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  • Apr 20, 2014
  • Updated: 11:03am

Hong Kong developers are aggressively pushing project launches on the four-day Easter break but sales momentum for larger units is showing signs of slowing.

19 Apr 2014 - 1:10am

Sweeteners were aplenty at the Beijing Spring Real Estate Trade Fair last week. But Zhao Xiao wasn't biting.

19 Apr 2014 - 12:46am

Property-related taxes imposed and proposed by the British government will not deter mainland Chinese intent on buying property in Britain, lawyers and industry insiders say.

19 Apr 2014 - 12:44am

Luxury property developers in Singapore are facing their worst sales outlook in six years as a raft of government measures to cool one of the world's most expensive real estate markets bite.

19 Apr 2014 - 1:10am

China's slump in property sales and construction is spurring speculation that the government's four-year-old campaign of real-estate controls will start to crack.

18 Apr 2014 - 1:51am

Li Liang was overjoyed last week when he began to be swamped by inquiries about office rent and commercial property available for purchase in the free-trade zone (FTZ) in the Waigaoqiao area of...

17 Apr 2014 - 1:11am

Hong Kong & China

Sweeteners were aplenty at the Beijing Spring Real Estate Trade Fair last week. But Zhao Xiao wasn't biting.

19 Apr 2014 - 12:46am

Hong Kong developers are aggressively pushing project launches on the four-day Easter break but sales momentum for larger units is showing signs of slowing.

19 Apr 2014 - 1:10am

China's slump in property sales and construction is spurring speculation that the government's four-year-old campaign of real-estate controls will start to crack.

18 Apr 2014 - 1:51am

Li Liang was overjoyed last week when he began to be swamped by inquiries about office rent and commercial property available for purchase in the free-trade zone (FTZ) in the Waigaoqiao area of...

17 Apr 2014 - 1:11am

A cooling real estate market weighed down fixed-asset investment growth on the mainland to the slowest pace in over a decade, official data showed yesterday, boding ill for the world's second-...

17 Apr 2014 - 1:11am

Li Liang was overjoyed last week when he began to be swamped by inquiries about office rent and commercial property available for purchase in the free-trade zone (FTZ) in the Waigaoqiao area of...

16 Apr 2014 - 2:59pm

To gauge mainlanders' buying demand for domestic and overseas residential property, the South China Morning Post and Century 21 China Real Estate have partnered on a quarterly sentiment survey.

16 Apr 2014 - 5:56am

The secondary markets for homes in Beijing and Shanghai diverged for the third consecutive month in March, according to the SCMP-CTC index.

16 Apr 2014 - 5:56am

During the week starting April 7, 163 units were sold at 50 housing estates tracked by Ricacorp Properties, an increase of 22 per cent from the previous week.

16 Apr 2014 - 5:26am

International

Property-related taxes imposed and proposed by the British government will not deter mainland Chinese intent on buying property in Britain, lawyers and industry insiders say.

19 Apr 2014 - 12:44am

Luxury property developers in Singapore are facing their worst sales outlook in six years as a raft of government measures to cool one of the world's most expensive real estate markets bite.

19 Apr 2014 - 1:10am

The surge in office demand from New York's technology, media and fashion companies is rapidly depleting the supply of affordable space in the city, especially in lower Manhattan, according to...

16 Apr 2014 - 5:39am

There are signs that the United States' housing market is getting back on its feet - aided by rising home prices, steady job growth and fewer troubled loans.

16 Apr 2014 - 6:03am

Developers and government planners alike take their main cue from an assessment of infrastructure in determining where property projects should go, a survey finds.

16 Apr 2014 - 5:27am

The price of new Canadian homes rose 0.2 per cent in February from January, topping expectations of a 0.1 per cent gain after January's 0.3 per cent increase, according to Statistics Canada data...

16 Apr 2014 - 6:04am

There is little more than a gaping hole where Britain's first new town in more than 40 years is due to be built: it's a symbol of the huge housing shortage that successive governments have failed...

16 Apr 2014 - 5:39am

On the face of it, there are some fairly healthy numbers coming out of Indochina. Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Myanmar - the "late bloomers" of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean)....

16 Apr 2014 - 6:05am

In tax terms, Britain's budget, released on March 19, was mostly uneventful. However, there were some unexpected announcements for non-residents who own British property.

9 Apr 2014 - 2:32am

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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