BUYER response to releases of flats by Henderson Land at Tai Po and Lai Sun Development in Mid-Levels were mixed over the weekend, largely because of different demand and sales strategies, agents say. About 80 per cent of Henderson's Lagoon Court flats were sold, Tai Po Centaline Property Agency's supervisor Maggie Tang said. The flats ranged from 521 square foot to 800 sq ft. 'In Tai Po, there is a demand for new flats of these sizes and that explains the good response,' she said. The average price was $3,661 per sq ft, up slightly from late last month when the first 40 flats sold at $3,470 per sq ft and another 16 at $3,616 per sq ft. Lai Sun's Blessings Garden in Mid-Levels was not as well received. Midland Realty said that about 30 per cent of the units offered were sold. 'It's got to do with Lai Sun's sales strategy. They originally planned to offer 32 units but before these were sold, another 32 were added,' said Midland assistant sales manager Philip Wu. 'Buyers then expect a lower price to be offered and became cautious. The atmosphere would have been better if they had stayed with what they planned to offer.' The average price was $6,046 per sq ft, down 36.4 per cent from the $9,500 a sq ft in March last year. Mr Wu said the response to Blessings Garden was not as good as Swire Properties' Robinson Place, also on Robinson Road, because of report that a number of buyers had forfeited their deposits. Mr Wu also said that flats of 1,031 sq ft to 1,106 sq ft were in large supply in the area. Agents said that the top-up mortgages offered by Henderson had a 20-year maturity, much more attractive than the five-year maturity offered by Lai Sun.