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  • Sep 23, 2014
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Home sales

Taxation measures influence market

Policy measures relating to taxation and lending conditions can significantly influence buyers worldwide, including luxury home buyers, says Christie's International Real Estate.

Wednesday, 20 March, 2013, 5:22am

Second-hand home transactions hit historic lows

Home sales in the secondary market have plunged to historical lows, hit by increased mortgage rates and developers' competitive pricing strategies on new developments that have lured home seekers away from the second-hand housing sector.

20 Mar 2013 - 8:42am

Q & A with our experts, March 20, 2013

Q:I have saved about HK$500,000. I want to use it for the down payment for a mortgage on my first home. Where can I find properties priced slightly over HK$2 million? What are the options?

20 Mar 2013 - 5:22am

Singapore new-home sales dive 65pc last month

New private home sales in Singapore plunged 65 per cent last month from a month before as market cooling measures and the Lunar New Year holidays kept buyers away, official data showed.

20 Mar 2013 - 5:22am

Expats dazed and confused by stamp duty

New stamp duties rolled out over the last few months to try and cool the property market have been a big blow for expatriates in Hong Kong - and a matter of some confusion.

20 Mar 2013 - 5:22am

Higher mortgage rates hit sales of new homes over weekend

First-hand home sales were slack over the weekend as homebuyers adopted a "wait-and-see" stance after major banks in the city raised mortgage rates.

Some 90 new flats were sold on Saturday and Sunday, mainly at Hong Kong Ferry's Green Code project in Fanling, and The Reach in Yuen Long by Henderson Land and New World Development.

18 Mar 2013 - 2:53am

Ring-fence quota of Hong Kong flats for locals, says expert

Shih Wing-ching, co-founder of Centaline Property Agency, said his proposal would make flats more affordable for younger buyers without having too much adverse impact on the overall property market.

18 Mar 2013 - 7:27am

Homebuyers face squeeze on mortgage payment protection insurance

The Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation may further tighten eligibility for its payment protection insurance on home loans, in light of rising interest rates.

17 Mar 2013 - 5:39am

Hong Kong secondary home sales plunge to Sars-era levels

Property agency Midland said the number of real estate agents and branches might drop by nearly one-third if the government kept its tight grip on the housing market.

16 Mar 2013 - 3:58am

Hong Kong's new homebuyers hit by rise in interest rates

Centaline Property Agency said last night that some owners had immediately slashed their asking prices. A 922 sq ft flat in Taikoo Shing was on offer for HK$13 million, a reduction of 7 per cent. Other owners dropped their prices by up to 10 per cent.

14 Mar 2013 - 2:13pm