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  1. Ask our experts

    Posted May 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the size of mortgage loans relative to the value of the home. Hong Kong has also targeted the creation of 30,000 to 40,000 public housing units this year, versus an earlier target of 20,000. ... need to monitor recent rises in mortgage rates. If people are looking to buy for investment purposes, she says, the narrowing of rental yield over the mortgage financing cost could make ...

  2. Economic boom pushes Hongkongers to top of the international optimism league

    Posted Jan 01st 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... amid the continuing crisis over assets linked to subprime mortgages- home loans to people with poor credit histories- have dampened the outlook for global growth this year. ...

  3. Split arts hub into property and cultural projects

    Posted Dec 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are reluctant to consider risks more than 10 years ahead (individual mortgage loans excepted). The administration and Legco need to exercise extreme caution in proceeding with a project ...

  4. Ship crew rules a boost for rivals

    Posted Aug 11th 2010, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... for the non-payment of loans or mortgages. The time between a ship being arrested and sold through the High Court's bailiff office can be six or seven months. But under the Immigration Ordinance, ...

  5. We must work together to haul city out of this economic crisis

    Posted Feb 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I find it difficult to agree with those people who argue that the Hong Kong government should help property owners suffering from negative equity. These people should have assessed their own ability to make repayments when they applied for their mortgage and the lending bank should have considered whether it should approve the loan to them. I listened to a radio phone-in ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Jun 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... reputation Mass foreclosing of homes in the US is a daily happening for owners who fell behind in their mortgage payment. It is part of the rules of the game of capitalism that terms of lending are honoured. With a home mortgage, the terms are agreed between lender and home owner. The foreclosing of the Tatami Hampton Hotel in Mong Kok, because of an unpaid loan, was similar to the mortgage ...

  7. Volume slump foreshadows slide in HK property prices

    Posted Nov 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... They point out that as commercial demand for loans has risen, Hong Kong's banks have been able to raise the interest rates they charge on new mortgages, even without an increase in underlying ... As the developed world's economic recovery has run into sand, mainland China has tightened its monetary policy, and interest rates for new Hong Kong mortgages have edged higher, buyers have started ...

  8. Luxury market's speedy rebound

    Posted Jul 17th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Frew Mcmillan

    ... in Hong Kong were not as aggressive as western counterparts in lending. It was not possible to buy a property without putting money down and, although mortgage insurance was available ... to two years. So long-term prospects look more certain, with AREA expecting broad Asian property recovery next year. Banks in Hong Kong slashed loan-to-valuation ratios in the last three months ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Aug 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a mandatory period or in the event of an emergency. This could enable me to wait for a fair offer for my apartment instead of breaking my mortgage and selling if off or having to turn to a loan shark ...

  10. Tobacco control a cause worth fighting for

    Posted Dec 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a mortgage to anyone over the age of 50, regardless of their creditworthiness. I had several long-standing business and personal accounts at Standard Chartered in 1998 and was turned down flat when I applied for a mortgage. Checking around, I discovered that no other bank would accept my application either, due to 'monetary authority guidelines'. Eventually, however, Hong Kong ...




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