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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Sites behind flats boost smaller than tennis court

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... measures 611 square metres. Tam said: "The two sites are so small and cannot contribute much to housing supply. We believe they should be zoned for community use, like parks, as a buffer area ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Sites behind flats boost smaller than tennis court At least two of the building sites touted by the government as the answer to easing the city's housing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1173789/sites-behind-flats-boost-smaller-tennis-court
  4. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Leung pledges more homes

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by LAUREN HO, Phila Siu

    ... the short, medium and long-term supply of public and private housing and maintain a stable property market. "Since [the policy address] we have successfully increased the plot ratio of four ... Lauren Ho and Phila Siu He is more determined than his predecessors to tackle the city's housing woes, he says Leung pledges more homes More public and subsidised housing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1137377/leung-pledges-more-homes
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. News - China - HOUSING

    China to boost availability of affordable homes, says Xi Jinping

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 06:46pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing China will increase the supply of land for homes and spend more on affordable housing projects, President Xi Jinping said in remarks reported on Wednesday, ... various problems in the housing market,” the official Xinhua news agency quoted Xi as saying in a politburo meeting on Tuesday. “We should make every effort to increase housing supply while ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1343801/china-boost-availability-affordable-homes-says-xi-jinping
  9. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Above-35 singles may get priority in public rental flats

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Amy Nip

    ... several old housing estates to accommodate more flats on the sites. Meanwhile, the government signalled its willingness to increase public housing supply after it identified suitable sites from ... reduce private housing supply and push up property prices. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1081039/above-35-singles-may-get-priority-public-rental-flats
  10. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Land supply enough for years to come

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... for years to come' The amount of vacant government land could be enough to support the city's housing supply for four years, the latest official figures suggest. The Development Bureau ... the government's plan to develop three new towns in the New Territories to increase housing supply. But a bureau spokesman said yesterday: "We want to tell people that it is not true ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1063506/land-supply-enough-years-come

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