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Real Estate Appraisal

Mainland developers offer no-frills properties

While Hong Kong developers lure home buyers with pricey kitchens and bathrooms, a growing number of mainland developers are returning to low-cost basics.

Wednesday, 8 February, 2012, 12:00am

Property disclosure rules to be relaxed

Listed companies and listing hopefuls will no longer need to give unnecessary property valuation disclosures in their prospectuses and circulars from the beginning of next year, under a proposed rule change.

21 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

International valuation standards to cut risks

The International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) yesterday published a new set of international valuation standards that come into effect from January next year.

The new standards were issued in response to recognition of the importance attached to global valuation standards by regulators around the world, it said, particularly after the global financial crisis in 2008.

20 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

In the story 'Sheraton Valuers seeks HK$11.65m after being cut out of record deal', published on Wednesday, March 31, we wrongly reported that Sheraton Valuers is taking legal action against Emperor Group and Snowland Limited. The only defendant in the case is Snowland, as stated in the writ submitted to the High Court by Sheraton. We apologise for the error.

2 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Wealthy Indonesians lift Bali property

Balinese real estate seems to have weathered the recent financial storm relatively well. House prices have not changed much compared to last year, estate agents say, although there have been fewer transactions.

16 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Legco divided over help for developers

Lawmakers are divided on a proposal to help developers acquire old buildings for redevelopment, with some critics saying owners should be helped to get a fair sale price instead of being left to fight alone against developers in court.

The Legislative Council will hold a hearing next month to gather views, and is due to discuss the legislation after the summer break.

24 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Now's the time to buy, say analysts

Australian property is an attractive long-term investment option, but it may not remain so for long. According to Malcolm Reid, a property developer and a former economist for the Reserve Bank of Australia, the market is set for a recovery.

4 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Homebuyers' heaven as house prices slump


What used to be considered real estate extras are standard these days and upgrades such as hardwood floors that used to cost desperate buyers thousands more on top of the purchase price are now included.

8 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

City of Culture award fails to sustain Liverpool momentum

For several years Liverpool had been the darling of property investors wanting to cash in on its status as European City of Culture 2008. But now that the big year has arrived celebrations are turning to commiserations, because property prices are falling.

30 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

The big picture

The old adage about buying the best you can afford is never truer than in relation to real estate. Prestige property may command a premium, but the best located homes and apartments also prove to be the best investments. Even during the slowdown in many of Australia's property market sectors, the highest end continues to outperform.

25 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Diploma adds value to career

The Poon Kam Kai Institute of Management (PKKI) will launch a professional diploma in Asset and Business Valuation in October. The course targets practitioners in valuation, finance and law, senior executives involved in corporate mergers and acquisitions, and those responsible for corporate strategies.

14 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Big is better when settling for an agent long distance

THERE ARE BENEFITS to working with a large real estate agency when foreign investors are looking at opportunities in the Australian property market.

Aaron Brooks, chief executive of real estate group Harcourts Queensland, said investors should look closely at the organisation and the agent they were dealing with when buying in Australia.

26 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Priced right

Assessing a property's value requires some homework

29 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Investment bankers fear fallout of rule change on small players

Investment bankers have responded with alarm to signals from regulators that sweeping rule changes may be in the offing to govern the way sponsors bring new listing candidates to the market.

With regulators pushing for rule changes, costs for listing candidates could double, according to Stephen Clark, managing director of investment bank Anglo Chinese.

12 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

British consumer rights group takes on rogue agents

Which? renews call for legal safeguards to protect buyers after survey finds that residential valuations can vary by up to 65pc

Britain's top consumer rights group has dismissed estate agents' property valuations as a 'lottery', saying in a new survey that market appraisals can vary by up to 65 per cent.

25 May 2005 - 12:00am