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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Developers resort to sales tricks on the fly to attract buyers

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:11am by Sandy Li

    ... to first-tier cities, as the slowdown in the real estate market deepens, the annual Mainland China Cities Survey 2014 from the Urban Land Institute indicates. The survey, which evaluates the real estate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1543898/developers-resort-sales-tricks-fly-attract-buyers
  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Young homebuyers in China can't be too proud to accept parents' help

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 11:52am by Langi Chiang

    ... at more than 60,000 yuan (HK$75,400) per square metre in the secondary market. While Yao did not state his or her income, annual urban disposable income per capita grew 9.1 per cent last year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1482066/young-homebuyers-china-cant-afford-be-too-proud-accept
  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Going underground could give shops the space they need to deal with tourism boom

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 10:07am by Sandy Li

    ... said “the government has commenced a study to identify districts with potential for developing urban underground space, with a view to increasing usable space and enhancing connectivity in the urban areas. We are preparing a pilot study covering four selected strategic districts, namely Tsim Sha Tsui West, Causeway Bay, Happy Valley and Admiralty/Wan Chai”. On Wednesday last week, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1425117/going-underground-could-give-shops-space-they-need-deal
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Hong Kong may need to dig deep for supply of commercial space

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 01:18am by Sandy Li

    ... by Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying last month in his second policy speech. He said: "The government has commenced a study to identify districts with potential for developing urban underground space, with a view to increasing usable space and enhancing connectivity in the urban areas. We are preparing a pilot study covering four selected strategic districts, namely Tsim Sha Tsui West, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1425563/hong-kong-may-need-dig-deep-supply-commercial-space
  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Beijing's failure to keep promise leads to ineffective curbs

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 01:36am by Langi Chiang

    ... annual housing price rises under the rate of growth in urban disposable incomes. Beijing's municipal government pledged to "keep the city's new commercial home price stable ... per cent in the capital, where real urban disposable incomes grew just 7.1 per cent last year. Guangzhou tried a "smart" way to hit the target. It included two suburban districts, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1415183/beijings-failure-keep-promise-leads-ineffective-curbs
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Foreign buyers seen eyeing rural land

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 01:04am by Peggy Sito

    ... is Beijing's policy for a gradual liberalisation of the rural land market, as stated at the third plenum of the Communist Party last month. Urban land designated for building can be sold or mortgaged but, until this policy change, could not be used by entities outside the village. The policy is aimed at achieving a unified market for rural and urban construction land and giving farmers more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1382733/foreign-buyers-seen-eyeing-rural-land
  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Policymakers must heed homeowners seeking to upgrade

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 01:13am by Langi Chiang

    ... on August 16, the consultancy, when looking at the living space per family member in urban households, said 80 per cent of those in the top 30 cities live in homes that equated to less than 30 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1393394/policymakers-must-heed-homeowners-seeking-upgrade
  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Hong Kong's historical districts, buildings at risk as profit maximized

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Market in Sheung Wan is one of the few Edwardian buildings remaining in Hong Kong but the redevelopment of the beautiful building under the management of the Urban Renewal Authority and its ... into The Center, a grade A office building in Central. If they have to move out again, confidence in the Urban Renewal Authority's will to protect local businesses will falter. Indeed, it will become ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1333306/hong-kongs-historical-districts-buildings-risk-profit
  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Affordable homes remain a distant dream despite curbs

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 02:58am by Yvonne Liu

    ... cuts at new projects. However, as the local economy remains strong and mortgage rates are low, most flat owners will be reluctant to cut asking prices. Property prices in urban area ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1376988/affordable-homes-remain-distant-dream-despite-curbs
  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Balance needs to be restored to city's development needs

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 03:08am by Yvonne Liu

    ... for residential use in urban areas. It doesn't matter how small the site is. We also need to review the possibility of increasing the development plot ratio," he said. Most of the planning ... a good balance in development. What will happen if the government focuses only on offering residential sites, without a complete development plan? Problems of over-development in urban areas, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1353921/balance-needs-be-restored-citys-development-needs

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