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  1. Property sales pick up after new year vacation

    Posted Feb 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... returned from their vacations. A total of 476 units changed hands in the 50 key housing estates monitored by Ricacorp Properties - up 86.6 per cent from 255 transactions recorded a week earlier. ... Fulton Mak Property sales picked up last week after taking a dip over the Lunar New Year holiday. About 50 units were sold in the primary market over the weekend, industry watchers said, ...

  2. Investing in a holiday home is no picnic

    Posted Nov 25th 2009, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... buyer's advocate, it just doesn't add up. Kafantaris, director of Metropole Properties in Brisbane, said: 'Many investors kid themselves and tell their friends and family that they bought a holiday property for financial reasons when, in reality, the main reason is lifestyle. Most people fall in love with the idea of owning a holiday apartment and few pay much attention ...

  3. News - World - LABOUR

    US bosses and workers test benefits of ‘unlimited’ vacations

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 09:40pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington More employees and bosses are testing the benefits of 'unlimited' vacations Work rules taking a holiday in America American businesses ... On average, Americans receive two weeks of paid vacation a year. Steve Thompson, a director at Ryan's Washington office, says he often begins his summer weekends at mid-day on Fridays to avoid ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - PERSONAL FINANCE

    Rent out your property in the short term

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Shirley Lau

    ... the tenant from subletting the flat. Apparently, this is not yet a big issue in the nascent peer-to-peer home vacation market in Hong Kong, but in New York, an Airbnb host was recently served ... is a lucrative market. And in a property-obsessed city like Hong Kong, nothing can stop people from seeking to make quick money with their properties- as long as they know the money is there."  ...

  5. News - China Insider - CHINA DIGEST

    Holiday's over for vacationing 'robber'; 2 arrests over Hubei paper mill deaths

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 05:08am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beijing Holiday's over for 'robber' A man wanted over a robbery in Heilongjiang province was caught by police in the capital's North Train Station on Saturday morning as he took his mother on a short trip to the city for the National D ...

  6. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - RETREATS

    Chinese embrace natural draw of log cabin holiday retreats

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 12:00am by Kavita Daswani

    ... Kavita Daswani property.post@scmp.com With 500 of the timber structures built near cities across the mainland, people are embracing such spacious homes as an escape from city life Chinese ... aspect." Gastineau finds that Chinese property owners want different things from their log homes than their American counterpart: they tend to go for the same sort of size, but they do not seek out ...

  7. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Resort interest hot in Japan

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... for snow-capped alpine property. According to data from Knight Frank, prime property prices in key ski resorts worldwide have fallen 9.1 per cent since their peak in the third quarter of 2008, and only ... Many high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) still want to own an alpine property - 38 per cent in the United States and Canada, and 11 per cent of Asia's wealthy, according to Knight Frank ...

  8. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Estate in Cotswolds, UK, offers holiday homes with a difference

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by Giovanna Dunmall

    ... are interested in buying homes on Lower Mill Estate as investment properties that they would rent out most of the year. Some areas of the estate may seem overbuilt but are locations in which sites ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - FOCUS

    Hongkongers looking for a better lifestyle flock to Shenzhen

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... 1990s partly reflects these broader trends. But it also touches on specific political and economic issues, such as land reforms and the marketing strategies of property developers. What ... life." Lee also found that working-class people- including those living in public housing, those who use their life savings or whose children chip in to purchase a property on the mainland- ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Reform gets tough on squatters' rights

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Occupiers may soon have to give land owners two years' notice before laying claim to their property, if legal task force's proposal goes through ... to legally take over vacant property. The commission, a task force set up to propose reforms that would make the law more effective, yesterday released a report on the legal doctrine of adverse ...




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