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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    Experts see lengthy downturn, but no collapse for China's property sector

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 01:30am by Peggy Sito

    ... for the downturn in mainland property to last for several years, but fears of a market collapse are overblown, industry consultants say. While it is inevitable that home prices will consolidate, they say ... of this year, the housing market has experienced downward pressure, hit by the tightened credit from banks to property-related companies, corporate bond defaults and a high-profile anti-corruption ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1539687/experts-see-lengthy-downturn-no-collapse-chinas-property
  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    Prices for new homes in China drop in record 64 cities

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 10:30am by Langi Chiang

    ... A record number of mainland cities reported a drop in new home prices last month, official data showed yesterday, indicating that the property market downturn is deepening despite the relaxation ... of the property market downturn on the broader economy. "There is no benefit at all for China's property market to correct too sharply," she said. Investment in the sector accounted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1575915/home-prices-drop-record-64-mainland-cities
  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    Proposed easing of stamp duty isn’t helping sales, property agencies say

    Posted May 20th 2014, 03:03pm by Sandy Li

    ... duty, property agents are singing the blues. They say these are the darkest days of the market correction so far, as sales of new homes slump to a 12-month low. Their income from commissions has ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Agents say they are mired in the darkest days of the market correction and that the new government measures are not boosting transactions Stamp duty easing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1516147/proposed-easing-stamp-duty-isnt-helping-sales-property
  4. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

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

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

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Property specialists note that the government is pushing small developments to boost flat total High management fees likely for single-block homes The growing ... 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 ...

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

    Hong Kong to see surge in tiny flats as demand remains strong

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 04:08pm by Sandy Li

    ... "Building more small flats will become a trend, as they are sought after by younger home seekers and long-term investors," said Patrick Chow Moon-kit, head of research at Ricacorp Properties ... include those at Sun Hung Kai Properties' 968-unit The Wings Phase 3 in Tseung Kwan O, which will offer about 200 small units of 334 sq ft to 360 sq ft. The official launch date has not yet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1561853/trend-towards-tinier-flats-seen-prices-rents-rise
  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    Prices rise amid tight supply of flats as sales decrease

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 02:56pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... Centaline Property Agency, which tracks second-hand home prices at 100 housing estates, rose 0.01 per cent week on week to 123.36, the highest in 68 weeks. That is just short of the market peak ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Sales down, prices up in tight market for flats Tight housing supply led to a decrease in secondary home sales in Hong Kong last week, but prices continue ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1557160/prices-rise-amid-tight-supply-flats-sales-decrease
  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    Tai Po apartment project sells 400 Mont Vert units in first day despite 'no viewing' rule

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:26am by Langi Chiang

    ... for bigger homes, as Mont Vert is priced below the secondary market, making a three-bedroom home affordable," said Sammy Po Siu-ming, Midland Realty chief executive for the residential property ... with the strong sales but had yet to decide whether it would make additional apartments available for sale. Some 1,071 flats are included in the first phase of sales. Property agencies said most ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1560101/tai-po-apartment-project-sells-400-492-mont-vert-units
  8. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Lawmakers call for study into return of rent controls to protect tenants

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:42am by Olga Wong

    ... warned that controls could have "unintended consequences". These included less rental housing on the market, higher rents for properties without the controls, less incentive for maintenance and a lower turnover of rental properties. "Owners might also ask for a much higher rental at an initial stage to make up for the limited rental increase in future," principal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549165/lawmakers-call-study-return-rent-controls-protect-tenants
  9. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Stamp duty keeping non-locals out of property market

    Posted Feb 16th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com It's too early to conclude that cooling effect was short-lived, say analysts, as property prices in the secondary market hit a new record New tax keeping non-locals out of the market The new 15 per cent tax on non-local and corporate property buyers has put many of them off the housing market, but sales volumes and prices have rebounded in the two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1151326/stamp-duty-keeping-non-locals-out-property-market
  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    Strong bidding for Xiamen land points to continued home price rises

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 02:52am by Sandy Li

    ... Strait closer together. Besides home buyers from Taiwan, Xiamen's property market also attracts affluent residents of the cities of Quanzhou, Zhangzhou, Longyan and Putian, all within one ... billion yuan (HK$4.24 billion) after 110 rounds of fierce and frenzied bidding that saw it beat out two keen rivals, including Hong Kong-listed China SCE Property Holdings. The price tag, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1555915/strong-bidding-xiamen-land-points-continued-home-price

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