Private housing estates in Hong Kong

Leighton Hill is city's most expensive housing estate in Zeppelin survey

The Leighton Hill is ranked as the most expensive housing estate in a survey. Photo: SCMP

Leighton Hill in Happy Valley emerged as the most expensive housing estate in a survey by research institute Zeppelin.

Wednesday, 9 January, 2013, 3:26am

Housing curbs take toll as transactions slump 53pc

In contrast to sales volume, home prices rebounded last month.

Home sales fell last month to their lowest level since late 2008, at the start of the global financial crisis, indicating government measures have succeeded in curbing demand.

The number of residential transactions plunged 53.3 per cent to 3,286 from November, while the total value tumbled 59.1 per cent to HK$17.2 billon, data released by the Land Registry yesterday showed.

4 Jan 2013 - 4:13pm

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

City Digest, September 25, 2012

Blood specialists devise app for best treatment

25 Sep 2012 - 3:47am

Appetite for success

Appetite for success

Jockey Club chief executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges samples the fare on offer at the bai sun ceremony at Sha Tin race course yesterday. The good luck ceremony is held annually at the start of each new racing season. The first meeting is on Saturday at the New Territories track. Photo: Kenneth Chan

6 Sep 2012 - 2:11am