Home sales

October ends strong run for mainland home sales

Flats in Wuhan, Hubei province. The value of private homes sold on the mainland dipped by 6.8 per cent last month. Photo: Reteurs

The value of private housing sold on the mainland fell 6.8 per cent in October, despite strong sales gains in previous months.

Saturday, 10 November, 2012, 5:04am

Singapore home sales hit their highest level in three years

Home sales in Singapore rose 84 per cent last month - the highest in more than three years - as developers sold more flats after a decline in August, a month considered inauspicious based on the lunar calendar.

17 Oct 2012 - 1:53am

Property Digest, October 3, 2012

Australian home prices surge after rate cuts

3 Oct 2012 - 5:00am

Hong Kong secondary home sales fall due to holiday, launch of new flats

Secondary home sales in Hong Kong have slowed in the past few days due to launches of new projects and the long holiday.

3 Oct 2012 - 5:00am

Slow start to mainland's peak season for home sales

Shui On Land's luxury project in Foshan. Photo: Paggie Leung

The traditional peak season for mainland home sales of September and October has got off to a slow start, with sales declining this month due to limited supply and policy-tightening measures aimed at curbing demand.

26 Sep 2012 - 1:41am

Rush of releases sees new home sales up fivefold

Sales of new homes rose more than fivefold last week as project releases attracted end-users and investors.

Led by sales at Century Gateway, in Tuen Mun, and Double Cove, in Ma On Shan, about 260 new homes were sold over the weekend, up from just 49 deals done in the previous week.

26 Sep 2012 - 1:41am

HK new home sales to hit record high

HK new home sales to hit record high

Sales of new homes in Hong Kong could reach record highs over the next two years as developers accelerate releases of residential projects, according to analysts.

24 Sep 2012 - 11:30am

Luxury Tuen Mun homes snapped up despite measures to cool prices

Home buyers snapped up nearly 50 per cent of upmarket units offered at a residential project in Tuen Mun in the first six hours yesterday, the first development put on sale since the government rolled out a string of measures last month to bring down home prices.

12 Sep 2012 - 10:04am

Excluding non-locals from flat sales could easily backfire

Selling points

Here's a trivia question: what do China, Taiwan, Singapore, Korea, the Philippines and almost everywhere else in Asia all have but Hong Kong doesn't?

You can probably think of lots of things, but in this case the answer is restrictions on property purchases by foreigners.

12 Sep 2012 - 5:23am 3 comments

Sales start at Century Gateway Tuen Mun and Double Cove Ma On Shan

Home buyers pack the sales office of Century Gateway in Tuen Mun. Photo: SCMP

Tuen Mun and Ma On Shan are set to become the latest battlefields for developers when two housing projects together offering more than 2,000 new flats are released for sale.

12 Sep 2012 - 10:36am

Home sales stall ahead of projects in Hong Kong's New Territories

Sales of both new and older homes stalled last week as would-be buyers turned their attention to the upcoming launch of two projects in the New Territories.

Analysts said recent government policy measures aimed at cooling down house prices may have contributed to the slowdown in sales.

Some buyers may have become cautious in the expectation that prices could be forced down.

11 Sep 2012 - 11:16pm

High prices peg back Hong Kong home sales despite rise in supply

An aerial view of Taikoo Shing, a prime residential area where many owners are reluctant to sell given the high price of buying another flat in the same estate. Photo: Robert Ng

Homeowner Winnie Cheung has no intention of profiting by selling her apartment in the blue-chip housing estate of Taikoo Shing in Quarry Bay, even though its value has risen by some 55 per cent to HK$7 million in three years.

4 Sep 2012 - 11:46pm

HK flat sales dip as owners await price rises

Purchases of second-hand homes in Hong Kong slowed last week as owners withheld properties from the market in anticipation of further prices rises, according to property agents.

Some buyers were deterred from entering the market because of the recent strong price rises, the agents added.

29 Aug 2012 - 2:31am