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Cheung Kong's Justin Chiu says stamp duty unlikely to hit home prices

Justin Chiu, Cheung Kong (Holdings)

The city's new stamp duties are unlikely to hit Hong Kong home prices as residential property is still a good investment in the city's low-interest-rate environment, according to Cheung Kong (Holdings) executive director Justin Chiu Kwok-hung.

Saturday, 10 November, 2012, 5:04am

Property Digest, November 7, 2012

UK house prices fall for fourth straight month

7 Nov 2012 - 4:15am

New leaders in Beijing face tough decision on property

People view a model of a Beijing development. Demand for luxury property fell after curbs made it harder to get mortgages. Photo: AFP

The prospect of a housing surge is fraying mainland policymakers' nerves.

7 Nov 2012 - 3:16am

London luxury prices rise most in four months

The One Hyde Park development in Knightsbridge, where prices continue to rise. Photo: Bloomberg

Luxury-home prices in central London rose at the fastest rate in four months in October as overseas investors sought less-risky assets, broker Knight Frank said.

The average value of a house or apartment in the most expensive neighbourhoods climbed 0.8 per cent from September.

7 Nov 2012 - 3:16am

We like discrimination in principle. But will it work?

Prices will not come down if supply and demand is unchanged.

Clearly I'm way out of step.

I've just been looking through what has to be a record mailbag in response to Monitor's two columns last week about the new tax on non-resident buyers of Hong Kong homes.

5 Nov 2012 - 7:51am 13 comments

Prices of new flats rise on the mainland in October

Prices of new homes rose month on month in 56 cities across the mainland in October, extending four months of gains. Photo: AP

Prices of new homes climbed for the fifth consecutive month on the mainland in October, rising 0.17 per cent from September, according to a survey by an affiliate of the country's biggest property website, SouFun.

2 Nov 2012 - 5:30am

Stamp duty good news for first-time buyers

One analyst says prices could go down by up to 5 per cent in the next year as a result of the new measures. Photo: Felix Wong

Rachael Ng's dream of owning a home of her own has been dashed so many times she was beginning to despair - until last week's government measures to rein in soaring property prices revived her hopes of finding a flat to fit her budget.

7 Nov 2012 - 2:23am 1 comment

Sub-US$1m homes a draw as Hamptons prices fall

East Hampton, a favourite spot for rich New Yorkers to have second homes. Houses in the Hamptons are more affordable. Photo: Bloomberg

The average price of homes sold in New York's Hamptons, the Long Island oceanside retreat for summering Manhattanites, declined in the third quarter as mortgage rates near record lows focused buyer attention on cheaper properties.

31 Oct 2012 - 3:08am

British property prices fall for fourth month running

British property prices fall for fourth month running

British house prices fell for a fourth month in October and a property-market recovery is unlikely without sustained economic growth, analysts at Hometrack said.

31 Oct 2012 - 3:08am

Homebuyers not protected from potentially biased information

Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen

For homebuyers, no news could indeed be good news. In August, the city's housing market was thrown into a frenzy as the media went to town over "the most expensive apartment in Asia" - a 6,200 sq ft apartment on the eighth floor of Opus Hong Kong in Mid-Levels that was reportedly sold for HK$470 million, or HK$75,800 per sq ft.

29 Oct 2012 - 6:37am

Business Digest, October 22, 2012

Shaanxi developers' profit capped at 10pc

22 Oct 2012 - 4:47am

Hot money spurs developers to rush projects on to market

Potential buyers view a model of the Reach. More than 70,000 people have visited the show flats of the project, one of many being rushed to the market. Photo: SCMP

Property developers are rushing new projects on to the market in response to hot money inflows that are helping to drive prices to record highs.

22 Oct 2012 - 4:47am

The estates where prices are still below their 1997 peak

Prices of flats in Discovery Park in Tsuen Wan have not rallied because they are not near a train station. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Home prices in a number of estates are still below their 1997 peak level. This is despite the sharp rise in over the past four years that has taken average prices in major housing estates above the highs last seen before the onset of the Asian financial crisis in October, 1997.

3 Oct 2012 - 4:35am

Property Digest, October 3, 2012

Australian home prices surge after rate cuts

3 Oct 2012 - 5:00am

Singapore home prices climb to a record in the third quarter

Singapore home prices climbed to a record in the third quarter after developers sold more homes, a report showed.

3 Oct 2012 - 5:00am