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  1. Comment - Blogs

    Luxury residential opportunists count rewards

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 05:55pm by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... Anna Healy Fenton anna.fenton@scmp.com Global luxury residential markets are always interesting. It really does indicate where the wealthy are hanging out, migrating to and moving away ... and the courage to jump in at the bottom. Whatever happened to the dreadful doom and gloom in the US property market only a few months back? Last week in New York all anyone could talk about was how ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1215296/luxury-residential-opportunists-count-rewards
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - BRICKS & MORTAR

    When homebuyers get a free car

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 11:08am by Peggy Sito

    ... developers give away a car with each purchase of a home? The obvious answer: competition for customers is getting tough in the face of a cooling market. In the midst of the property market doldrums ... Developments announced last week that the villas at its luxury residential development The Fountainside would come with an environmentally friendly BMW i3 electric car. An additional BMW i3 is being ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1445111/when-homebuyers-get-free-car
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Double stamp duty on non-residential premises will hit businesses hard

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by TIMOTHY PEIRSON-SMITH

    ... To address this, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's administration made early efforts to further curb residential property prices by introducing a buyer's stamp duty following ... unchanged. Yet, worryingly, the inclusion of non-residential property in the scheme will discourage businesses wishing to acquire property to house their operations or make long-term investments. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1238366/double-stamp-duty-non-residential-premises-will-hit
  4. Comment - Letters

    Increase property taxes on the rich investors who hoard vacant property

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:40am by LETTERS

    ... unchanged for the first residential property held in the name of each permanent identity card holder. Because a person or family only requires one home to live in, however, a second home in the ID ... transparency in the housing market should be encouraged by promoting titles held in the name of the ultimate beneficial owner, rather than in company names. Residential property owned by a company ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1453544/increase-property-taxes-rich-investors-who-hoard-vacant-property
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Law needed to ensure tree safety

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:44am by SCMP Editorial

    ... A 10-metre-tall Indian rubber tree on a private slope of a Mid-Levels residential block collapsed and crushed the 37-year-old, who was on her way to a pre-natal examination. Her 38-week foetus was saved by emergency caesarean section and was still battling for his life in hospital yesterday. The tragedy has raised inevitable questions about the management of trees on private property. According ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1574514/law-needed-ensure-tree-safety
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Beware the unintended consequences of property-cooling measures

    Posted May 12th 2014, 06:48pm by SHIRLEY YUEN

    ... applicable to both residential and non-residential properties. It is difficult to understand the rationale behind the government's decision to include the non-residential market. ... Shirley Yuen Shirley Yuen says move to target speculators is also unfairly penalising the business community Beware the unintended consequences of measures to cool the property market John ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1510550/beware-unintended-consequences-property-cooling-measures
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Hong Kong faces serious shortage of industrial land for logistics use

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 12:34pm by Peggy Sito

    ... is emerging as a barrier to the development of the city's trade and retail sectors. International property consultant CBRE estimates the warehouse vacancy rate dropped to 0.4 per cent in June ... the government sold 110 residential, 14 commercial and 12 hotel and mixed-use sites. No industrial site is up for auction or tender on the 2014-15 land sale application list (through which sites ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1575970/logistics-facing-shortage-supply
  8. Comment - Blogs

    Do we need to make property prices 'politically correct'?

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 12:05pm by George Chen

    ... Let’s talk about property prices. I am not a property industry expert but as a writer and reader, honestly speaking, I can tell nowadays in both Hong Kong and Mainland China, anything related to property prices has become more and more a political issue than simply a supply-and-demand market matter. Analysts at Credit Suisse apparently agree with me on this view. “While we believe ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1064757/do-we-need-make-property-prices-politically-correct
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - THE VIEW

    How Hong Kong could be a better city

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 11:46am by Richard Wong

    ... Kong's public housing estates are a direct descendant of this mindset. Jacobs thought that cities worked best when they had mixed primary uses. Putting residential, commercial, office, small ... in propertied assets between the "haves" and "have-nots"), I have advocated the privatisation of public housing estates so that those who stay can feel they belong to the community ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1576707/diversity-what-makes-city-great
  10. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    China's property story still goes on despite easing of curbs

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:40am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Price changes in top cities on the mainland are a better indicator of the health of the market Property story still on despite easing More than 30 cities ... analysts at big investment banks predict property prices on the mainland over the past decade. Some have continuously seen a crash almost every year. However, the market is so big ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1565728/chinas-property-story-still-goes-despite-easing-curbs

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