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Property Outlook 2013

Safe and sound

London will continue to draw investors despite short-term movements in its property market, according to experts who are keen to stress that the city's fundamental economic and political strengths make it a low-risk destination.

Friday, 14 December, 2012, 11:49am

Regional strength

With the rest of the world engulfed by economic uncertainty, industry analysts are again looking east for good news in the property sector next year. There are very few signs of an upswing elsewhere, especially in debt-troubled Europe, but traditional safe havens, such as Singapore and Australia, continue to lure overseas investors, especially Chinese.

14 Dec 2012 - 11:42am

Land of opportunity

Multibillion-dollar infrastructure projects combined with new property developments mean the New Territories will become the biggest supplier of homes next year.

14 Dec 2012 - 11:35am

Urban renaissance

Two massive infrastructure projects will change the face of Kowloon forever. And that's not all, because there are ambitious regeneration plans for the old areas of the peninsula.

The story so far highlights the rebirth of West Kowloon, where a master-planned area - complete with office towers, city parks, museums, hotels and residential buildings - is half way to completion.

14 Dec 2012 - 11:27am

Magnet for investors

Despite the government's all-out effort to bring down prices in an overheated property market, experts foresee prices on Hong Kong Island to remain strong.

With its proximity to the central business district, Hong Kong Island has always been the favourite location to call home for the middle class, even in the face of policy uncertainties.

14 Dec 2012 - 2:44pm

Home turth

Owning a home is what most Hongkongers aspire to, as it enables them to feel committed to the place where they live, and helps form part of their identity.

14 Dec 2012 - 11:13am

You can bet on it

It's all about timing, especially in one key area of investment-fuelled Hong Kong: the property sector. So what's the best time to dive in?

14 Dec 2012 - 10:55am

Question of supply

If there is one thing most experts agree on, it is the need to increase the supply of homes.

The government target for next year is 20,000 units in the private sector, and 15,000 in the public sector, according to Paul Chan Mo-po, Secretary for Development, who is responsible for land supply policy.

14 Dec 2012 - 10:31am

Cooling period

The events of 2012 are expected to have a significant bearing on the future direction of Hong Kong's property market.

14 Dec 2012 - 10:18am

Sector reaches a turning point

Welcome to Property Outlook 2013, the inaugural issue of a real estate magazine by South China Morning Post, intended to help you plan ahead. The sector is facing a turning point because the main forces influencing it have changed. While the usual factors that dictate supply and demand still matter, the government has departed from its passive role and has become an active stakeholder.

14 Dec 2012 - 2:40pm