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  1. Abundant land supply key to mainland property prices

    Posted Nov 18th 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... years, she forecast. 'Both local and overseas demand for housing in the first-tier cites is strong. The relatively limited supply may not meet that strong demand.' According ... in mind that a plentiful supply of land in the country could have a bearing on the future price performance of property assets. Brokerage CLSA interviewed major players in both the Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/698673/abundant-land-supply-key-mainland-property-prices
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/430379/does-supply-really-matter
  3. Sustainable housing policy a priority for restructured government bureaus

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for a sustainable housing policy for Hong Kong. We should strike a balance between the development of sufficient supply annually of public housing- both rental and for sale- and of sufficient supply ... and Housing Bureau to be combined into a new Housing, Planning and Lands Bureau for the purposes of better co-ordination and more efficiency. Recently at a trade luncheon, a lady sitting near me said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003241/sustainable-housing-policy-priority-restructured-government-bureaus
  4. Poor rating for public housing service

    Posted Apr 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Maggie Tam Public housing officials offer the city's least satisfactory government service, according to a Hong Kong Research Association's random telephone survey of 1,662 people this month. Rubbish recycling and public health care services are rated the next two least satisfactory items while the highest ratings cover electricity, water supplies and emergency ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/966377/poor-rating-public-housing-service
  5. C.Y.'s housing plan falls flat on credibility

    Posted Jan 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jake van der Kamp Chief executive hopeful Leung Chun-ying suggests limiting the sales of new flats to Hong Kong residents, as part of his land policy proposal to increase land supply ... supply measures that will take a long time to have an effect. Property lotteries will not stop prices from rising, nor will xenophobia. But they have often done wonders for populist political ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/989778/cys-housing-plan-falls-flat-credibility
  6. Let market determine housing policy: experts

    Posted Jul 14th 2004, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... not impose policies to interfere in the market,' HSBC analyst Derek Cheung said. In 1997, the government imposed a large-scale housing plan to produce an annual supply of 85,000 flats in line ... the government has given up its previous approach by suspending government subsidised housing and letting the property market run itself,' Mr Hui said. Instead of controlling flat supply, industrial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/463007/let-market-determine-housing-policy-experts
  7. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    No ban yet on outsiders buying flats in HK

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong, Sandy Li, Yvonne Liu, Joyce Ng

    ... land supply and speeding up land premium deals. Sun Hung Kai Properties deputy managing director Victor Lui Ting said the measure would not affect the company's property sales. "Less than 10 per cent of the buyers in our new projects over the past 12 months are mainlanders," he said. "Most of them are local people with business in the mainland." Housing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1026643/no-ban-yet-outsiders-buying-flats-hk
  8. Out of control

    Posted Jun 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The present market imbalance is more than simply one of a shortage of land supply. The ultimate movements in housing prices depend on the supply and demand of built units. Land supply is, at the same ... policy. It is time to embark on a new long-term housing strategy which incorporates measures to target problems on both the supply and demand sides. Supply measures should include regular land ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/970572/out-control
  9. WINDS of change

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... The government may increase housing supply to prevent prices going up further.' Lying ahead is a host of thorny issues for Leung in public and private housing sectors. Average private housing prices ... conducting regular assessments of demand, ensuring adequate supply of land, building more public rental housing and assisting middle-income households to buy their own homes. Among specific measures ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004567/winds-change
  10. Jobs boost amid building spree

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the pipeline, will keep the city's construction and real estate professionals busy. Share Tai-ki, immediate past president of the Hong Kong Institute of Housing (HKIH), says the government's housing policy proposals, and the plan to increase land supply, indicate the existing number of property management professionals is far from sufficient to satisfy future market demand. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006708/jobs-boost-amid-building-spree

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