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  1. 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. ...

  2. Commercial property joins equities as top assets for wealthy

    Posted Apr 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... portfolios in commercial property and another 19 per cent in equities this year. They are also planning to invest one-tenth of their investments in the residential market. Forty private investors ... properties respectively. 'Commercial property is a more established investment asset class compared to residential. There is more data available on asset performance, and therefore advisers ...

  3. Different skills keep the customer satisfied

    Posted Jun 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Vanapa Ongvises

    ... Reports by Vanapa Ongvises While residential and commercial clients have separate requirements, they still expect a package of innovative services Good property management means far more than housekeeping- operators have to offer specialised expertise and varied solutions to meet the needs of different properties. Residential and commercial owners or occupants are increasingly ...

  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. Super Singapore

    Posted Jan 26th 2011, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Peta Tomlinson Top Asia-Pacific property markets for this year, according to PwC and the Urban Land Institute Singapore A market that has 'survived the economic fall and offers investors many opportunities', as its financial and hi-tech industries flourish. Development of commercial and residential properties, particularly mixed-use properties, is of high interest. ...

  6. Business - Money - THE WEEK EXPLAINED

    The Week Explained: Low interest rates

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... intriguing, option right now is residential property. The current price dip and generally sluggish state of this market offers some interesting investment possibilities for those looking for better ... residential property at 2.7 per cent in the first quarter of the year. A more recent estimate, published by the British-based Global Property Guide, puts average yields in Hong Kong at 2.8 to 3.6 per ...

  7. High-profile acquisitions boost prime office space

    Posted Oct 28th 2004, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Investment demand for grade A office space is heating up and will replace luxury residential property as the best performing real estate segment in the coming year, according ... months. Grade A office prices have jumped 50 per cent from a low posted in October last year. Luxury residential properties have risen 100 per cent in the same period. 'There's more ...

  8. Bank mortgages can be a problem

    Posted Dec 19th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Oliver

    ... Chris Oliver Investors looking to take a stake in a historic property in Shanghai, either for commercial or residential purposes, should be aware of the ground rules. Generally, ... to a strong rental market, most residential properties yield between 5 and 7 per cent. Old properties in some locations, such as near the mayor's residence in Kangping Road, Hunan Road and near ...

  9. Investors return to the fray as home prices strengthen

    Posted Nov 19th 2003, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... The historical low savings deposit rate, now at 0.01 per cent for deposits of at least $10,000, has made investment in residential properties a favourable option. The average rental yield of a Hong Kong residential property ranges from 3 per cent to 8 per cent, according to realtors. Aged properties usually carried a higher yield but their saleability was relatively low, Ricacorp Properties managing ...

  10. Castles in the air

    Posted Oct 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... as a hedge against the vagaries of the local market and (although this is less of a factor nowadays) as a form of insurance against political uncertainty. Mostly they buy residential properties ... yields than residential properties. However, it is residential property that captures the imagination. This may be because most people's first experience of property investment comes from ...




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