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  • Sep 3, 2014
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Chinese investors have shown keener interest in buying overseas properties as their home market suffers from a slowdown caused by high inventories and tight financing.

3 Sep 2014 - 5:42am

Prices in five of the housing estates most popular among investors in the 1990s are still below their peak values in 1997, although the average home price in HK is 23.8 per cent higher than at the...

3 Sep 2014 - 3:26am

As the London-based international chief executive of Cushman & Wakefield, Carlo Sant’Albano is responsible for the strategic oversight and stewardship of the firm globally.

3 Sep 2014 - 3:32am

While there are tentative signs of a housing market recovery in Hangzhou, the city needs to further relax policies to sustain the momentum, industry analysts said.

3 Sep 2014 - 3:34am

Hong Kong's housing market rally has cooled as developers ease up on the pace of new launches and flat owners ramp up asking prices.

3 Sep 2014 - 3:30am

The continued steep climbs in the price of homes in London is unprecedented, with one agent claiming homes in the right streets have increased in value by £588 - every day - over the past year.

3 Sep 2014 - 3:50am

Hong Kong & China

Prices in five of the housing estates most popular among investors in the 1990s are still below their peak values in 1997, although the average home price in HK is 23.8 per cent higher than at the...

3 Sep 2014 - 3:26am

Hong Kong's housing market rally has cooled as developers ease up on the pace of new launches and flat owners ramp up asking prices.

3 Sep 2014 - 3:30am

As the London-based international chief executive of Cushman & Wakefield, Carlo Sant’Albano is responsible for the strategic oversight and stewardship of the firm globally.

3 Sep 2014 - 3:32am

While there are tentative signs of a housing market recovery in Hangzhou, the city needs to further relax policies to sustain the momentum, industry analysts said.

3 Sep 2014 - 3:34am

The mainland's property downturn deepened last month in small cities while the suffering seemed to ease in bigger cities after they relaxed home-buying restrictions, according to two private...

1 Sep 2014 - 11:41pm

Flush with funds after a spurt in sales, many leading developers have again started to shop for land as confidence returns on signs that the housing market is stabilising.

1 Sep 2014 - 4:10am

Behind a half-priced villa in Hangzhou and a big flat valued a third off its peak in Shanghai are the stories of debt-laden entrepreneurs in a struggling economy.

1 Sep 2014 - 4:10am

Fast-selling properties in Tseung Kwan O and at a luxury project at Kowloon Station could be a sign of an upturn in the property market.

31 Aug 2014 - 4:40am

The government tender for the first commercial site to become available in 16 years in Tsim Sha Tsui right attracted 18 bidders yesterday.

30 Aug 2014 - 12:49am

International

London's property market stagnated last month for a second month as buyers were reluctant to accept high asking prices amid the prospect of increasing borrowing costs, Hometrack said.

3 Sep 2014 - 5:43am

The continued steep climbs in the price of homes in London is unprecedented, with one agent claiming homes in the right streets have increased in value by £588 - every day - over the past year.

3 Sep 2014 - 3:50am

Hong Kong-born architect James Cheng has a slightly contrarian point of view when he considers the sustainability factor of his birthplace.

3 Sep 2014 - 3:50am

The French government has unveiled plans to revive the housing sector, its second set of measures in three months and a response to criticisms of policies to date that are seen to have discouraged...

3 Sep 2014 - 3:50am

High stakes for high return, if you can stick it out for the long term - investors are buying into a boom in sub-Saharan African real estate.

3 Sep 2014 - 3:50am

Chinese investors have shown keener interest in buying overseas properties as their home market suffers from a slowdown caused by high inventories and tight financing.

3 Sep 2014 - 5:42am

After moving six times in 10 years, chemical researcher Choi Youn-ho is hopeful easier mortgage rules will finally allow him to buy a home on the outskirts of Seoul for his family of four.

27 Aug 2014 - 5:34am

Central London office buildings considered riskier bets are commanding higher prices as a shortage of properties available to lease sends rents soaring.

27 Aug 2014 - 5:34am

Home flipping, in which a buyer resells a property quickly for a profit, is on the decline as United States residential price gains slow and foreclosures dwindle.

27 Aug 2014 - 5:34am

Q&A With Our Experts

Q: I began renting a three-bedroom flat at Bel-Air in Cyberport with a car parking space for about HK$60,000 a month two years ago. My lease will expire in October. I hear there are more flats available for lease and rents are falling as property sales are not active.

I plan to renew the lease. By how much should I ask the flat owner to cut the rent?

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Q: I have just become a permanent resident and am looking to make Hong Kong my first home. My budget is up to HK$12 million. My shortlisted choices are a one-bedroom flat at Sun Hung Kai Properties' The Arch or a two-bedroom flat at Cheung Kong's Victoria Towers. I would prefer an apartment with a good view but the choices are limited.

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Q: I'm an expatriate from Europe. I plan to buy a flat in the Hong Kong Parkview estate for my own use. It will cost about HK$19 million. How much stamp duty do I need to pay and are there any other new rules I should be aware of?

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