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

    Does HK$1.38m per sq ft make sense for a shop in Causeway Bay?

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 11:53am by Yvonne Liu

    ... on capital growth in the long term as the shop is close to Times Square- a "must-go" destination for mainlanders. Nearby Russell Street has been the most expensive shopping street ...

  2. Business - Comment - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Soaring rent risks the city's status as shopper's paradise

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Bay district explains Hong Kong's worsening problem. "For every HK$10 of sales my restaurant makes here, HK$6 goes to the landlord. But in Tokyo, rent is the third biggest expense ... with a 12 per cent value-added tax. It's the high rental costs in Hong Kong that causes the price discrepancy. Although rents in prime locations have stopped rising due to the slow down ...

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

    Hong Kong's historical districts, buildings at risk as profit maximized

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... to afford the expensive rents outside the market. Red wine is popular in Hong Kong but it can't represent Hong Kong. Mainland tourists have come to dominate our retail market in recent years. ... and variety, as shops target mainland tourists instead of locals. Of course, we can't expect private landlords to sacrifice rental income and lease space to local retailers. But the Urban Renewal ...

  4. Business - Property - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Investors viewed unfairly as speculators

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... for the purpose of capping its rental expenses. If it were to rent the 512,000 sq ft of office space at West Tower instead of buying the building, it would cost an additional HK$123 million per year, ... could easily cost HK$260 million a year. For a global corporation with plans to expand over the next two decades, this translates into HK$5.2 billion in rental expenses for the next 20 years ...

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

    Chan family investments make for some interesting reading

    Posted Aug 06th 2013, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... into more than three units each. One of the flats was subdivided into two bed spaces and two small units. Based on the purchase price of HK$610,000 and the rental income, they achieved a yield ... enjoying a rental yield of around 18 per cent on each flat, plus the increase in the properties' value. This example helps explain why many investors like to buy old flats. Despite the upside ...

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

    Neighbourhood shops of Causeway Bay squeezed out by highest rents in world

    Posted Feb 19th 2013, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... of soaring rents in Causeway Bay. The shop is just around the corner from Russell Street, the most expensive retail strip in the world and home to Times Square. The owner of the premises, who bought ... the existing monthly rental of HK$150,000. The fate of Cheung Kee Grocery is the latest bad news for the old-fashioned shops increasingly being replaced by luxury retailers in Causeway Bay. The retail ...

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

    Tipping the balance between growth and affordability

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... the border have decided to favour economic growth, even if it comes at the expense of rising home prices. Data on house prices suggests the Hong Kong government has failed to get the balance right ...

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

    Why not use a flat deposit to start a business?

    Posted Jul 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... for rental income, the yield is now over 3 per cent per annum, which is definitely a better return than putting the money in the bank. "Starting up a business is about building a career, which ...

  9. 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

    ... purposes for public rental housing. That will help the government meet its target of building at least 100,000 public housing flats in the five years to 2023. Chan also admitted that about 22 sites ...

  10. Property - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Timing in the market can be hit or myth for buyers

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

    ... a good feeling. Last week, a friend looked for a rental unit. Without any recreational facilities and on a noisy street, a unit with 357 square feet of saleable area in an ancient building in Wan ... The latest transactions in Kornhill, according to Centaline, were between HK$5.36 million and HK$5.65 million, so the rental yield of the Kornhill unit is just 3.47 per cent on the basis of a monthly ...




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