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  • Jul 31, 2014
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An oversupply of retail space poses a more serious threat to property investors in the mainland's many third-tier cities than the much-talked-about housing glut, especially as an increasing number...

31 Jul 2014 - 1:27am

Developers are expected to produce more tiny flats in their future projects given the frenetic buying spree for shoe-box homes by young homebuyers and investors, industry observers said.

30 Jul 2014 - 10:36am

New residential projects where discounts and subsidies for extra stamp duty are being offered have revived buying interest from investors who stayed on the sidelines.

30 Jul 2014 - 3:12am

Cofco Land Holdings is in "smooth talks" to acquire several shopping malls from its state-controlled parent company, Cofco Land chairman Zhou Zheng said.

30 Jul 2014 - 3:09am

The strategy of using discounts to boost sales has pushed up Hong Kong developers' turnover to the highest in six years and their stocks to 52-week highs as buyers snapped up HK$26 billion worth...

30 Jul 2014 - 1:22am

The relaxation of housing policies on the mainland boosted property stocks this month but any significant impact on transactions has yet to be seen.

30 Jul 2014 - 1:22am

Hong Kong & China

An oversupply of retail space poses a more serious threat to property investors in the mainland's many third-tier cities than the much-talked-about housing glut, especially as an increasing number...

31 Jul 2014 - 1:27am

At the rate the mainland is putting up buildings, more than 1,500 skyscrapers of 30 storeys or taller - equivalent to the whole city of Chicago - are being constructed every year, research by...

30 Jul 2014 - 8:24am

The strategy of using discounts to boost sales has pushed up Hong Kong developers' turnover to the highest in six years and their stocks to 52-week highs as buyers snapped up HK$26 billion worth...

30 Jul 2014 - 1:22am

The relaxation of housing policies on the mainland boosted property stocks this month but any significant impact on transactions has yet to be seen.

30 Jul 2014 - 1:22am

Developers are expected to produce more tiny flats in their future projects given the frenetic buying spree for shoe-box homes by young homebuyers and investors, industry observers said.

30 Jul 2014 - 10:36am

New residential projects where discounts and subsidies for extra stamp duty are being offered have revived buying interest from investors who stayed on the sidelines.

30 Jul 2014 - 3:12am

The mainland property market will keep testing for a bottom in the next few months despite the loosening of home purchase restrictions by more than two dozen citiies in recent weeks, industry...

30 Jul 2014 - 3:14am

Cofco Land Holdings is in "smooth talks" to acquire several shopping malls from its state-controlled parent company, Cofco Land chairman Zhou Zheng said.

30 Jul 2014 - 3:09am

Zhou Zheng was appointed chairman of Hong Kong-listed Cofco Land last year. He is also chairman of Shenzhen-listed Cofco Property.

30 Jul 2014 - 3:19am

International

Here's something you may not have heard for a while: Eastern Europe is hot property. Perhaps not yet the residential markets but, for institutional investors looking for fresh opportunity,...

30 Jul 2014 - 5:59am

Unable to pay her mortgage, Manoli Herrera turned over her flat to the bank and moved into one of six abandoned buildings occupied by other jobless families in Sanlucar de Barrameda.

30 Jul 2014 - 5:59am

Home sales in New York's Hamptons, the Long Island holiday locale popular among financiers and celebrities, climbed in the second quarter as more inventory became available for buyers.

30 Jul 2014 - 8:26am

Multimillion-pound housing developments in London are segregating less well-off tenants from wealthy homebuyers by forcing them to use separate entrances.

27 Jul 2014 - 6:27am

Asking prices for London property have fallen for a second consecutive month as a rise in the number of homes for sale softened the market for sellers, Rightmove said.

23 Jul 2014 - 5:20am

Toronto condominium sales jumped in the second quarter, as investors in Canada's biggest city soaked up a wave of supply to feed demand for rentals.

23 Jul 2014 - 5:20am

The rise of Dubai's red-hot residential real estate market is slowing as government steps to curb speculative buying have an impact and higher prices start to affect demand, consultants JLL said...

23 Jul 2014 - 5:20am

Swire Properties has presold at record prices more than 40 per cent of the first residential tower at its large mixed-use project in Miami, Florida, as Chinese buyers lead a surge in foreign...

23 Jul 2014 - 5:27am

Property consultants are divided on the central government's move to tighten remittances abroad, with some predicting a decline in offshore investment by mainlanders.

25 Jul 2014 - 4:47pm

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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