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  • Oct 1, 2014
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Sales of used homes over the weekend were an early casualty of the start of street protests in Hong Kong, with transactions plunging to a 33-week low.

30 Sep 2014 - 3:53pm

30 Sep 2014 - 4:09pm

Chinese trade centre and logistics property developer Wuzhou International Holdings has decided to switch to second-tier cities and maintain gross profit margin of between 40 per cent and 45 per...

30 Sep 2014 - 1:09pm

The Link Real Estate Investment Trust, Asia’s largest reit, said it has sold five of its properties in Hong Kong for HK$1.72 billion.

Last month, the reit announced putting the five...

30 Sep 2014 - 11:53am

Hong Kong has long had its well-established retail districts serving different catchments and budgets, each one offering a slightly different balance of retailers and slightly different price...

30 Sep 2014 - 10:58am

Sales of used homes over the weekend were an early casualty of the start of street protests in Hong Kong, with transactions plunging to a 33-week low.

30 Sep 2014 - 3:53pm

Chinese trade centre and logistics property developer Wuzhou International Holdings has decided to switch to second-tier cities and maintain gross profit margin of between 40 per cent and 45 per...

30 Sep 2014 - 1:09pm

The Link Real Estate Investment Trust, Asia’s largest reit, said it has sold five of its properties in Hong Kong for HK$1.72 billion.

Last month, the reit announced putting the five...

30 Sep 2014 - 11:53am

Hong Kong has long had its well-established retail districts serving different catchments and budgets, each one offering a slightly different balance of retailers and slightly different price...

30 Sep 2014 - 10:58am

Logistics-related property is a hot sector in China now, thanks to a boom in e-commerce, with just a handful of developers enjoying the spoils. Wuzhou International Holdings is one of them.

30 Sep 2014 - 1:07pm

The Hong Kong government has released the first industrial site for sale in 14 years as manufacturers show interest in moving back to the city to beat the rising costs on the mainland.

30 Sep 2014 - 9:44am

Mainland commercial property developer Soho China has agreed to sell just under half of its uncompleted office-retail project in Shanghai to Ctrip Shanghai for HK$3.85 billion, nearly double what...

30 Sep 2014 - 2:24am

On booming Jinshazhou island between Guangzhou and Foshan, developers touting new projects face sluggish sales due to their unwillingness to slash prices, boding ill for the mainland economy that...

29 Sep 2014 - 2:11am

Canada will not make any sudden changes to the country's system of housing finance, even as the government looks at ways to reduce its role in the market, Finance Minister Joe Oliver said.

24 Sep 2014 - 6:07am

Housing starts slumped in August from the highest level in almost seven years in the United States, reflecting a setback in multifamily projects that are at the forefront of the rebound in real...

24 Sep 2014 - 6:07am

Keppel Reit, the second-biggest office property trust in Asia excluding Japan, will buy a stake in a Singapore office tower from Keppel Land valued at S$1.25 billion (HK$7.64 billion).

24 Sep 2014 - 6:07am

Gabor Varga, a 28-year-old software developer, has joined almost 100,000 Hungarians who will buy homes this year, lifting the market after it suffered one of the worst collapses in Europe.

24 Sep 2014 - 6:07am

Dubai property prices are cooling to "healthy" levels after a two-year rally during which real estate rebounded from a slump when the global financial crisis hit in 2009.

24 Sep 2014 - 6:07am

Italian house prices will continue to decline over the next two years as a rise in mortgage lending is not sufficient to counter a sagging economy, Fitch Ratings said.

24 Sep 2014 - 6:34am

Prices of private residential properties in Singapore dropped by a further 1.0 per cent in the second quarter after a 1.3 per cent decline in the previous quarter.

24 Sep 2014 - 3:40am

For the longest time, Japan's property market has been frozen. Only those investors who had the nerve to sit out plummeting prices, economic crises and catastrophic natural disasters, such as the...

17 Sep 2014 - 5:52am

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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