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Hong Kong Property Services

Real-estate agents forced to diversify to survive

International consultant Savills, which until now has focused on broking big-ticket property transactions in Hong Kong as well as introducing overseas properties to Hong Kong buyers, is expanding its sales force to enter the mass housing market in the city.

Wednesday, 24 April, 2013, 5:20am

Real estate agents get help to fight corruption

The Independent Commission Against Corruption has issued anti-corruption guidelines for the highly competitive real estate industry which is expected to be even more cut-throat following measures to curb home prices.

1 Apr 2013 - 5:06am 1 comment

Agents shut shops as curbs put sales on ice

Property agents across the city are closing their branches as a series of government property-cooling measures continues to bite. Investors and speculators have been forced out of the market following the introduction of the measures, leaving estate agents battling to stay afloat amid the resulting plunge in sales activity.

21 Mar 2013 - 5:34am

Comparisons can solve gross problem

How strange it is to find myself agreeing with those vampire squids from the Real Estate Developers Association. REDA members have made the most outlandish profits by misleading and distorting the true sizes of flats people have bought over the decades, while the government looked on.

21 Mar 2013 - 2:50am 3 comments

Flat sales to remain buoyant after Lunar New Year, say agents

Sammy Po Siu-ming, a director of real estate agency Midland Realty, said that after the strong sales performance in January he expected developers to become more aggressive with launches of new flats during the Lunar New Year holiday.

6 Feb 2013 - 4:59am

Developer caution hangs over land sale prospects

Two sites for tender in Sha Tin and Sai Kung could net the government up to HK$2.4 billion, but developers have turned cautious following the introduction of the latest cooling measures, Ricacorp Properties says.

2 Jan 2013 - 4:24am

2012: when car parks became cash shelters

Happy Holidays to all.

The new year is traditionally a time to take a look at how things have gone in the past 12 months and vow to start afresh.

1 Jan 2013 - 5:36am

Fewer new flats sold over Christmas holidays this year

Hong Kong's property market is not benefiting from the Christmas spirit, with just a few new homes sold over the holiday period as the latest round of cooling measures bite.

27 Dec 2012 - 1:59am

Tax takes huge toll on sales, industry

Hong Kong's real estate industry has grown rapidly in the past thanks to the city's famously non-interventionist economic approach.

But those heady days appear to be over with one of the biggest brakes on players' profits now government policy, according to Real Estate Developers Association (REDA) chairman Stewart Leung Chi-kin.

21 Dec 2012 - 3:46am

Hong Kong housing market 'painfully slow', says Ricacorp's Patrick Chow

Hong Kong home sales are mired in a slow and painful contraction and estate agents predict a recovery is not on the cards until after the Lunar New Year.

"The market is painfully slow," said Patrick Chow Moon-kit, head of research for Ricacorp Properties. "The situation will last for a while."

10 Dec 2012 - 1:53pm