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  1. News - Asia

    Runaway developer exemplifies problems of Vietnam's property crash

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 12:00am by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Hanoi Case of the runaway American developer exemplifies the problems of property crash in Vietnam, where too many rushed to build homes A crumbling house of cards ... made an initial payment of US$180,000 to buy a 210-square metre home in Chi's Tricon Towers project on the western outskirts of Hanoi. Real estate agents fear other property investors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1314101/runaway-developer-exemplifies-problems-vietnams-property-crash
  2. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Growing number of US homebuyers face shortage of properties for sale

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:00am by Associated Press

    ... cent from a year before, according to the National Association of Realtors. In a healthy market, there's roughly a six month supply. This March, that number had fallen to 4.7 months, ... reason that Susan Wachter, a real estate and finance professor at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, estimates a full recovery is still three to five years away. Even so, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1232386/growing-number-us-homebuyers-face-shortage-properties-sale
  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - DESIGN

    Preserving the past in new buildings is back in fashion

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:02am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... to a neighbourhood near you, chances are it is not far away. Repurposing of old buildings has been practised throughout history, says Teresa Jan, associate architect at global design firm M Moser Associates ... the Bay bridge was built." Jan also sees evidence of this here, citing projects including the repurposing of a heritage prison on Mount Davis for the Hong Kong campus of US business school ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1549716/preserving-past-new-buildings-back-fashion
  4. Property - Hong Kong & China

    China's Wanda to build US$900m five-star complex in Chicago

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:56am by AFP

    ... Francisco "within a year". Wanda has made a series of big-ticket purchases of Western assets in recent years as it seeks to spread internationally. Last month Spain's biggest bank ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1550644/chinas-wanda-build-us900m-five-star-complex-chicago
  5. Property - International

    Chinese lead home-buying rush in US

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:23am by Bloomberg

    ... to the National Association of Realtors. Spending by Chinese buyers soared 72 per cent from a year earlier to US$22 billion, with their purchases accounting for 24 per cent of spending by international buyers, the trade association said. Total investments by foreigners jumped 35 per cent. Chinese buyers acquired 16 per cent of houses sold to foreigners, up four percentage points, spurred ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1550004/chinese-lead-home-buying-rush-us
  6. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - DESIGN

    Kitchen islands now the centre of attention

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:49am by Kavita Daswani

    ... director for Robert Hidey Associates, takes social and cultural dictates into consideration for China developments, which include Rose Garden in Qinshan Lake, Hangzhou, where villas have two ... a project director at Robert Hidey Associates, said that even if there were no restrictions on space, there were some rules to keep in mind. "If you can't reach the centre of that island, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/interiors-living/article/1544380/kitchen-islands-now-centre-attention
  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Bridgehead economy on Lantau could play key role in Pearl River Delta

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 02:59pm by MARCOS CHAN

    ... will be a crucial strategic step towards filling in the missing link between Hong Kong and the western shore of the Pearl River Delta to form a triangular route connecting the key cities in the delta that will facilitate business and tourism flows within the region. Headline statistics for the delta show that the western area trails the central and eastern zones in terms of economic development. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1533926/bridgehead-economy-lantau-could-play-key-role-pearl-river
  8. Property - International - TAIWAN

    Taipei home prices rise beyond the reach of young people

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 01:30am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Taipei First-time buyers shut out of Taipei market after low mortgage rates fuel surge in housing costs Home prices rise beyond the reach of young people High school teacher ... was about 20 years old, he said. Huang founded a group early this year to fight for affordable housing. His organisation, the Taiwan Adequate Housing Association, educates people about housing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1539691/taipei-home-prices-rise-beyond-reach-young-people
  9. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    US recovery falters as forecasters expect drop in sales

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 01:30am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Boston Recovery falters as forecasters expect drop in sales The two-year-old housing recovery in the United States is faltering. The Mortgage Bankers Association has lowered ... on mortgage lending to US$595 billion, an 8.7 per cent dip and the first retreat in three years. Earlier bullish forecasts from the bankers' association, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1539693/us-recovery-falters-forecasters-expect-drop-sales
  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - INVESTMENT

    'Eyes and ears' abroad help reduce mainland China developer risk

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 01:30am by Langi Chiang

    ... cited a mainland client who has an office of three to four people on the US west coast. Philip Charls, chief executive of the European Public Real Estate Association, told the South China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1539677/eyes-and-ears-abroad-help-reduce-mainland-china-developer

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