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  1. Mainland investors less keen on luxury H.K. flats

    Posted Sep 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sandy Li and Peggy Sito Demand by mainland investors for Hong Kong property is expected to soften further as credit-tightening and an uncertain global economic outlook dampen buying interest in luxury residential projects. Lee Wee Liat, regional head of property research at Samsung Securities, said interest from mainland buyers had waned in recent weeks due ...

  2. BUY luxury

    Posted Oct 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Experts expect luxury properties to weather the storm better than the mass market. 'Luxury properties are more price-resilient and I don't think the market will plunge unless ... address on housing. I believe the first segment to be affected will be the mass market, because its buffer for loan-to-value is only 70 or 80 per cent, whereas luxury property buyers have paid off ...

  3. APPETITE for luxury

    Posted Sep 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... by several financial institutions. According to Lam's estimate, price fluctuations in the rental and sale of luxury properties will be within a range of 5 per cent and things will stay murky ... Sandy Poon Recent data shows Hong Kong property buyers are quick to pick up a bargain. As home prices come under pressure due to internal and external factors, transactions have risen, ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - MAINLAND

    Demand to keep mainland property market buoyant, say bank analysts

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Demand to keep mainland market up Resilient end-user demand will continue to support mainland property market sales this year, after a rise in both sales ... measures to regulate the market, the analysts said. Data from investment bank Nomura's equity research team showed that the aggregate value of sales of private properties increased by 10 per ...

  5. Climbing rates may cool demand for luxury homes

    Posted Jul 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... funding costs from increasing rates would drive out property speculators. 'Speculative investors, who are an important part of the luxury market, rely on cheap funding. Now the funding ... said. 'But luxury property investors are no housewives. Many of them don't rely on Hong Kong financing. Rising interest rates wouldn't be a concern for them.' Mr Wong noted ...

  6. Business - Property - PROPERTY

    HKMA acts to cool property market after US launches QE3 stimulus

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu, Sandy Li and Olga Wong

    ... rules get tighter to cut risks Hong Kong's central bank moved to cool the city's overheating property market by making second mortgages harder to get, but some analysts are betting ... to the US dollar, local rates will remain low, underpinning the real estate market. The new measures, which mostly affect second-property buyers, were announced after the local stock market closed. ...

  7. Property prices head downhill

    Posted Jan 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Yvonne Liu and Paggie Leung Mass residential flat prices are expected to fall 10 to 15 per cent this year as housing supply continues to grow. Luxury properties worth more than HK$30 million will also see an adjustment of only 5 to 10 per cent, says Vincent Cheung, valuation and advisory director for Greater China at Cushman & Wakefield. In the office market, average rents ...

  8. Alarm at red-hot property prices

    Posted May 26th 2006, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... banking regulator has urged commercial banks to tighten mortgage lending for buyers of luxury properties. Housing prices in 70 large and medium cities rose 5.6 per cent year on year last month, ... for luxury properties and tighten up on mortgage lending for speculation. Prices of new government-subsidised housing rose an average 5.8 per cent last month, 1.5 percentage points faster than ...

  9. Property deals in HK climb to 31-month high

    Posted Sep 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Property sales in Hong Kong rose to a 31-month high last month but the market is expected to slow significantly as government cooling measures make buyers more cautious. ... by strong sales of luxury units in the primary market. There were 1,355 sales of homes valued at HK$10 million or above, representing growth of 47 per cent from July. Total values of luxury homes ...

  10. Credit history objectors could face property loan penalties

    Posted Apr 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... his best to safeguard people's privacy.' Earlier, in a move to curb speculation on luxury flats, the HKMA reduced the amount that banks can lend to buyers. Meena Datwani, ... The credit data sharing scheme was approved last week by the privacy commission, which accepted it would help stabilise the heated property market. Under the scheme, banks and other money lenders ...




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