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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - BRICKS & MORTAR

    China can’t count on old tactics to revive property market

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 11:43am by Langi Chiang

    ... and among those worst hit by property oversupply. One after another, they reopened the door to ownership of multiple homes and allowed non-local residents to buy new flats. For these cities, ...

  2. Property - Comment - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Slow progress in housing reform adds to bubble fears in China

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 01:10am by Langi Chiang

    ... data about home ownership is vital. And that makes the ordinance the very first cornerstone of reform. The missed deadline indicates a lack of consensus among policymakers. The Ministry of Land ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Policymakers must heed homeowners seeking to upgrade

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 01:13am by Langi Chiang

    ... that the top leaders want to see in a realigned economy. A survey by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), a government think tank in Beijing, shows that home ownership rose to 93.5 per cent this year, up from 91.6 per cent two years ago. And 18.6 per cent own more than two homes- the proportion could be higher as people tend to under-report home ownership. When those surveyed were asked ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Hong Kong investors face cloudy prospect in UK property sector

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 01:07am by Peggy Sito

    ... foreigners who had lived in Britain for five years now faced buying, selling and occupation/ownership costs of 8.5 per cent of selling prices in London. Under the proposed regime, that will rise ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - BRICKS & MORTAR

    The big question for Generation Y: How can we buy a home?

    Posted Jul 16th 2013, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... a dream job and one in eight said their main wish was to have more money. Only one in nine young people said their dream was to travel around the world. The home ownership ambition ... HK$10,000 left. "A second-hand Home Ownership Scheme flat costs more than HK$3 million. If I use the 'green form' to buy the flat, I have to prepare a down payment of more than ...

  6. Business - Property - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Supply is the key to ending Hong Kong's housing problems, not policy change

    Posted Jul 09th 2013, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... flats in the secondary market- the Home Ownership Scheme (HOS). The chief executive said in July last year that 5,000 "white form" applicants- prospective buyers of subsidised units ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Left hand fights right hand to push home prices up

    Posted Jun 18th 2013, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... applicants" who would be able to buy second-hand Home Ownership Scheme (HOS) flats without paying the land premium, starting from this month. However, while the move may help these applicants own ...

  8. Property - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Timing in the market can be hit or myth for buyers

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Psychology of ownership may work against home-seekers when the data suggests caution Timing in the market can be hit or myth for buyers Is it the right time to buy? A reader ... about home ownership. One is that if you rent, you are throwing money away. Another myth is that a mortgage is a form of enforced saving. Of course, history tells us that buying a home in Hong ...

  9. Business - Property - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Frenzy over Greenview Villa vanishes

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... development launched under Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's administration and is part of the government's plan to increase supply in a bid to increase home ownership and make homes more ...

  10. Business - Property - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Upgraders left out in the housing cold

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... it would not place the limits on their own sites as it increased construction of Home Ownership Scheme flats. But the restrictions on MTR and URA sites continue. The doubling of stamp duty on some ...




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