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Ricacorp to cut staff following property cooling measures

Ricacorp Properties

Hong Kong's cooling property market is starting to ripple through the local economy, with major real estate agency Ricacorp planning to slash a tenth of its staff amid slowing home sales.

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New-home completions down - but starts are up

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A rise in construction starts should mean more flats coming onto the market in two to three years' time.

31 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Sales may fall 'but prices will still rise'

Industrial and commercial property sales in Hong Kong are expected to fall in the second half of this year as banks tighten lending but prices will continue to rise, agents say.

'Negative factors are starting to surface and it will inevitably affect the market temporarily,' Roy Wong Ying-nin of Ricacorp Properties said.

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HK home sales fall to lowest point in 5 years

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Cooling tactics deflate sales of luxury homes

Hong Kong luxury home sales dropped sharply last month as measures to cool the sector began to weigh on buying sentiment.

Of 7,635 home sales lodged with the Land Registry last month, Ricacorp Properties said those involving properties worth HK$7 million to HK$10 million dropped 37 per cent to 700, from 1,119 in March.

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34pc rise in industrial property sales

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Sales decline 19pc week-on-week

Sales of second-hand homes at 50 housing estates in Hong Kong saw a week-on-week decline of 19 per cent during the week from February 28 to March 6. According to the data compiled by property agent Ricacorp Properties, there were 273 deals at the 50 housing estates selected by the agent sold during the week.

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Estate agents bullish on property prices

Real estate agencies are optimistic about property prices this year, but admit the number of transactions will likely fall. Ricacorp Properties expects prices will rise at least 10 per cent in 2011 because the fundamentals that support the market are intact, despite government measures last year to cool the market.

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