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  1. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Urban Renewal Authority rules out renovation for unsafe building

    Posted Sep 06th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Residents of unsafe block on their own with revamp Residents living in a dangerous building in To Kwa Wan will have to solve redevelopment problems on their own after the Urban Renewal Authority refused to start an overhaul yesterday. After a board meeting, the authority said in a statement that it preferred to help the residents through its ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    New URA boss looks into interim help for tenants of subdivided flats

    Posted Jun 20th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com New urban renewal boss says he will explore ways to help deal with the 'big social problem' URA puts subdivided flats on hit list Short-term help for tenants of subdivided flats is on the agenda of the new chief of urban renewal as he acknowledged the "big social problem" the housing phenomenon posed. Options being explored included ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Listen to owners, says U.R.A. head

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... U.R.A. head The new head of the Urban Renewal Authority wants to take on more demand-led projects- those initiated by owners- and speed up acquisition of buildings for redevelopment in an effort ... a record acquisition price of HK$11,483 and HK$11,832 per square foot of saleable area respectively. Despite the cost, So said he would like to see more community centres built in larger renewal ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    URA may change consensus threshold after single holdout threatens project

    Posted Dec 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... approach The Urban Renewal Authority will review the threshold set for demand-led redevelopment projects after a pilot project in Tai Kok Tsui, Kowloon, faced being derailed by an owner refusing ... a new renewal strategy formed last year. But at one of the four lots involved in the project in Pine Street and Oak Street, Tai Kok Tsui, only a 50 per cent consensus had been reached. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Developers may get revised guidelines urging clarity on fixed windows

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 05:06am by Olga Wong, SAMUEL CHAN

    ... for Trinity said. The three-tower redevelopment project is undertaken by Cheung Kong with help from the Urban Renewal Authority. It sits near the West Kowloon Corridor, bounded by Lai Chi Kok Road, ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    Hong Kong to see surge in tiny flats as demand remains strong

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 04:08pm by Sandy Li

    ... will require a higher down payment," Sino Land associate director Victor Tin Sio-un said. Sino Land has sold 95 units at Park Ivy- a joint venture with the Urban Redevelopment Authority in Tai Kok ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    Experts see lengthy downturn, but no collapse for China's property sector

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 01:30am by Peggy Sito

    ... cities and 1 to 2 per cent in second-tier cities. Ji expects home prices in urban areas to remain resilient in the second half of 2014, but growth would be limited to 3 to 5 per cent ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    URA cash injection to speed up development of 'small Taikoo Shing'

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 04:16am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com URA to fast track HK$17b Kwun Tong town centre redevelopment by taking a bigger role Cash injection to speed up 'small Taikoo Shing' The Urban Renewal Authority is to inject HK$1.7 billion into its Kwun Tong town centre redevelopment to speed up the creation of what it calls "a small Taikoo Shing". The money will go towards ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Housing Society faces criticism over high cost of new cross-generation flats

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... nursing homes instead of elderly flats. The government should review and distinguish the role of the society from the Urban Renewal Authority," the Labour Party's Lee Cheuk-yan told ... should review the role of the society from the Urban Renewal Authority Under a model implemented in Shau Kei Wan, buyers who wish to live with their aged parents in the same estate will be given ...

  10. News - China Insider - HOUSING

    Younger generation in Beijing increasingly dependent on parents for housing, poll says

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 06:22pm by Chris Luo

    ... or not, said that owning a house was closely related to their happiness. One-third of urban female residents said that owning a house was a “must-have” for a happy life, implying that home ...




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