Housing Market

Housing market crash would only add fuel to Occupy Central campaign

Housing market crash would only add fuel to Occupy Central campaign

A year ago, I suggested in these columns that Leung Chun-ying's term as chief executive will be judged primarily on how he tackles the twin issues of housing and political reform, and that a stronger advocacy of a coherent ideology on both those issues would be critical t

Tuesday, 7 May, 2013, 2:23am 11 comments

Investors dominate the Australian housing market

Investors dominate the purchase of residential buildings in Sydney and across Australia. Photo: Bloomberg

The value of home-loan approvals for investors rose 4 per cent in December from a year ago in seasonally adjusted terms, while mortgages for owner-occupiers fell 1.8 per cent in the same period, government data show.

13 Mar 2013 - 5:06am

Rebound in Canadian housing starts last month beats forecast

Canada's Finance Minister Jim Flaherty. Photo: Reuters

Canadian housing starts rose more than expected in February after falling to their lowest since the end of the 2009 recession. The annual pace of work increased to 180,719 units from a revised 158,998 in January, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation said.

13 Mar 2013 - 5:06am

Weekend housing market sends mixed signals

Henderson Land sold more than 80 flats at The Reach in Yuen Long. Photo: Nora Tam

Sales of new homes and flats in the secondary market over the weekend showed mixed results, according to property agents.

28 Jan 2013 - 4:39am

For a snapshot of the Vancouver real estate market, look to the mainland

In step

Vancouver's housing market may depend on the strength of the mainland economy as much as anything that happens in Canada.

28 Jan 2013 - 6:02am