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Sandwich Class Housing Scheme

Heya Green flats debut on market

The Housing Society is set to sell the first batch of flats at its new private residential project Heya Green in Sham Shui Po for between HK$4 million and nearly HK$7 million, but only to locals.

Tuesday, 22 May, 2012, 12:00am

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Introduction

Hong Kong Island is the business heart of the city, where executives typically work long hours and, in doing so, have helped to turn the former British colony into a world city.

3 May 2012 - 12:00am

Middle-class housing plan safe, Tsang says

Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has given an assurance that a middle-class housing scheme that he set up will go ahead despite the change of government.

24 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Relaunch sandwich housing, C.Y. urged

The head of the Housing Society has called on chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying's administration to resurrect the 'sandwich class' housing scheme after it takes office on July 1.

13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Sandwich class home purchase help urged

The government was yesterday urged to help those in the sandwich class to get a home.

Liberal Party honorary chairman James Tien Pei-chun said Hong Kong could have a policy of two property markets - a luxury one for those who could afford homes and a basic one for those shut out by soaring prices.

5 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Sale of the last of Housing Society flats draws 30,000 home seekers

The Housing Society has received an overwhelming response to its sale of a final batch of 838 subsidised flats.

The sale was 35 times oversubscribed, with more than 30,000 families applying to buy one of the so-called sandwich-class homes that are built for middle-income families who earn too much to qualify for public housing, but too little to afford private property.

8 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Government intervenes to ease housing shortage

Relief is on the way for home-hunters struggling to find a place they can afford - the government announced yesterday that thousands of flats left over from two subsidised housing schemes will be put on sale.

16 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Agents wary of 'bargain' sandwich-class flats

The Housing Society is selling its 'sandwich-class' flats in Tseung Kwan O at a discount price of HK$3,000 per square foot, but some property agents say the offer is not attractive enough.

3 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

New World launches Emerald Green project in Yuen Long

The spotlight on the primary property market has shifted from Kowloon to the New Territories where several new projects are now coming on stream, beginning with New World Development's Emerald Green in Yuen Long, which launched yesterday.

8 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Homebuyers snap up lower-priced flats

Sun Hung Kai Properties' two residential projects released for sale yesterday registered divergent responses, with the mass-market properties in Yuen Long generating a higher level of interest than the luxury units in Sha Tin.

29 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Housing Society revises subsidy scheme

The Housing Society has revised its maintenance subsidy scheme in order to encourage more owners of old flats to make their buildings safer and improve the living environment.

The revised scheme will also cover half of the buildings' liability insurance for three years if owners agree to form owners' corporations.

11 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Secondary market prices decline

Average transaction prices in Hong Kong's secondary property market dropped for the fifth consecutive week last week despite a rebound in the number of transactions to more than 400 units, according to Ricacorp Property.

30 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Price rises to slow secondary sales

Property sales in the secondary market are likely to slow in the short term because homeowners have responded to the latest buoyant land auction results by raising their asking prices too aggressively, agents say.

17 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Secondary sales drop 8pc at 50 key estates after strong run

Secondary market sales in 50 key housing estates dropped 8 per cent last week to 427 units following a strong showing a week earlier, when transactions jumped 40 per cent.

25 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Suen visits new flat for tetraplegic

Updated at 7.24pm: A tetraplegic man ? who stayed in a hospital bed for 12 years ? has re-integrated into the community by moving into a flat in Po Lam Estate, Tseung Kwan O.

His pleasure was shared by the Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands Michael Suen Ming Yeung during a visit to the man?s flat on Wednesday.

2 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

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