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  1. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Hong Kong's housing supply to soar just as mortgage rates double

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland And when currently unoccupied homes are put up for sale, prices can only fall. Then you will see just how unhappy property agents can get HK's housing supply to soar just ... they will not reverse their stamp duty rises and pledging to step up the construction of new housing projects. Last week, they announced the government will build more than 60,000 public housing flats ...

  2. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    CY's well-intentioned housing supply policy likely to backfire

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... at tackling the crippling supply shortage Leung blames for pushing housing prices and rents up to unaffordable levels. Unfortunately, his new policy is likely to backfire spectacularly. "Supply ... and immigration, the number of households living in the city has grown at an average rate of around 28,500 a year. The result of this under-supply, says Leung, is an acute housing shortage that has pushed ...

  3. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    China's built enough housing for everyone. Where is it all?

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... household incomes are twice as high. In the face of mounting anger, authorities on the mainland, just like in Hong Kong, have promised to step up construction and increase the supply of new housing ... that the real problem is not a shortage of housing. Certainly the government's own figures indicate there is no lack of supply. According to data from the National Bureau of Statistics, since 1981 ...

  4. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Quicker way to solve housing problem than a building binge

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... and housing shortage". "Shortage in the supply of housing has pushed up property prices and rental substantially," he said. "Many families have to move into smaller or older flats, ... And in the meantime, if the government wants both to increase the supply of available housing and to bring down prices, it should impose a punitive tax on investment properties that are left vacant, ...

  5. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    You can't hold back a tide of liquidity with just one finger

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... industrial buildings may be converted into flats. These efforts to increase supply will do nothing to improve housing affordability in the foreseeable future, except, that is, for the handful ... prices rise any further. CY's response last week focused on increasing supply. Some 830 subsidised home ownership scheme flats will be sold off next year, with pre-sales on a further 1,000 ...

  6. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Tom Holland looks at why a plan to give HK people homes won't work

    Posted Sep 10th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... or to the availability of housing in the city. To see why, let's do a simple back-of-an-envelope estimate. Last Thursday the government announced that flats to be built on two sites at Kai Tak- one of 0.77 ... plot ratio of 7.5. That means they'll build up to 1.32 million square feet of housing, or around 2,000 flats. Next, let's assume that that those 2,000 flats are not additional. ...

  7. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Just enforcing the rules could end Hong Kong's housing 'shortage'

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 02:52am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Just enforcing the rules could end HK's housing 'shortage' Without knowing it, Jake's View and Monitor have been thinking along convergent lines. We started out in different places, and followed separate paths. But we ended up by coming to much the same conclusion. We have all been told so often now that Hong Kong is suffering an acute housing ...

  8. Business - Economy - MONITOR

    CY's policies will exacerbate city's coming down-cycle

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 02:36am by Tom Holland

    ... pushing Hong Kong mortgage rates higher. That combination of an increased supply of housing together with more expensive home loans will inflict a double blow on the city's property market, ... other areas that his address was more troubling: fiscal policy and housing. In both CY appears to display a worryingly poor understanding of Hong Kong's economic cycle. First consider his ...

  9. Business - Property - MONITOR

    Contradictory figures fuelling China property bubble debate

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... and while prices in many cities are too high for many residents to afford, the overall supply of new housing is not too far out of kilter with underlying demand. Talk of a giant nationwide bubble ... Tom Holland To settle this argument we need to know how much housing was built since 1995. Sadly, the official numbers are all over the map Contradictory figures fuelling China property ...

  10. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Hong Kong needs a fresh policy on water before the taps run dry

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 12:15am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Cheap prices mean we have long ducked the tough questions on how to reduce reliance on imported supplies, but Singapore offers a model HK needs a fresh policy on water before ... to make it drinkable, we typically pay just HK$4.16 a tonne to consume it. What's more, our first 36 tonnes a year come free, and we pay nothing for the salt water supply we use to flush our ...




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