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  1. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Rising supply, waning demand cool United States house bidding wars

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 05:12am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in New York An increase in supply of homes and rise in mortgage rates have between them brought an end to the surge in prices in US housing market House bidding wars on the wane Mike Imgarten witnessed a frenzy of demand and a dearth of stock during a two-month house hunt in Sacramento, California. Fearing he would pay too much after a surge in prices, he said he took ...

  2. Resources and energy supply hold key to strength of housing market

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Liu Zuoyi, cement industry Resources and energy sustainability will be the keys to healthy development in the housing market, says the China Cement Association, a body representing thousands of cement producers on the mainland. 'Insufficient [land] and energy could pose problems for the housing sector as the area is as equally resource intensive as the steel ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Public housing to account for 60pc of new flat supply

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... to account for 60pc of new flat supply Public housing will take up 60 per cent of new residential supply in the next decade, from the current 50-50 share with private flats. The marked change ... take a more active role and do more in providing public housing." Cheung said the ratio of public to private housing in new supply in the next 10 years would be 60 per cent to 40 per cent, ...

  4. Business - Property - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Supply is the key to ending Hong Kong's housing problems, not policy change

    Posted Jul 09th 2013, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy sito Pre-sale period lengthening designed to create impression of more residential units Supply is key to ending housing problems, not policy tricks Is Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying successfully convincing the public that his administration can provide enough affordable housing? Over the past two weeks, the government has announced a series of policies including ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Underground may be the way to go in solving Hong Kong's housing woes

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 12:00am by LEE CHACK-FAN

    ... Lee Chack-fan It worked for HKU, which freed up space for campus by moving reservoirs into caverns Going underground may solve our housing woes For six or seven years, local universities ... buildings. The three buildings, housing the arts, social sciences and law faculties, make up HKU's new Centennial Campus. And much to the surprise of many, the campus actually looks nice ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Retired civil servants offer housing estates to ease land shortage

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Homes built by co-ops for retirees could provide land on which to build 19,000 flats Take our housing estates, ex-civil servants tell C.Y. More than 100 retired civil servants yesterday urged the government to redevelop their co-operative housing estates, which officials say can generate 19,000 medium-sized flats. "[Chief Executive] Leung ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    'Rigid' demand for homes is more of a marketing myth than reality

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHUNG

    ... While the human need for accommodation tends to be rigid, the need to buy a home is not. It is comparatively flexible, or "elastic" to use economics terminology. ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Hong Kong home prices stay firm on high building costs, strong demand

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 01:38am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com New private housing supply seen reaching 8-year high of 73,000, near government target Prices stay firm on high costs, strong demand High construction costs and strong demand are seen keeping property prices high although new private housing supply over the next three to four years is set to push inventory to an eight-year high, analysts say. Figures ...

  9. Housing starts highest in 8 years

    Posted Jul 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... the government increased land supply to cool down the overheated property market. Transport and Housing Bureau data yesterday showed construction of a total of 10,200 new flats started in the first six ... but also close to the total of 10,300 flats started in all of last year. Although housing supply is increasing, Lee Wee Liat, head of property research at BNP Paribas Securities, said the city ...

  10. Two more residential sites put out for tender

    Posted Jan 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... yesterday released research on new housing supply. There were 10,000 flats under construction at the end of 2011, 23 per cent fewer than the 13,000 flats a year earlier. The number of flats under ... that new housing supply is likely to remain at a relatively low level. 'It takes at least three years to develop the sites,' Chan said. 'We won't see the impact ...




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