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  1. News - China

    Chinese investors eye bankrupt house market in Detroit

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 01:51pm by Peony Lui

    ... and New York City. Apparently Detroit's plummeting home prices have become attractive to Chinese investors who have seen a hike in housing prices at home, according to a report by CCTV. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1195353/chinese-investors-eye-bankrupt-house-market-detroit
  2. News - Hong Kong - REAL ESTATE

    Space under flyovers could house young people, campaign suggests

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... housing gap Young people struggling with staggering property prices could live in shipping containers stacked beneath flyovers, a campaign has suggested. Pressure group Underneath Flyover Action ... temporary flats would not solve the city's housing problem in the long run. "To be honest, who wants to live under galvanised-iron roofs?" she asked. Merchant Ronald Chan noted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1150407/space-under-flyovers-could-house-young-people-campaign-suggests
  3. Business - Money - PROPERTY

    Scape house sale at HK$252m bucks sentiment

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com HK buyer gives market a boost after stamp duty keeps mainland purchasers out of luxury homes Scape house sale at HK$252m bucks sentiment A Hong Kong buyer has bucked the real estate market's weak sentiment by splashing out for a detached house on the city's south side. The buyer yesterday paid HK$252 million for a 5,051 square feet house ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1109388/scape-house-sale-hk252m-bucks-sentiment
  4. News - China

    Woman buys US$6.5m Manhattan apartment- for two-year-old daughter

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 03:36pm by Chris Luo

    ... The US has seen increasing numbers of Chinese investing in the real estate market in recent years. In Manhattan, home to some of America’s most expensive houses, Chinese buyers have become ... billion on house purchases in 2012, second only to Canadians, and they accounted for 11 per cent of all international transaction value. Brown also said that Chinese buyers currently accounted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1200206/woman-buys-us65m-manhattan-apartment-two-year-old-daughter
  5. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Demand from mainland buyers key to new long-term HK housing strategy

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Members of committee tasked with drawing up long-term housing plan for city say restrictions may have to be imposed to keep prices in check Mainland buyers key to homes strategy Hong Kong's first new long-term housing strategy in 14 years must take into account demand from mainland buyers to provide a basis for price-control measures, say members ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1045299/demand-mainland-buyers-key-new-long-term-hk-housing-strategy
  6. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Olympics 'distracted' buyers in Britain's housing market

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... viewing property," Miles Shipside, commercial director of Rightmove, said. Mortgage lender Halifax last week said the housing market was continuing to "tread water" as the economy ... House prices in London rose 0.3 per cent in September from August and were up 6.6 per cent from a year earlier. Monthly gains in the capital were led by Enfield, Redbridge and Ealing. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1040005/olympics-distracted-buyers-britains-housing-market
  7. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Investors flock to Britain's market for student rental housing

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... housing The 18-year-old will begin a course at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts this month, renting a room in a downtown student residence operated by Unite Group for about £100 ... student-housing operator in a deal valued at £840 million. "There's a real focus by big financial institutions on alternative real-estate assets that are less cyclical and more defensive," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1040007/investors-flock-britains-market-student-rental-housing
  8. Business - Property - HOUSING

    HK housing market not at risk of a bubble, says Jones Lang LaSalle

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... of a housing price bubble, and home prices should remain firm, supported by strong end-user demand and sound purchasing power, says property consultancy Jones Lang LaSalle. "The resilience ... on the housing sector released yesterday. Continued low unemployment, together with a substantial increase in the number of high-income households, provided ample real income to support residential ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1030290/hk-housing-market-not-risk-bubble-says-jones-lang-lasalle
  9. 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
  10. Business - China Business - PROPERTY

    Mainland house price rally continued in July

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Fifty of 70 major cities monitored saw increases, but analysts say falling trend to resume in coming months House price rally continued in July The mainland ... Centaline's chief executive for southern China, said major demand for housing was come from end-users at present. "However, recent economic figures were poor," he said. "End- users ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1018116/mainland-house-price-rally-continued-july

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