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  1. Flexible terms suit executives on the move

    Posted Oct 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Reports by Peta Tomlinson Short-term accommodation is the best fuss-free solution for employees who land in HK on short work contracts Serviced apartments continue to enjoy popularity in Hong Kong, with this year being a prime example of their value. From 2000, when economic rationalisation reduced the terms of many contracts, the flexible conditions of serviced apartments ...

  2. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Thailand's property market hit by military coup

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:39am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... inventory and this may translate to some value offerings in the mid-market sector- but that's not where expatriates want to live. Pitchon says that for overseas investors, apartments and condos ... to the expressway and Impact Link service to BTS Mochit Station. Building facilities include a pool, yoga terrace, fitness centre and landscaped garden. Agent: CBRE ...


    How to create a stylish mini-farm at home

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 12:11am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... of the building, or a temporary add-on? Even the plants themselves can look good. Property services firm JLL's new organic urban farm atop the Bank of America Tower turned a plain concrete pad ... require more room. For the seriously space-deprived, it's still possible to grow a few cherry tomatoes on a windowsill. Italian architect Antonio Scarponi had apartment dwellers in mind ...

  4. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Sydney sees home prices rise by more than 14 per cent as growth exceeds expectations

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 05:03am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... it comes to attracting tenants but also when it comes time to sell. "The best calibre of tenants, those employed in professional services, typically prefer boutique apartments in near city ... for A$21 million A Lighthouse Apartment penthouse at The Pacific, Bondi Beach. Residents enjoy full hotel services including concierge, a shopping centre, world-class restaurants and a day spa. ...

  5. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Property outlook improving in Fiji

    Posted May 21st 2014, 06:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... with developers for 10 new projects, two of which are set to launch in June, with a further eight due before the end of the year. These include resort-style managed apartments which offer a yield as well as owner use- typically 28 days a year- residential apartments which appeal both to owner-occupiers and investors, and residential subdivisions." This "very much reflects" ...

  6. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - ARCHITECTURE

    Vertical gardens breathe new life into densely populated Asian cities

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 04:13am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... tower in Kowloon Bay. In Mong Kok, Aedas is undertaking one of Asia's largest vertical gardens. The front "face" of 78-88 Sai Yee Street, a serviced-apartment building due ... the wall surface temperature by 20 to 30 degrees Celsius, Hassell said. Apart from the environmental benefits, urban plantings also make us feel better, said Hassell, citing biophilia, a hypothesis ...

  7. Occupancy high even at height of health crisis

    Posted Jul 16th 2003, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Gateway Apartments on the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront is a proven performer for developer Wharf Holdings, in an economic climate where serviced apartments make for better investments than, ... deliver.' Before embarking on the development, Wharf identified a market for serviced apartments of superior quality to those that had been available before. It went ahead and experienced ...

  8. Transport links help bridge the luxury divide

    Posted Oct 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... unheard of. These days, just as shopping and business districts have jumped the harbour, so too has the availability of quality accommodation, especially in the serviced apartment sector. According to CB Richard Ellis research, last year Hong Kong had more than 60 serviced apartment developments, mostly on Hong Kong Island. North Point, Wan Chai and Mid-Levels had 4,300 serviced ...

  9. Property - International

    Dublin's real estate prices increasing while other parts of the country stagnate

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Dublin apartments have done even better, appreciating in value by 11.6 per cent in< 12 months. It's not all joy for owners: even with the recent growth, Dublin house prices remain 52 per cent lower than their early 2007 peak, while apartments are down by 59 per cent. But at least landlords have reason to smile. Rents in Dublin are up by 7.5 per cent, after registering ...


    Closet encounters

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... ft dressing room- bigger than the average apartment. Charlton draws parallels with our daily drive. For the "Rolls-Royce" of Clos-ette designs, starting at US$250,000, expect LED ... apparel. The more expensive the clothes, the more it's worth going the extra mile, reasons New York City-based Faglione, of team CIS (Capital Improvement Services). He offers this advice ...




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