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  1. 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
  2. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Public housing to account for 60pc of new flat supply

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... to account for 60pc of new flat supply Public housing will take up 60 per cent of new residential supply in the next decade, from the current 50-50 share with private flats. The marked change ... take a more active role and do more in providing public housing." Cheung said the ratio of public to private housing in new supply in the next 10 years would be 60 per cent to 40 per cent, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1290786/public-housing-account-60pc-new-flat-supply
  3. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Bid to increase HK housing supply by making factory conversions easier

    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... buildings into "transitional accommodation" to help the housing supply. These dwellings will be for rent and not for sale for at least 10 years. Elaborating on one of the 10 short-term ... of the property. While sales are not allowed, there is no control on the rents to be charged or who the flats can be let to. "We are not using private property to provide subsidised housing. We have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1031836/bid-increase-hk-housing-supply-making-factory-conversions-easier
  4. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    'Non-elderly' singles may get priority for rental flats

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng and Dennis Chong

    ... Committee will decide whether to extend the pledge to cover the non-elderly singles. "Given the tight supply of new public housing units, the suggestion is to extend the pledge in phases, so ... Joyce Ng and Dennis Chong 'Non-elderly' singles may get priority for rental flats A high-level housing committee will meet today to discuss ways to allow middle-aged single ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1201424/non-elderly-singles-may-get-priority-rental-flats
  5. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    24 sites reserved for public housing sold to developers, says report

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Public housing land sold to developers: report Despite long queues for public housing and a shortage of land, 24 plots of land originally reserved for public housing were returned to the government between 2001 and 2013 and eventually sold to developers or converted to other uses. A report released by the Legislative Council Public Accounts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550584/24-sites-reserved-public-housing-sold-developers-says-report
  6. Business - Property - HOUSING

    Supply of new homes in Hong Kong to remain tight in 2013

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung paggie.leung@scmp.com Despite a jump in building work on new flats, completions still well short of government target New homes supply to remain tight The supply of new private housing is expected to remain tight this year, property experts say, although the number of flats on which construction began or was completed rose last year. Figures from the Transport ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1136312/supply-new-homes-hong-kong-remain-tight-2013
  7. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Antony Leung warns rising interest rates could derail flat supply boost

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... fiasco 'at risk of recurring' Former financial secretary Antony Leung Kam-chung says the government's plan to boost the housing supply could flood the market with more flats than ... of the Executive Council from 1997 who was named financial secretary in 2001, said the new administration was right to address the city's housing problem by increasing supply. But he was worried about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1142179/antony-leung-warns-rising-interest-rates-could-derail-flat-supply
  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    Strong bidding for Xiamen land points to continued home price rises

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 02:52am by Sandy Li

    ... on home purchases took effect three years ago. Bucking the trend of other third-tier cities such as Yantai in Shandong, which are suffering from housing gluts as transactions fall, Xiamen developers have seen brisk sales even without offering discounts due to short supply and pent-up demand from non-local residents. "Home prices have surged 30 per cent in the past 12 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1555915/strong-bidding-xiamen-land-points-continued-home-price
  9. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Retired civil servants offer housing estates to ease land shortage

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Homes built by co-ops for retirees could provide land on which to build 19,000 flats Take our housing estates, ex-civil servants tell C.Y. More than 100 retired civil servants yesterday urged the government to redevelop their co-operative housing estates, which officials say can generate 19,000 medium-sized flats. "[Chief Executive] Leung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1136856/retired-civil-servants-offer-housing-estates-ease-land-shortage
  10. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    MTR Corp not pulling its weight on housing needs, says Paul Chan

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 11:37pm by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong and Yvonne Liu Government should not be only one trying to boost housing supply, says development chief, pushing plan for public flats on light-rail site MTR not pulling its weight: Paul Chan The development chief yesterday accused the MTR of not doing enough to help solve the city's housing shortage. "The MTR Corp has not launched a single project ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1436680/mtr-corp-not-pulling-its-weight-housing-needs-says-paul-chan

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