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Real Estate

Home prices rise across mainland in July

Beijing's relaxation of monetary policy and its encouragement of flat purchases by first-time buyers lifted average property prices across 100 major mainland cities for a second month.

Wednesday, 29 August, 2012, 2:43pm

Thinking outside the box for storage solutions

The problem of storage is something of an absurdity in Hong Kong. Despite a common lack of storage, shopping remains a prime pastime for many here. Something has to give.

But apartments won't suddenly double in size and the city's passion for fashion doesn't show any signs of abating. Which is why many rely on interior designers for solutions.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:43pm

Curbs warning as Home prices head for rebound

If recent land auctions across the mainland are anything to go by, the retreat in home prices this year could be due to turn, but some analysts warn that a full recovery might trigger new curbs on property demand and price growth.

Buoyant bidding from some cashed-up developers is lifting land prices in major cities and has spurred talk of a turnaround in sentiment.

25 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Luxury home rentals fall amid fewer expat hires

Leasing of luxury homes in Hong Kong continues to decline due to fewer hires of expatriate staff in the banking and finance sector.

However, rental demand in the mass market has strengthened, property agents say.

25 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Housing costs lead to fall in quality of life

Hong Kong's homes were less affordable last year than at any time since an annual study began, with the average family having to spend more than 11 times their annual income to get on the housing ladder.

24 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Tianjin residential site gets record price

Another land sale on the mainland set a record yesterday in Tianjin, where a residential site became the city's most expensive in terms of floor area.

The record price came as the central government reiterated its determination to maintain a tight grip on the property market to damp prices.

21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am