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  • Jul 22, 2014
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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...

22 Jul 2014 - 3:35pm

While the government seeks more land across the city to meet its ultimate target of 470,000 more homes within a decade, architect Bryant Lu says Hong Kong urgently needs an urban master plan.

22 Jul 2014 - 5:28pm

The downturn in China’s real estate market and the rising popularity of internet finance are driving a shake-up in the property service industry, in which firms are closing unprofitable shops and...

22 Jul 2014 - 3:07pm

Tight housing supply led to a decrease in secondary home sales in Hong Kong last week, but prices continue to rise.

22 Jul 2014 - 2:56pm

The South China Morning Post’s Property desk won a merit award in the features category at the 14th Consumer Rights Reporting Awards on Friday.

22 Jul 2014 - 2:39pm

Property investors around the world know all about London, a reliably strong and consistent market.

Investment from across the globe has historically been attracted to its traditionally...

22 Jul 2014 - 2:21pm

Hong Kong & China

While the government seeks more land across the city to meet its ultimate target of 470,000 more homes within a decade, architect Bryant Lu says Hong Kong urgently needs an urban master plan.

22 Jul 2014 - 5:28pm

The downturn in China’s real estate market and the rising popularity of internet finance are driving a shake-up in the property service industry, in which firms are closing unprofitable shops and...

22 Jul 2014 - 3:07pm

Tight housing supply led to a decrease in secondary home sales in Hong Kong last week, but prices continue to rise.

22 Jul 2014 - 2:56pm

Bryant Lu worked for an architectural firm in New York for two years after he graduated from Cornell University. In 2000, he decided to join Ronald Lu & Partners, founded by his father, Ronald...

22 Jul 2014 - 2:14pm

The city's finance chief has warned prospective homebuyers to be aware of the market risks amid signs the lower end of the housing market is picking up.

21 Jul 2014 - 1:54pm

A big crowd turned out to view off-site show flats for Cheung Kong's cut-price Mont Vert development despite concern in some quarters that the sales tactics of the developer are questionable.

20 Jul 2014 - 11:34am

A record number of mainland cities reported a drop in home prices last month, official data showed yesterday, stoking expectations that more regional authorities will relax policies to stimulate...

19 Jul 2014 - 1:59am

China's third largest property developer, Evergrande Real Estate, has joined smaller peers in offering zero-interest down payment loans, a practice reminiscent of the US housing boom that...

19 Jul 2014 - 1:59am

Hong Kong's largest developer, Cheung Kong, defended itself after it was criticised for barring prospective buyers from viewing flats in a new development, saying it did not break the law.

19 Jul 2014 - 3:22am

International

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...

22 Jul 2014 - 3:35pm

Property consultants are divided on the central government’s tightening up on remittances of funds abroad, with some predicting a decline in offshore investment by mainlanders.

22 Jul 2014 - 11:49am

Australia is enjoying a long-desired housing renaissance as a record amount of new building gets under way, and a shift in fashion towards high-rise living should lengthen its life span even if it...

22 Jul 2014 - 12:31am

JP Morgan Chase's asset management unit intends to quadruple its holdings of European commercial property in need of renovations or new tenants as well-occupied buildings in good condition become...

16 Jul 2014 - 5:08am

Advertised prices for Berlin flats rose more than twice as fast as rents in June as housing demand in Germany's capital outpaced construction and low borrowing costs encouraged buyers.

16 Jul 2014 - 5:08am

Google, owner of the world's biggest search engine, bought a San Francisco office building and agreed to lease space at a nearby tower as it expands its real estate presence in the city.

16 Jul 2014 - 5:52am

After successfully staging football's World Cup, Brazil has something else to offer: property. However, will time ever be called on a bull run that has seen house prices almost double since 2008...

16 Jul 2014 - 5:48am

Lodha Developers, which is building the world's tallest residential tower, is planning an initial public offering (IPO) that may raise as much as US$1 billion, sources said.

15 Jul 2014 - 5:04am

London house prices rose at their slowest pace in 15 months last month and values are expected to fall as Bank of England (BOE) measures to cool the property market deter buyers, the Royal...

11 Jul 2014 - 1:31am

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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