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  1. Investors are drawn to Kowloon's Masterpiece

    Posted Oct 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to realise that investing in residential property is less complicated than investing in bonds,' said Andy Ho, director of property agency Midland Realty. 'When a person buys a flat, he only has to rent it out and receive a steady amount of money each month. But bonds and trusts are another story.' This is one of the reasons why residential property prices at Kowloon West ...

  2. Silence from noise critics speaks to music festival's low impact on residents

    Posted Dec 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that the festival speakers were configured to point out to sea, the level of sound reaching the residential properties from the festival would be considerably lower. We do take all feedback very seriously, ... a worst-case scenario- a sound level of 120 decibels at one metre from the speaker stacks- then, using the inverse-square law, we can calculate that the sound pressure level at the closest residential ...

  3. Pride of Kowloon

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... residential property is limited, it is difficult to miss The Masterpiece, jointly developed by New World Development and the Urban Renewal Authority. The skyscraper comprises 345 flats, ranging from ... director of residential sales for Kowloon at Savills, says: 'The strong presence of commercial activities means many local and overseas businessmen love to live in the district.' ...

  4. Cheaper Harbour Place units for sale

    Posted Jan 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... about 1,200 units. She said Hong Kong Mortgage Corp expanded the mortgage insurance programme to cover loans secured by non-owner-occupied residential properties. Eric Chow Kwok-yin, executive ... Fulton Mak Sun Hung Kai Properties and New World Development announced yesterday they will offer 70 units in Harbour Place in Hung Hom in the second batch of sales. The average selling ...

  5. TOWERING prospects

    Posted Jun 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and the redevelopment of its area to create a residential, commercial and recreational hub by 2021. Another district under transformation is West Kowloon, where the 118-storey International Commerce Centre provides 2.5 million sq ft of office space, and houses The Ritz-Carlton, the world's highest hotel. The area is also home to an array of designer labels and high-end residential properties ...

  6. 8pc rate rise likely as rents go up

    Posted Feb 17th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... is 5 per cent of the estimated annual rental value of a property as of October 1, 2003. Among residential properties, larger units of between 1,000 sq ft and 1,700 sq ft experienced the biggest ... for benchmarking purposes and prices are measured each October for comparison. The index for grade A offices rose 7.6 points to a level of 78.6 over the same period, while retail properties registered ...

  7. Shop rents hit all-time high

    Posted Jul 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... from the special stamp duty [imposed on quick resales of residential property] and because the continuing rise in rents will provide an attractive return,' said Jeannette Chan, a regional ... two years in order to crack down on rampant speculation in the residential market. The number of 'confirmor' sales of retail shops- in which properties are resold before the original ...

  8. Masterpiece flats on the market this week

    Posted Aug 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fulton Mak Riding a wave of improved buying sentiment, especially in the luxury residential property market, New World Development and the Urban Renewal Authority are expected to start sales of the Masterpiece this week. Above the K11 retail complex, the 261-metre building dominates the skyline in Tsim Sha Tsui and is the city's second-tallest residential block after ...

  9. Magnificent Estates shifts focus to hotels

    Posted Jun 20th 2007, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... hotel development was preferred. The company, which has invested in office buildings and residential properties, changed its investment focus from commercial properties to hotel developments ... the company found it difficult to make a profit in residential development after land costs surged. Office and hotel sites were more attractive because they offered higher developable area than ...

  10. Views differ on ICC as core business district

    Posted Aug 15th 2007, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... W Hotel and serviced flats for lease. The Cullinan will offer one million sq ft of luxury residential properties for sale. Office rents at Central have reached HK$120 per square foot and rank ... will become an extension of the core business district. Some property consultants believe the move possibly heralds another Canary Wharf- a London dockyard area successfully transformed ...




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