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  1. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Rental component in housing plan for Hong Kong middle class may be dropped

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Rental component of a proposed rent-or-buy programme for middle class could be dropped to satisfy pent-up demand to acquire property Sandwich class plan may drop rent part Housing minister Anthony Cheung Bing-leung said a new rent-or-buy housing programme for the middle class could be reviewed in the upcoming long-term housing strategy. In response ...

  2. News - China Insider - HOUSING

    Younger generation in Beijing increasingly dependent on parents for housing, poll says

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 06:22pm by Chris Luo

    ... up by the Beijing government, showing that only a small number is benefitting from the government-subsidised housing scheme that aims to ease the housing burden of the city’s middle ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Call to scrap middle-income housing purchase scheme

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kcng@scmp.com Plan to help middle-income families own homes by offering them discounts on flats will push up property prices, lawmakers say Call to scrap homes purchase scheme A handful of lawmakers have called for the abolition of a scheme- widely praised last year- aimed at helping middle-income families buy used flats under the home ownership scheme (HOS). ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Misery for poor as Hong Kong landlords cram more families into tiny subdivided flats

    Posted Sep 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang, Stuart Lau

    ... in substandard flats. Soco's organiser Gordon Chick Kui-wai said the survey found many living in these flats were single, middle-aged men and working-class families who could not get public housing. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Buyers in new development not so keen to rent flats for elderly relatives

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 04:29am by Stuart Lau and Fanny W. Y. Fung

    ... with their parents in a flat they bought instead. Second, their siblings might already be taking care of their parents. He believed the demand for estates targeting middle-income families with younger ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    1,000 extra flats may be squeezed into Kai Tak site, says Paul Chan Mo-po

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 05:07am by Candy Chan

    ... the Legislative Council yesterday. Public consultation on the findings of the study will be sought in the middle of next year, when it is expected to be completed, Chan said. The Civil Engineering ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Cooling measures 'not negotiable'

    Posted Sep 15th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... the cooling measures. Cheung claimed the city's housing problems had widened social divisions and exacerbated class tensions. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Home loans 'not on the cards for first-time buyers'

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong, Thomas Chan

    ... to offer loans to first-time buyers in one to two years when flat supply was sufficient, easing the burden of large mortgages among the middle class. He also suggested increasing the number ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Buyers keen on subsidised flat scheme

    Posted Jul 13th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Buyers keen on subsidised flat scheme The new scheme giving middle-income earners the chance to buy a subsidised flat in the secondary market without having ... to be offered only to public tenants. Under the revised scheme that began this year, middle-income homebuyers who are renting private flats are also allowed to participate. The second-batch of 2,500 ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Buildings Department rethinks tenement plan

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 02:41pm by Olga Wong and Samuel Chan

    ... yesterday by postponing the demolition of what it classes as dangerous balconies, while the whole building is investigated. But residents and shop owners at 51 Kai Ming Street are still angry ...




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