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  1. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Bid to increase HK housing supply by making factory conversions easier

    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... buildings into "transitional accommodation" to help the housing supply. These dwellings will be for rent and not for sale for at least 10 years. Elaborating on one of the 10 short-term ... of the property. While sales are not allowed, there is no control on the rents to be charged or who the flats can be let to. "We are not using private property to provide subsidised housing. We have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1031836/bid-increase-hk-housing-supply-making-factory-conversions-easier
  2. Pledge to boost supply of low-cost housing

    Posted Oct 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The supply of low-cost and subsidised housing will increase significantly in the next three years and that should help dampen the property market, said Vice-Minister ... families in cities. 'We expect that the supply of low-cost and subsidised housing will see a significant increase in the coming three years,' Mr Qiu was quoted by China News Service ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/612108/pledge-boost-supply-low-cost-housing
  3. Flats data demolishes housing supply fears

    Posted Nov 20th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... at improving the transparency of the supply side of the private housing market. 'We are putting up some hard figures here, including the actual number of new units under construction as well ... Chloe Lai Government figures show decline in construction but 63,000 units available The residential property market has an abundance of supply- with 15,000 completed flats still unsold, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/478839/flats-data-demolishes-housing-supply-fears
  4. A supply solution

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... of a supply-side strategy to provide an economic lever. A new long-term housing strategy should be formulated to address the housing needs of both grass-roots and middle-class families, through the supply ... Anthony Cheung At this time of spiralling housing prices, fuelling demand for expanding both rental and for-sale public housing, it is worth revisiting the history of public housing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/738844/supply-solution
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/969347/rise-land-supply-wont-drag-prices-down
  6. Cost, not supply, is the problem

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is not a problem. But price is. In the rush to knock down and redevelop, China's developers have priced the great majority of the population out of the housing equation. Most people simply cannot ... ministry and the 50,000 developers that now jostle for land and profits to invest more on low-cost housing. Government-backed developers may heed the national call but others are concentrating ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/547036/cost-not-supply-problem
  7. Guangdong land supply grows 12pc

    Posted May 31st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ..., it maintained the increase could 'properly' expand the land supply for private housing projects and stabilise housing prices. The department's announcement followed the State ... for commercial developments, a day after the central government issued tighter curbs on the housing market. The department said 4,306 hectares would be available in Guangdong this year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/550918/guangdong-land-supply-grows-12pc
  8. Property supply updates aimed at increasing market openness

    Posted Nov 17th 2004, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... up or talk down the property market.' There have been arguments over the past year on the supply of residential property in Hong Kong. Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands Michael ... Peggy Sito Regular updates on property supply are to be provided by the government from this week to increase market transparency. The administration hopes the centralised statistics ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/478497/property-supply-updates-aimed-increasing-market-openness
  9. Fresh supply needed as UK market peaks

    Posted Mar 31st 2004, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... Barker Review, published earlier this month, which found that housing supply must be increased to stabilise the country's runaway sales market. The report was commissioned last year ... at residentialinvestoralert.com, said Britain would not necessarily experience a Hong Kong-style property market crash if housing supply was increased. Rather, it was a sign of a future bust. The Hong Kong housing market ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/450413/fresh-supply-needed-uk-market-peaks
  10. Demand outstrips supply

    Posted Jul 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kenneth Ko Luxury residential leasing interest in central Mid-Levels continues to gain pace, with an increasing number of expatriates arriving in Hong Kong and a tight supply of available ... month.' Chong says luxury rents in the district have jumped by about 10 per cent in the first six months of this year and this trend is expected to continue, given the scarcity in supply. Brisk ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/974781/demand-outstrips-supply

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