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Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties, seeking to raise up to US$6 billion in a Hong Kong share float that would be the city's largest this year, is seen as a safe play in a mainland property sector...

Updated 20 Sep 2014 - 4:41am

Xiamen is the only mainland city which recorded growth in new private housing prices among the 70 major mainland cities in August, government figures showed.

19 Sep 2014 - 4:39am

SouFun shares are posting the longest streak of losses since 2011 in US trading on concern the new price incentives that the Chinese real estate website is offering homebuyers will erode profits...

19 Sep 2014 - 6:16am

Average rents at 50 major housing estates in Hong Kong hit a record high last month, research by Ricacorp Properties shows.

18 Sep 2014 - 9:19am

Property trusts are funnelling the least amount of money into mainland developers in almost five years as maturing debt balloons, escalating default concerns.

18 Sep 2014 - 5:57am

Mainland developers hit by shrinking profit margins and rising debt levels in first-half earnings reports can look forward to a better second half, Moody's Investors Service says.

18 Sep 2014 - 5:57am

Hong Kong & China

Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties, seeking to raise up to US$6 billion in a Hong Kong share float that would be the city's largest this year, is seen as a safe play in a mainland property sector...

Updated 20 Sep 2014 - 4:41am

SouFun shares are posting the longest streak of losses since 2011 in US trading on concern the new price incentives that the Chinese real estate website is offering homebuyers will erode profits...

19 Sep 2014 - 6:16am

Xiamen is the only mainland city which recorded growth in new private housing prices among the 70 major mainland cities in August, government figures showed.

19 Sep 2014 - 4:39am

Property trusts are funnelling the least amount of money into mainland developers in almost five years as maturing debt balloons, escalating default concerns.

18 Sep 2014 - 5:57am

Average rents at 50 major housing estates in Hong Kong hit a record high last month, research by Ricacorp Properties shows.

18 Sep 2014 - 9:19am

Mainland developers hit by shrinking profit margins and rising debt levels in first-half earnings reports can look forward to a better second half, Moody's Investors Service says.

18 Sep 2014 - 5:57am

CSI Properties, a property investment company, is raising up to HK$442.4 million through placement of new shares to fund its property investment.

17 Sep 2014 - 11:21am

MTR Corp released the tender terms for the Tai Wai Station residential project as the land premium was cut to a level 18 per cent lower than two years ago in a bid to woo developers.

17 Sep 2014 - 5:52am

The number of flats being offered at or below HK$3 million is declining sharply as Hong Kong home prices keep on climbing to fresh highs, leaving potential buyers with a tight budget little choice...

17 Sep 2014 - 5:32am

International

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

Chicago's River North, a district once notorious for its prostitutes and dilapidated warehouses, has become one of the hottest office markets in the US.

17 Sep 2014 - 5:52am

London's property market could benefit if Scotland votes for independence and some financial institutions decide to relocate to Britain, according to Rightmove.

17 Sep 2014 - 5:52am

The proportion of foreigners buying Paris apartments climbed to the highest in 15 years in the first half as they took advantage of falling prices. Foreign buyers accounted for 8.3 per cent of the...

17 Sep 2014 - 5:52am

Canadian home prices rose in August and the pace of 12-month appreciation accelerated, a report showed, suggesting robust demand for housing is continuing into the second half of the year.

17 Sep 2014 - 5:52am

Foreign direct investment in Mauritius jumped 67.3 per cent to 7.926 billion rupees (HK$1.92 billion) in the first six months of 2014 from a year earlier, helped by a flow of money into real...

17 Sep 2014 - 5:52am

Emaar Properties, owner of the world's biggest shopping centre, is seeking to raise as much as US$1.58 billion from the initial public offering of its malls unit in the United Arab Emirates'...

15 Sep 2014 - 4:40am

Hong Kong emigrant Meena Wong, who is striving to become Vancouver's first ethnic Chinese mayor, has called for part-time residents to pay for the privilege of leaving their expensive homes vacant...

14 Sep 2014 - 8:12am

Ayala Land, the Philippines' biggest builder, said annual profit may increase by as much as 20 per cent in the next decade as faster economic growth and rising incomes boost office, shop and...

11 Sep 2014 - 6:01am

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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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