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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Why bother inspecting a Hong Kong investment flat?

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 05:25am by Alex Lo

    ... was marketing the Tai Po development. Prospective buyers had to sign a "no-viewing agreement" because the company said flats were still being completed and it would be unsafe to take people to the construction site. This has upset the Sales of First-hand Residential Properties Authority. Under the Residential Properties (First-hand Sales) Ordinance, developers are required to let buyers see ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1557023/why-bother-inspecting-hong-kong-investment-flat
  2. Seller strikes a pose to help her flat stand out from the rest

    Posted Dec 27th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Property markets across the mainland have crashed and people are desperately offloading flats. So one pretty owner desperate to get rid of hers in Beijing has come up ... property advertising genre has arrived to help boost plunging mainland property markets. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/665045/seller-strikes-pose-help-her-flat-stand-out-rest
  3. Why we are forever blowing bubbles

    Posted Aug 20th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... the main target of monetary policy while ignoring asset prices, as reflected in the stock and property markets. These tendencies were taken to extremes with Alan Greenspan who, as US Federal ... this phenomenon was written by US economist Homer Hoyt, but it has an unfortunate title, One Hundred Years of Land Values in Chicago, published in 1933. Hoyt points out that stock and property markets ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690151/why-we-are-forever-blowing-bubbles
  4. Quotes of the Week

    Posted Nov 21st 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... on the state of the Hong Kong property market ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/698966/quotes-week
  5. When the rich applaud the rich

    Posted Jul 15th 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... It was a congratulatory note for the Cheuk Nang Holdings boss being named a sponsor and guest speaker at an official conference on the mainland property market to be held in Shenzhen later this month. Mr Chao ... with Alex Lo No longer just a playboy tycoon, Cecil Chao Sze-tsung is now certifiable as a fully fledged property tycoon. How else can you explain this full-page advertisement (pictured), ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/556682/when-rich-applaud-rich
  6. Borrowing heavily on history... and learning nothing from it

    Posted Feb 17th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... property market over the weekend is highly instructive and makes me glad we live in risk-averse Hong Kong, at least when it comes to esoteric doomsday mortgage products. It seems when regular folks and market pros use the words 'property market', they are talking about completely different animals, maybe even entirely different species. In Hong Kong, you can't get through ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/582236/borrowing-heavily-history-and-learning-nothing-it
  7. Great Eagle founder, 93, dies after battle with illness

    Posted Sep 05th 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo, Peggy Sito

    ... will be disclosed to Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing today. A formal announcement and obituary will be released on Friday. Lo, one of Hong Kong's property market pioneers, retained the top posts ... during the late 1940s and 1950s would create a housing crisis. Lo went into the property market and founded Great Eagle in 1955. The company was incorporated in 1963 and it went public as one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/562810/great-eagle-founder-93-dies-after-battle-illness
  8. Hongkongers bottom in passion stakes in good times and bad

    Posted Mar 28th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... ever been otherwise? Things weren't any different back when times were good. In May 2006, we were in the middle of a bull market. People were flush with cash from betting on the stock and property markets. Then Viagra-maker Pfizer surveyed the monthly frequency of sex around the world and found Hong Kong came out at the bottom- at 3.55 sessions per month. We were even behind ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/674886/hongkongers-bottom-passion-stakes-good-times-and-bad
  9. Quotes of The Week

    Posted Jul 12th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... publicly apologised, in a half-page newspaper ad, for his bullish bet a year ago on the city's property market, which has since plummeted Lucky it was him, not me. Beauty queen Michelle Reis ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/644892/quotes-week
  10. Fear of open spaces

    Posted Nov 19th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Conduit Road to Sun Hung Kai Properties' The Cullinan- skip so many floors in their numbering process. They are simply following the logic of commercial and market fads rather than ... in the property market has contributed to the fraud perpetrated by developers, with tacit government approval. We should not be surprised why the most natural and sensible proposal by the last governor, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/698774/fear-open-spaces

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