The government should impose more property-cooling measures unless flat prices drop at least 20 per cent, a leading government housing adviser says.Monday, 10 June, 2013, 4:01am 1 comment
Young people seeking a housing bargain waited in line at the Housing Authority yesterday to get brochures and application forms for more than 800 surplus Home Ownership Scheme (HOS) flats.22 Mar 2013 - 4:07am
The Housing Authority has a five-year rolling public housing construction programme. This is reviewed and adjusted annually in accordance with the latest demand and supply situation.13 Mar 2013 - 3:00am
Lots were drawn on Monday to decide who will be eligible to buy second-hand Home Ownership Scheme flats without a premium. The Housing Authority's revised scheme will enable low- to middle-income families to buy the subsidised flats.The authority was swamped last month with 66,000 applications for just 5,000 flats. Of those, 23,400 families are vying for 4,500; and 42,600 single people for 500.19 Feb 2013 - 5:11am
The government is trying to complete two urban public housing projects ahead of schedule so that total production in the next five years can be raised from 75,000 to 79,000.6 Feb 2013 - 5:28am 1 comment
Young people have emerged as the keenest home hunters, with almost two-thirds of applications for two government-subsidised housing schemes being made by the young and single.19 Jan 2013 - 3:31am 2 comments
Hundreds of homebuyers seeking bargains waited in line at the Housing Authority yesterday, to get application forms for 5,000 used government-subsidised flats put out under a revised Home Ownership Scheme (HOS).5 Jan 2013 - 4:06am
As many as 270,000 home buyers seeking bargains will be able to vie for up to 5,000 used government-subsidised units from next January under a revised home ownership scheme.
The Housing Authority's subsidised housing committee yesterday endorsed a proposal to allow families with monthly income up to HK$40,000 and assets worth up to HK$830,000 to be eligible to apply to buy the flats.30 Nov 2012 - 3:20am
A government housing adviser has forecast Hong Kong home prices should tumble 20 per cent before reaching what he regards as a reasonable level, reiterating the latest round of cooling measures would be effective in curbing investment demand.1 Dec 2012 - 8:31am
Housing applicants aged above 35 may get priority over students on a long waiting list for public rental flats.13 Nov 2012 - 4:33am 1 comment
The biggest shopping mall built by the Housing Authority in recent years will be mainly occupied by chain stores, although it has been marketed to be different from other malls.
The shop portfolio is also similar to that of those operated by a competitor, The Link Reit.28 Sep 2012 - 3:15am
The formula for calculating resale premiums under the Home Ownership Scheme proposed by the previous administration has been rejected as being too complicated.13 Sep 2012 - 3:38am
Six residential sites would be sold by tender in the fourth quarter to provide nearly 1,800 flats, Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po announced on Friday afternoon.
These sites included two in Tseung Kwan O and one each in Sha Tin, Jordan, Tuen Mun and Sai Kung. These would provide a total of 1,760 residential units, Chan said.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Secretary for Transport and Housing Anthony Cheung Bing-leung assured Hongkongers on Friday that the Home Ownership Scheme (HOS) would be a long-running housing policy under the new government and the flats would be sold at affordable prices.
His pledge came a day after Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying announced 10 short- and medium-term measures to increase housing supply.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
A zone for small, creative businesses in an eight-storey Housing Authority mall now under construction has drawn five times more applicants than there are shops available.
The authority has received 130 applicants for the 23 shops in the 'small retail zone' of The Domain in Yau Tong, the public body's biggest commercial project, which is due to open before Christmas.2 Jun 2012 - 12:00am