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  1. Luxury residential rents and yields rise increase in Beijing

    Posted Jul 21st 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Demand for luxury residential leasing in Beijing in the second quarter boosted rentals and yields in the high vacancy rates in the sector. Rents of luxury residential properties ... the stock of luxury residential properties in Beijing totalled 59,034 units, up 1.39 per cent quarteronquarter, and net absorption totalled 1,910 units, which reduced the overall vacancy rate ...

  2. Democrats want ministers' aides to declare assets

    Posted Aug 17th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Tanna Chong

    ... for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung remained the minister with the largest number of properties under his family's control. Two commercial and five residential properties are owned ... Affairs Stephen Lam Sui-lung Bought: A partly built residential property in London Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong Sold: One residential property in Sydney; a half-share ...

  3. Growing demand in luxury residential sector

    Posted Jul 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Data from Ricacorp Properties confirms the active leasing in the luxury market, with 274 deals transacted last month, up 21 per cent from May. The leasing volume is also the highest in 11 months. Ricacorp says a 3,200 square foot house at Repulse Bay Road costs HK$225,000 in monthly rent, or HK$70.30 per square foot. Colliers says luxury residential property prices could increase ...

  4. Growth area

    Posted May 19th 2010, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... by increased foreign investment from wealthy expatriates seeking top-quality residential and commercial premises in the city. 'Foreigners are allowed to purchase any kind of property with a minimum value of M$250,000 [HK$608,000] and can buy up to two residential properties,' Hobbs says. 'Should you wish to buy a third property, you need to apply for permission from ...

  5. Property prices in Shanghai tipped to drop

    Posted Apr 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... square metres of residential property transactions took place in the quarter, down 35 per cent from the same period a year ago, according to Shanghai Uwin Real Estate Information Services. ... as inflationary pressure grew. But he added that prices of residential properties in the city's prime locations would remain stable. In Shanghai, banks granted homebuyers 99.58 billion yuan in new ...

  6. Talk of tax levy drags down property stocks

    Posted Jan 06th 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... property tax on all residential property this year because it would likely have an immediate negative impact on the market,' said Lou in a research report. But he added that any move to start levying the property tax, whether commercial or residential, would cap prices for both the real estate and stock markets. In the short term, Lou said the price impact could be greater ...

  7. Site sales for luxury flats intended to cool market

    Posted Feb 26th 2010, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... as an excuse to speculate in luxury residential properties. Lam said: 'We saw exceptional growth in luxury property prices last year, which has affected prices of mass residential properties.' According to research by Centaline, luxury residential property prices jumped 50 per cent last year. One or two of the sites will be put up for tender or auction every five to six months ...

  8. Living on The Peak of perfection

    Posted Apr 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... If you have the financial backing, investing in Hong Kong's residential property market may be a good choice as the sector is booming. With the value of residential properties rising in the city, local investors and foreign buyers are taking an active part in the market. 'Due to the limited supply of high-quality residential properties [those with a sea view and nice decor] ...

  9. China's property bubble is a tale that grew in the telling

    Posted May 25th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... got rally out of whack. The flood of liquidity which followed the government's loosening of monetary policy pushed residential property prices sharply higher, while both local governments ... recent weeks. But whether the story is altogether true is another matter. Sure, there are some big distortions in China's property market, but a fall in residential property prices ...

  10. Hot on property

    Posted Dec 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... previous measures have not curbed residential property prices, the fifth round of tightening measures introduced by the Monetary Authority and the government has delivered sharp 'one-two' ... pull-back in property prices across the entire residential property market before a return to previous volumes in the second quarter of next year. To ascertain the lasting impact of the new ...




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