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  1. Housing supply weighs on market

    Posted Oct 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Peggy Sito, Yvonne Liu

    ... due to a big surge in new housing projects to be launched before the end of the year. 'Generally, secondary market prices will be more or less under pressure when a flood of first-hand ... said. The latest note of uncertainty in the industry follows months of a strong consensus among analysts that Hong Kong's mass housing market would continue on an uninterrupted strong ...

  2. Housing supply concerns unsettle property plays

    Posted Jun 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Anette Jonsson Hong Kong blue chips finished slightly lower in thin volumes yesterday as worries over new housing supply weighed on property stocks. Worries that demand for China-related ... five big housing projects with more than 13,600 flats up for tender next year, falling 0.81 per cent to $61.25. Worries that the additional supply would stall the current price recovery also ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Lack of supply will drive up housing prices in Beijing

    Posted Nov 17th 2004, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Beijing's residential market will face a sharp fall in new supply over the next two years following the central government's prohibition on private land sales, which has ... Consultants' Beijing office director Dickson Wong Hung said home prices in Beijing had increased only 10 per cent this year. He said insufficient new residential supply and rising demand driven ...

  5. Beijing housing prices pegged down by supply

    Posted Oct 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... credit-tightening policy, Beijing has experienced only modest price growth. Market watchers have attributed the difference to sufficient supply in the capital and active investment activity in Shanghai. ... growth in the first nine months. Although the demand for housing has been increasing in Beijing, with total residential sales rising 27.3 per cent in the first nine months according to official ...

  6. Rise in land supply won't drag prices down

    Posted Jun 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... sizes and numbers. He said the government was reducing the sites' plot ratios- the floor area of buildings erected on them- and housing supply was therefore unlikely to increase ... The government has released some sites with size restrictions attached and plans to release more in the current financial year to increase the supply of small and medium-sized flats and curb the rapid ...

  7. Sales in secondary market surge on limited new supply

    Posted Oct 10th 2007, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... of second-hand homes continue to grow, according to estate agents. Amid limited new supply and increased demand, a total of 561 purchases of second-hand homes at 50 major housing estates were reported ... confidence in the housing market, spurred by such factors as cheap mortgage, sound economy and low unemployment rate. Mr Lau said the limited supply of new flats also pushed homebuyers ...

  8. New supply plan

    Posted Jul 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung, Secretary for Transport and Housing, says the government plans to supply 20,000 units per year in the private property sector over the coming years, though that is not a fixed target. Cheung says the government will help with the stable and healthy development of the property market by increasing land supply, while building up a land reserve ...

  9. New flats supply forecast lowered

    Posted Mar 14th 2008, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... earlier prediction of 16,000 units and just 510 more than last year's decade-low supply of 10,470 units. The tight supply has helped residential prices in the secondary market to leap 21 per cent last year from 2006, while rents rose 15 per cent. Although the government agency predicted that supply of completed units would increase to 12,670 next year, that level still would ...

  10. 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 ...




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