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  1. Land supply rises to meet housing target

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Land supply is being increased to meet the ambitious housing target set by chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying, who takes office in two weeks. Secretary ... Che. Instead, it will adopt the traditional approach in which the government resumes private land to be sold later to developers to ensure future housing projects can be delivered faster. ...

  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 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Losing the plot: is 'tight' land supply just a myth?

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Yvonne Liu

    ... While officials blame 'tight' land supply for soaring property prices, developments that could ease the strain on housing are being held back When officials keep on saying ... "They would prefer officials to take real action to speed up housing supply," Li said. "Otherwise they'll easily fall short of whatever housing target they set." However, ...

  4. Housing supply to grow, property agency says

    Posted Jan 29th 2010, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu The city's housing supply is expected to increase significantly since developers became active in land acquisitions in October, Midland Realty says. The listed property ... units could come on the market by the end of October. Only 7,200 new homes were completed last year, according to research by the Transport and Housing Bureau. This supply was 18 per cent down ...

  5. Property - BRICKS AND MORTAR

    Beware of drowning as property policy changes the tide

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Buyers run risks if they fail to factor in plan by chief executive to boost housing supply Beware of drowning as property policy changes the tide If transaction volume ... aside assurances that housing supply increase and so pressure on prices would ease, buyers stormed into the market after the speech and many sellers reportedly raised their asking prices ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Overriding policy, not piecemeal measures, needed on land supply

    Posted Feb 19th 2013, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Land policy lacksoverriding vision All manner of innovative ways have been proposed by Hong Kong's government to increase land supply for housing. The latest take aim ... appears more like desperation than the result of careful planning. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has made housing a priority and his administration understandably wants to show ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - RESIDENTIAL

    High prices peg back Hong Kong home sales despite rise in supply

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by SANDY LI AND PAGGIE LEUNG

    ... in secondary market Homeowner Winnie Cheung has no intention of profiting by selling her apartment in the blue-chip housing estate of Taikoo Shing in Quarry Bay, even though its value has risen by some ... but the money they received was hardly enough to buy a similar-sized flat in Taikoo Shing. "They ended up either buying smaller flats in the same housing estate or moving to a less convenient ...


    Posted Jan 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The government is to sell five low-density residential sites by tender in the first quarter, providing 430 new homes. They are in Repulse Bay, Clearwater Bay, Peng Chau, Tuen Mun and Ap Lei Chau. Together with projects by West Rail, the Urban Renewal Authority, the Housing Society and private urban-redevelopment projects, more than 20,000 residential units will have been ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    The limitations of government may sell us a pup on housing

    Posted Jan 20th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp The limitations of government may sell us a pup on housing "Supply shortage lies at the heart of the prevailing housing problem … the public and private sectors ... when the two of them heartily endorsed measures started by former governor Chris Patten to bring about a massive increase in housing supply. It looked to be the way of beating down a property ...




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