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First-Time Buyer

Fewer buyers expected at electronics fair

Asia's biggest electronics trade show opened yesterday at the newly expanded Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, but exhibitors expect to see fewer buyers and overseas orders this year, given the global business environment.

Tuesday, 14 April, 2009, 12:00am

No plans for starter loan scheme

There are no plans to resume the Home Starter Loan Scheme to help first-time buyers, Secretary for Transport and Housing Eva Cheng has said. She was responding to legislator Gary Chan Hak-kan's comment yesterday that many young people had to wait a long time for public rental housing.

8 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Shanghai relaxes more rules on property sector

Oversupply puts pressure on prices, analysts say

Despite the Shanghai government's efforts to revive the property market by easing rules for people buying a second home, prices remain weak because of oversupply, property consultants say.

30 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Recovery in mainland property market expected to be short-lived

Home purchases in some major mainland cities rebounded last month, but property consultants are unimpressed.

9 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Scotland and Northern Ireland still leading the pack

Britain's regional property markets experienced considerable variations in fortune last year, with Scotland and Northern Ireland leading for the second year running. London is reasserting its dominance, but northern England's markets are cooling fast.

14 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Prices turn London workers into commuters

Londoners are leaving the British capital because they can no longer afford the property prices, analysts have revealed.

According to website Smart New Homes, London's first-time buyers and movers on moderate to low incomes are buying in the home counties and East Anglia, within commuter distance to work.

28 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Britain to launch reits next year

But critics say the tight planning system means developers cannot build enough homes to satisfy supply

The British property sector was less than enthralled by British Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown's 10th budget, announced last week.

29 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Playing politics

Legislators now seem to realise their blunder in vetoing a government plan to provide more assistance for first-time buyers.

28 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Tung sorry for buyers

THE Chief Executive sympathises with property buyers who have not secured mortgages because of the property slump.

Tung Chee-hwa, however, said the Home Starter Loan Scheme was not set up to help them, but to aid eligible families buying their first flats.

19 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Home loan hope for first-time buyers

Young professionals can expect to buy new flats of about 800 square feet in urban areas when government loans to help first-time buyers go on offer next Friday.

But some property agents are criticising the decision to launch the Home Starter Loan Scheme while the property market is in a slump.

11 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Downturn could become a dream

PROSPECTIVE flat buyers could consider saving up their year-end bonus to take advantage of the property downturn to achieve the dream of home ownership.

The bonus amount may be a small sum relative to the SAR's high residential property values.

14 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Buyers move in as prices hit lowest level in generation

British homes will become their most affordable for a generation this year because of tax and interest rate cuts, new research shows.

Buying activity will subsequently rise in both the mass and luxury residential markets, pushing up prices, according to commentators.

27 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Good reception for Hang Lung flats

HANG LUNG Development Co says flat buyers snapped up about 70 per cent of 144 luxury units at its mid-rise development Parc Versailles in Tai Po.

A company spokesman believed buyers were mainly end-users.

9 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Bright patches fail to lift homes market

PROPERTY prices are expected to drift further despite evidence the market is turning in some areas of the territory.

The latest monthly Brooke Hillier Parker survey of the residential market in North Point, Quarry Bay and Chai Wan found prices down in one district but up in two others.

23 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

New real estate rules go too far, says panel

A PANEL of real estate experts claims the government failed to do its homework properly before coming up with measures to dampen property speculation.

While it generally supported the government's plan to cool the overheated market, it said the measures were only corrective and not preventative, and that they also went too far.

6 Jul 1994 - 12:00am