The supply of new private housing is expected to remain tight this year, property experts say, although the number of flats on which construction began or was completed rose last year.
It may end in the number "13", and heaven forfend that we tempt fate, but can't you just feel the love as everyone gets back to work in a year off to a wonderful start?
Common ground, peace and freedom of speech and assembly are what many Hongkongers are wishing for in 2013 after a tumultuous year of scandals, controversy and political rhetoric.
With elections due in many key countries, and the shifting sands of national power continuing to reshape the political and diplomatic landscape, 2013 will be a crucial year for world affairs.
Some international fund managers are still cautious about the euro-zone crisis and are betting on the low valuations of emerging markets next year.
As a tumultuous year in the Hong Kong property market comes to a close, many owners and investors are assessing their options for 2013.