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  1. Residential property construction slumps

    Posted Apr 19th 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Construction of private residential units has fallen to a record low, a sign tightening supply may help the property market ride out the impact of the worsening US subprime ... of the first quarter from 55,000 at the end of last year. Hong Kong's property market, fuelled last year by a bullish stock market, has started to slow in tandem with real estate markets ...

  2. Speculators bring activity to a two-year low

    Posted Apr 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Foster Wong Speculative activity in Hong Kong's residential property market remained subdued in the first quarter, hitting a two-year low despite an improving secondary market. ... of secondary residential property transactions in the quarter grew 8 per cent quarter on quarter to 16,666. Confirmor deals made up 2.5 per cent of secondary property transactions, down from 3 per cent ...

  3. HSBC's Peak asset for sale

    Posted Jul 05th 2006, 12:00am by Peggy Sito, Yvonne Liu

    ... value of $750 million- the largest luxury residential site up for sale this year. Property consultants said the tender was made as the property sector, including luxury properties, was affected by the uncertainty surrounding interest rates. Landscope Surveyors managing director Koh Keng-shing said: 'The number of transactions for luxury residential properties has dropped this year. If interest ...

  4. Global home prices expected to decline

    Posted Mar 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Paggie Leung paggie.leung@scmp.com Global residential property prices, including luxury home prices in Hong Kong, are likely to fall this year, international property consultancy Knight ... quarter. It was the weakest quarterly performance since the second quarter of 2009, when residential markets were battered by the global financial crisis triggered by the United States subprime ...

  5. Expatriates may face benefits squeeze

    Posted Feb 13th 2008, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... residential rents to slow after rising up to 35 per cent last year. Desmond Poon, an associate director at property consultant Chartersince, said turbulence in US financial markets would not have ... for residential property at Jones Lang LaSalle, said banks would review their decisions on budget allowances by the end of next month. Ms Sage said she had not heard of any large banks halting transfers ...

  6. Funds raising money to buy in US, Britain

    Posted Dec 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Peggy Sito, Richard Warren

    ... Peggy Sito and Richard Warren in London Real estate fund managers have started raising Asian money to buy into London residential and United States commercial properties when the two ... property funds have been launched or are on the way to being established to invest in London core central properties, taking advantage of the collapse in residential property prices in central ...

  7. Expect a rebound, say agents

    Posted Sep 05th 2008, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... rate would dampen investment sentiment in the residential property market in the third quarter. 'Business in July and August was as bad as in late 2005, when developers suspended ... that the residential property market was now undergoing a correction and they did not expect a further downturn in the market. Vigers Realty executive director Neil Campion said: 'I think we will just ...

  8. Pick-up forecast in home buying

    Posted Jun 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... according to Land Registry data released yesterday. The total value of these deals declined 4.6 per cent to HK$26.3 billion. Total transactions, which include non-residential properties, fell month ... Fulton Mak Home-buying fell 8.5 per cent to 8,281 deals last month but property agents expect a rebound when the government announces the official figures next month. Sales activity ...

  9. No quick fix on home prices, John Tsang says

    Posted Mar 13th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... the market,' John Tsang Chun-wah said. The value of residential property in Hong Kong is closely tied to household wealth and the ability of major real estate developers to generate profits ... Dennis Eng Government efforts to rein in rising property prices will take some time to have an impact, the financial secretary warned yesterday. And he reiterated the administration ...

  10. Property bulls see pieces fall into place for rally

    Posted Dec 29th 2007, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... measures on the mainland could dampen growth in luxury housing, even as the outlook for the mass residential segment remains bright. On the side of the bulls, property consultants and a developer ... of HK$79.65 billion. Mr Lau estimated that the number of transactions in residential properties would total 145,000 for the full year and further increase to 170,000 next year. But credit rating ...




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