "There are some signs of an improvement in housing supply, both in terms of more second-hand properties coming ... with the same period last year, Halifax said, citing industry data. But it also noted signs of shortages of supplies and skilled labour which could hold back the pace of house-building. The Bank ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1588770/britains-housing-prices-stagnate
  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Government should not forget Hong Kong’s middle class when increasing supply of flats

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 11:48am by Yvonne Liu

    ... it is relying on releasing more land and increasing new housing supply. In recent years, the government introduced restrictions on flat sizes when it auctioned off residential sites. The usable area ... even if new housing supply increases significantly from next year. The increase in supply won't help the sandwich class. The government should also address the housing problem ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1439186/government-should-not-forget-hong-kongs-middle-class-when
  7. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Alarm grows over housing supply glut in inner mainland China cities

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 01:34am by SANDY LI AND LANGI CHIANG

    ... Vice-Minister of Housing and Urban-Rural Development Qi Ji said earlier this month. For major cities that had seen strong price increases, more supply would be encouraged, especially that of small ... and Longfor. We didn't even know how a villa looks like. But now we have high-rises, low-rises, housing estates and nice landscaped villas," he said. There are more than 10 such large ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1456567/alarm-grows-over-housing-supply-glut-inner-mainland-china
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong guest-house owners say new licensing rules will run them out of business

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 02:20pm by Amy Nip

    ... temporary accommodation or commercial activities. The operators say the ban would be a big blow to the guest-house industry. It would also affect the supply of accommodation for tourists, they say, ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Guest house operators attack proposal to ban them from offering rooms in residential blocks, but flat owners welcome the plan Tighter hostel rules 'may hit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1590847/operators-guest-houses-say-planned-new-licensing-rules-will-run-them
  9. Comment - Letters

    Arbitration can lead to significant new housing supply

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 03:18am by LETTERS

    ... Arbitration process can lead to significant new housing supply I refer to Allan Hay's letter ("Arbitration is not the answer to assess value of land premiums", February 20). ... expertise; let's now use it, and significant new housing supply should be the most welcome result. Ian Cullen, Ian Cullen & Associates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1438913/arbitration-can-lead-significant-new-housing-supply
  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    Prices rise amid tight supply of flats as sales decrease

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

    ... 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 to rise. Data from Ricacorp Properties showed that for the week to Sunday, 166 second-hand flats were sold in the 50 largest private housing estates it monitors, the fewest in 15 weeks and down 17 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1557160/prices-rise-amid-tight-supply-flats-sales-decrease

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