Owners fear break-ins or burst pipes in winter, and if you don't have a friendly relative or neighbour prepared to check on your home from time to time, you can feel compelled to go and stay even when it's not convenient.Wednesday, 30 January, 2013, 4:07am
Limited policy risks and a shortage of supply will ensure sustained investment activity in Hong Kong commercial property, agents say.23 Jan 2013 - 4:47am
One person's challenge is another's opportunity, or so the saying goes. In the context of property investment, the euro zone's continuing woes seem to augur well for Asia-Pacific markets.
A global research report by real estate services firm DTZ suggests that from an investor's perspective "most Asia-Pacific markets remain attractive", considering the degree of uncertainty elsewhere.23 Jan 2013 - 4:47am
Sony yesterday said it was selling its US headquarters in Manhattan, New York, for US$1.1 billion as part of an overhaul aimed at rescuing the Japanese consumer electronics giant's tattered balance sheet.
New York-based commercial property firm Chetrit Group was leading a consortium that agreed to buy the Madison Avenue building in a deal expected to close in March, Sony said.19 Jan 2013 - 3:55am
China's attractiveness to foreign investors waned last year for the first time since the global financial turmoil as the world's economy slumped and labour costs rose.17 Jan 2013 - 2:40am
Mainland investment in commercial real estate around the world will continue to grow this year as Chinese companies are encouraged to invest abroad.16 Jan 2013 - 5:19am
Uninformed views harming vet profession
I must take issue with what I felt was an incomplete report ("Top doctor questions sky-high HK vet fees", January 7).
I feel qualified to write because I have been administratively and politically involved in the veterinary profession since arriving in Hong Kong 17 years ago.11 Jan 2013 - 2:27am 1 comment
Australia's Whitsundays are famously home to 74 islands, according to the tourism mantra. David Colfelt, author of the cruising guide 100 Magic Miles, says it's more like 150, if you count the picturesque islets and rocks.9 Jan 2013 - 3:26am
The mainland's property market is expected to bounce back next year, propelled by the new leadership's push to make urbanisation its top priority.
That is the view of top China dealmaker Frank Tang, chief executive of FountainVest Partners, a China-dedicated private equity firm partly financed by Singapore's wealth fund Temasek.28 Dec 2012 - 9:23am
A Hong Kong buyer has bucked the real estate market's weak sentiment by splashing out for a detached house on the city's south side.21 Dec 2012 - 4:25am
The mainland's new home prices rose last month in more cities than the previous month, indicating the government will refrain from relaxing curbs on the property market.
Prices climbed in 35 of the 70 cities the government tracks, compared with 31 in September, according to data released by the statistics bureau today.
Prices fell in 17 cities, the data showed.19 Nov 2012 - 5:56am
The prospect of a housing surge is fraying mainland policymakers' nerves.7 Nov 2012 - 3:16am
China Railway Construction Corp (CRCC) is spending billions on property projects to become a major real estate player.2 Nov 2012 - 5:30am
Astute Asian investors are taking a big gamble, putting their money and faith in one of the most dire real estate markets in America, one billed as the entertainment capital of the world which has not been at all enjoyable for investors since 2008.31 Oct 2012 - 12:16pm
Blackstone Group, the world's largest alternative asset manager, is on track to make big-ticket deals in Asia's property market.29 Oct 2012 - 7:24am