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  1. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

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

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

    ... Joyce Ng and Yvonne Liu joyce.ng@scmp.com While officials blame 'tight' land supply for soaring property prices, developments that could ease the strain on housing are being held ... obstacles. "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." ...

  6. But does supply really matter?

    Posted Oct 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... saying there was insufficient housing supply then and rushed into buying flats,' he said. 'A lot of analysts who say oversupply is a problem to property prices actually have not experienced a boom. They did not see what was happening before 1997.' Mr Lam said housing supply fell short of demand as the government suspended land sales. Increasing domestic demand alone ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Market forces mean home prices are likely to carry on climbing

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... to buying flats. At the same time more newcomers who have witnessed the sharp rise in property prices and stable rental income would be tempted to invest. As for housing supply, new home supply ... of their flats has increased significantly. Given the tight housing supply, strong structural demand for property, and currency depreciation, I do not see property prices being curbed by the present ...

  8. Housing price releases still lack transparency: minister

    Posted May 31st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... resumption of sales of Home Ownership Scheme flats. He insisted the government would not sell the remaining flats before 2007, to maintain a stable housing supply. ... Cheung Chi-fai Announcing home prices just an hour before the start of internal sales is not enough to increase transparency, the housing chief said yesterday. Michael Suen ...

  9. Smaller-scale land sale planned by government

    Posted Sep 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to boost home supply in the face of uncertain interest from developers. The latest batch of land sales- outlined yesterday by Secretary for Development Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor- means housing ... in the financial year that ends in March. 'I have to emphasise that our land supply policy is to satisfy Hong Kong people's demand for housing and ensure the healthy development of the property ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Housing medicine not curing the problem

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by Gordon Tse

    ... Kong's status as a free market. To deal with the end-users' needs, the government has made a big stride forward. Housing supply is increasing and 65,000 new homes will be available ... to absorb the tonnes of cash flowing into the housing market is still to increase housing supply. The number of private and HOS flats in the pipeline may be enough to deal with the demand for three ...




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