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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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. End of small-house policy can see Hong Kong become 'one place, one people'

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Territories has 90 per cent of the SAR's land resource. Lack of supply makes land expensive and housing built thereon far beyond the means of a large section of the community. The temptation ... The courageous announcement by Development Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor to end the small-house policy should be strongly supported by the new government and the community. ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Housing affordability ratio alarming for Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shanghai

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Thomas Lam

    ... 36 million subsidised apartments by 2015. However, since the supply of public housing is not expected to increase dramatically in the near future, we expect affordability of housing ... Thomas Lam Research shows that home prices in Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Shanghai have risen to levels that are out of reach to the general public Housing affordability ratio alarming ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Curtail Kuk over housing- experts

    Posted Apr 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com As the supply of land runs out in Hong Kong's rural areas, the city's top legal experts believe the government is entitled to curtail indigenous villagers' right to cheap land under the controversial small house policy. The policy has long been contentious and incoming chief executive Leung Chun-ying told the South China Morning Post ...

  8. Ex-artists' colony could house interim museum

    Posted Oct 31st 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... The government is looking for a historic building compound to house the interim 'M+' flagship museum, with the former government supplies depot being singled out as a suitable spot. Government ... Facilities of the West Kowloon Cultural District, said the site was large enough for exhibitions and experimental arts performances. A former club house of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club is close ...

  9. China to drive housing demand

    Posted Aug 13th 2003, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... in size,'' he said. Last month, Secretary for Housing Michael Suen Ming-yeung said the estimated supply in the private housing market was 79,000 units, adding that supply would fall to meet demand ... and housing agents. Property analysts and agents have widely divergent views on the market outlook. The optimists believe the property market will gradually pick up in the next 12 months, ...

  10. Public housing plan under fire as property prices fall

    Posted Oct 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Scheme exacerbates oversupply, say hard-hit developers A massive public housing scheme in Macau has run into delays and opposition amid falling property prices. The Macau government, which has promised to have 19,000 public housing flats completed by 2012, is caught between people pressing for cheaper homes and developers complaining about a property downturn. ...




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