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  1. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Thousands sign up for subsidised homes after Leung policy fails to impress

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 03:35pm

    ... Lai Ying-kit Discounted new homes and HOS secondary market flats vastly oversubscribed Hundreds of homebuyers flocked to submit their forms as the application for 5,988 flats under two subsidised housing schemes drew to a close late on Friday. Some applicants who turned up at the Housing Society’s office in Tai Hang on Friday morning said they had their eyes on one of the projects ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Young people flood subsidised housing projects

    Posted Jan 19th 2013, 12:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Two subsidised housing schemes are inundated with applications from the young and single- taking local real estate experts by surprise Young are keenest on bargain property Young people have emerged as the keenest home hunters, with almost two-thirds of applications for two government-subsidised housing schemes being made by the young and single. ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Developers squeeze out tiny flats as home prices soar

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 04:56am by Sandy Li

    ... out tiny flats For the past three years, Lily Kuang has preferred hanging out at cafes with friends, spending time at the library or even working longer in the office to returning home to her tiny flat too early. The 35-year-old from Chongqing has been living in a studio flat of about 200 sq ft in Wan Chai after the multinational company she works for sent her from Beijing to Hong ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Developers speed up flat launches as mainlanders return to Hong Kong's housing market

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:28am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Mainlanders return to city's housing market following slump due to increased stamp duties Developers speed up flat launches to lure home buyers Developers are speeding up new launches in Hong Kong, with more than 3,000 flats to hit the market over the coming months. The new releases will intensify a battle to lure home-seekers who have lost ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Sales of new homes in Hong Kong may hit seven-year high of 16,000

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 06:09am by Sandy Li

    ... because they had been forced to subsidise stamp duties to offset the impact on buyers and drum up sales. "They also need to recover the cost by speeding up project launches," he said. Midland attributed the big jump in sales of new homes to the government's relaxation of pre-sale rules to increase flat supply. In June last year, the government allowed developers to sell ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    New World wins 'sweet deal' MTR Tai Wai project

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:10am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com With land premium cut to HK$10.36 billion, the developer just needs to invest HK$2.86 billion upfront to build 2,900 flats at the train station New World wins ... housing target of 18,800 flats. Announcing that New World had secured the residential portion of the project to provide 2,900 flats, chairman Henry Cheng Kar-shun said: "The project ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Demand for small flats drives Hong Kong market to new high

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 02:46pm by Sandy Li, Yvonne Liu

    ... Sandy Li and Yvonne Liu Small flats drive market to new high Strong demand for small flats helped push Hong Kong property prices to a fresh high for the third consecutive month in July, ... than in June. It cost an average of HK$5.06 million to buy a 431-square-foot flat on Hong Kong Island in July, compared with HK$4.9 million in March. A flat of that size in Kowloon fetched ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Hong Kong home buying surge slows on absence of new projects

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:02am by Peggy Sito

    ... movement has not impacted primary sales, but has impacted on the secondary market," Chan said. "Potential buyers hoped flat owners would cut prices of second-hand flats because ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    MTR Corp's Tai Wai project gets nine new bids after entry rules eased

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:48am by Sandy Li

    ... The site could yield a gross floor area of 2.7 million square feet, and provide 2,900 flats and a 600,000 sq ft shopping centre. ...

  10. Property - International - PROPERTY

    Singapore home builders face looming debt as prices drop

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:02am by Bloomberg

    ... being built remains high. Units under construction reached a record in the second quarter of last year and some 65,270 flats were in the pipeline as of June 30, URA data showed. Regulatory ...




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