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  • Sep 23, 2014
  • Updated: 9:05am

Home sales

China homebuying fever set to cool as curbs bite

The latest round of cooling measures this month is expected to slow down homebuying on the mainland after scorching sales in March. Prices of new homes climbed in 68 out of 70 cities in March from February, according to figures released by the National Bureau of Statistics - the highest number of cities since September 2011.

Friday, 19 April, 2013, 5:04am

Scramble for sales precedes new law

Cheung Kong is offering additional sweeteners, on top of a price cut last month, to try to offload the remaining units at its Lai Chi Kok residential project.

18 Apr 2013 - 5:33am

China home sales set to fall after latest tightening measures

New-home sales in first-tier and second-tier cities were up 8 per cent and 13 per cent week on week, respectively, according to Nomura. The next catalyst for the housing market should come after the first week of May - the three-day holiday starting on April 29.

17 Apr 2013 - 5:31am

Hong Kong second-hand home sales rebound to 7-week high after new curbs

On February 22 the government announced new measures, including a doubling of stamp duty for homes and non-residential properties valued at more than HK$2 million, and requiring buyers of non-residential properties to pay stamp duty earlier.

17 Apr 2013 - 5:31am

DTZ predicts continuing uncertainty in Hong Kong property market

Overall residential prices in the secondary market have dropped about 5 per cent since the government announced the doubling of stamp duty on February 22, it noted.

17 Apr 2013 - 5:31am

Singapore braces for further curbs after record home sales

Home sales rose to 2,793 in March, rebounding from a 14-month low in February and the highest since the Urban Redevelopment Authority started releasing the information in June 2007, according to data released today. Sales in February slumped to 712 units, the data showed.

17 Apr 2013 - 5:31am

New Hong Kong flat supply set for 8-year high

Preliminary figures from the Rating and Valuation Department's "Hong Kong Property Review 2013" report shows that 15,820 new flats will go on the market next year, 16.8 per cent more than this year's expected total of 13,550 units.

12 Apr 2013 - 6:00am

Home sales plunge into deep freeze

A week after most mainland cities announced details of the latest round of State Council-ordered cooling measures, home sales in the secondary market across the country plunged as much as 90 per cent.

11 Apr 2013 - 5:07am

H7N9 bird flu not behind slowing Shanghai home sales, agents say

Home sales in Shanghai have been hit by policy measures aimed at curbing demand, not by fears of another widespread outbreak of a new strain of bird flu, property consultants said.

10 Apr 2013 - 5:47am

Hong Kong home sellers begin to drop prices to lure buyers in depressed market

The government's cooling measures "have created a severe situation for sellers", Centaline Property managing director Louis Chan Wing-kit said. "Some have waited for up to 40 days to clinch a deal, so now they feel they need to lower prices."

10 Apr 2013 - 5:47am