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  1. News - Hong Kong - BUSINESS

    Government land supply tumbles to two-year low in third quarter

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:50am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Government land supply tumbles to two-year low The supply of land released by the government next quarter will hit a two-year low, and industry observers say ... flats. That's the lowest total since land for 1,500 flats was released for tender in the second quarter of 2012. Land made available this quarter should provide 2,100 flats. "It ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Increase in land supply helps small developers compete with big firms

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:11am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com An increase in land supply gives minor players a chance to compete with the bigger companies Small developers back with a bang Small developers are flocking back to government land sales after being edged out by property heavyweights over the past decade, with an increase in land supply giving them a fighting chance to elbow their way into the world's most ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Hong Kong chief executive urged do more on land supply and ease building costs

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 01:41am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com The chief executive is urged to draft a more comprehensive land supply programme and look at ways to control construction costs Supply seen as key ... in office, experts say Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying needs a more comprehensive land supply programme and should consider alternatives to control construction costs to ensure home prices ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Change way property is taxed to ease supply and prevent hoarding

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:22am by LETTERS

    ... owning multiple properties should be taxed to encourage them to sell; this would solve the problem of property hoarding and provide immediate supply. The government should also restrict land ... Change way property is taxed to ease supply and prevent hoarding Homes should be built and owned solely for people to live in and not as a means of making money, at least until ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Growing land supply likely to cool home market in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 01:22am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com HK home-seekers likely to postpone buying as construction starts on new flats hit record Growing land supply to cool market Government measures to cool the property market by increasing land supply are starting to bite, with construction starts on new flats reaching the highest level since 2004 even as fewer people are taking out mortgages for new ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    Rezoning hurdles slow residential land release

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 03:57pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... hurdles slow pace of land releases The government faces an uphill task in increasing land supply, with more than half of the residential sites in the land sale programme yet to complete ... if it wants to increase land supply. But it has run up against strong objection from District Council members and local residents in trying to do so. Nineteen of the 34 residential sites in the land ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - LAND SALES

    Demand for land in first-tier mainland cities remains strong

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 11:18am by Peggy Sito, Sophie Yu

    ... supply. "Developers always face competition for land in major cities such as Beijing," Zhang said, adding that the Shunyi site also drew bidding from players such as China Vanke and Poly ... Peggy Sito and Sophie Yu Sites in first-tier cities are still favoured by mainland developers as Modern Land and North Star snap up plot in Beijing sale Demand for land remains strong ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Hong Kong home completions rise with land supply

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 01:08am by Yvonne Liu

    ... completions rise with land supply The number of private flats to be built in Hong Kong this year is expected to climb to a nine-year high after the steady increase of land supply by the government ... "The response has been good. Hong Kong Island lacks land supply and the Shau Kei Wan site has sea view and involves a small investment. That's why it attracted many medium-sized and small ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - TOWN PLANNING

    Rezoning delays could thwart government’s plans to boost land supply

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 03:57pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... of real estate and construction at the University of Hong Kong. As part of its policy to increase land supply, the government began to earmark more sites in the rezoning process for the land sale ... parties, rezoning provokes objections. "The government is trying to increase land supply but it is facing many obstacles." Chau said he did not expect property prices to drop ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - MAINLAND

    China to boost land supply for housing in mega cities

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 05:24am by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Land supply for housing set for boost in mega cities The mainland will increase land supply for property development in mega cities this year, the land ministry said on Sunday, as the country's frothy housing market showed some initial signs of cooling down. The prospect of increased land supply is at odds with the interpretation placed ...




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