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  1. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Public-flat funding 'no longer works'

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 04:48am by FANNY WF FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Housing Authority can no longer raise enough money from selling subsidised flats to build more homes for rental, minister admits Public-flat funding ... minister said yesterday. Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung was speaking after an analysis by a housing policy scholar and authority member showed that sales of new Home Ownership Scheme flats ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1531043/public-flat-funding-no-longer-works
  2. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    High management fees likely for single-block developments, say property specialists

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:42am by Olga Wong

    ... flats. This warning came from property specialists yesterday after it was disclosed that buyers of Home Ownership Scheme (HOS) flats in a remote Lantau town would pay management fees almost equal ... a square foot, is higher than the HK$3 per sq ft paid at luxury Pok Fu Lam estate Bel-Air. The Housing Authority, which runs the Tai O project, said the high cost was due to a small number of flats ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1558541/high-management-fees-likely-single-block-developments-say-property
  3. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    300 buyers compete per flat in Lantau scheme

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:49am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Former public rental units offered to buyers too well-off to qualify for public rental homes 300 buyers compete per flat in Lantau scheme More than 10,000 ... housing projects," Chau said, referring to opposition to its development plans. In February last year, the Housing Authority proposed converting one 12-storey public rental block ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1539828/300-buyers-compete-flat-lantau-scheme
  4. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    24 sites reserved for public housing sold to developers, says report

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... was published that the decisions were made due to a "host of factors", and the government pledged to provide sufficient land in return to meet production targets. The Housing Authority also ... by the demolition of old public housing estates, the Housing Authority still returned three sites to the government in 2013, the report said. Leong said the committee also criticised the fact ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550584/24-sites-reserved-public-housing-sold-developers-says-report
  5. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Housing Authority finance chief says task force proposals are ‘unrealistic’

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 11:27am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... As a self-financing statutory body, the authority draws revenue from the sale of Home Ownership Scheme (HOS) flats, rent from public housing, and income from commercial leasing and investment. But concern has ... Authority to consider for coping with its funding needs". "While the government has to ensure that there will be sufficient funding for the Housing Authority to achieve the housing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1453093/housing-authority-chief-says-task-force-proposals-are-unrealistic
  6. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Plans for flats on two Tai Po sites rejected

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by BRIAN YAP, Olga Wong

    ... to obstructing views of existing estates. Two of the three sites were widely rejected at a Tai Po District Council meeting, dealing a setback to the Housing Authority, the government's developer ... Road East and Chung Nga Road West, to yield 1,690 homes, drew opposition from most of the councillors. They said the authority failed to include in its latest project report a thorough ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550583/plans-flats-two-tai-po-sites-rejected
  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    Grand Sun proposes trust fund to build affordable homes for young

    Posted May 28th 2014, 05:08am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li in Nanjing sandy.li@scmp.com Trust fund mooted for low-cost homes Mainland developer Grand Sun Real Estate may not be big in Nanjing but it earned overnight fame after ... an initial sum of 30 per cent or 300,000 yuan if they want a unit costing 1 million yuan. "They can chip in the 30 per cent initial payment as a shareholder of the scheme," Sun said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1520045/grand-sun-proposes-trust-fund-build-affordable-homes-young
  8. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Developers may get revised guidelines urging clarity on fixed windows

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 05:06am by Olga Wong, SAMUEL CHAN

    ... design theirs with removable handles. All four developers had promised the town planners and lands authorities that their "fixed windows" would be closed. In the Trinity and Providence ... illustrations. They must also mention such windows in sales brochures, but can do so in a note. The Sales of First-hand Residential Properties Authority, set up in April last year, said it might advise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1543207/developers-may-get-revised-guidelines-urging-clarity-fixed-windows
  9. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Public flat tenants face 10pc rent rise

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Public flat tenants facing 10pc rent rise Public housing tenants will be asked to help relieve the Housing Authority's financial burden with a rent increase of almost 10 per cent, if an authority committee approves the plan tomorrow. A government source says the authority's deficit for this financial year will be slashed from HK$1.7 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545118/housing-authority-set-increase-rents-public-flats-10-cent
  10. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    An open-and-shut case? Not for some homebuyers

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 05:06am by Olga Wong

    ... of its brochure to find out which flats have fixed windows- and that's provided they know what to look for. Even a veteran building surveyor was floored by a Post challenge to locate ... no obvious fixed windows. But a spokeswoman for Cheung Kong said the windows were there- with their removable handles, which she said looked like normal ones. Buyers of Providence Bay in Pak Shek ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1543200/open-and-shut-case-not-some-homebuyers

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