Raymond Chong

Raymond Chong

Raymond Chong is managing director at mortgage referral brokerage firm StarPro Agency

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Concrete Analysis | Four tips for homebuyers catching a surprise revival in Hong Kong housing market

Hong Kong’s housing market is showing some resilience in the face of rising Covid-19 infections, with prices and buying sentiment on the mend. For first-time buyers, consider some tips from the pros on mortgage applications.

4 Aug 2020 - 5:59PM

Hong Kong’s housing market is showing some resilience in the face of rising Covid-19 infections, with prices and buying sentiment on the mend. For first-time buyers, consider some tips from the pros on mortgage applications.

Four tips for homebuyers catching a surprise revival in Hong Kong housing market
Concrete Analysis | Which mortgage rate will be a lifesaver for Hong Kong homeowners?

The Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation (HKMC) has recently introduced a pilot scheme for fixed-rate mortgages for 10, 15 and 20 years, with rates fixed at 2.55 per cent, 2.65 per cent and 2.75 per cent, respectively.

19 May 2020 - 7:04PM

The Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation (HKMC) has recently introduced a pilot scheme for fixed-rate mortgages for 10, 15 and 20 years, with rates fixed at 2.55 per cent, 2.65 per cent and 2.75 per cent, respectively.

Which mortgage rate will be a lifesaver for Hong Kong homeowners?
Concrete Analysis | Looking for an easy way to migrate to the UK? Just invest US$250,000 in Turkish real estate

Hongkongers can get Turkish citizenship by buying property worth US$250,000, which in turn allows them to set up a business in the UK and apply for permanent residency in five years’ time.

11 Feb 2020 - 6:18PM

Hongkongers can get Turkish citizenship by buying property worth US$250,000, which in turn allows them to set up a business in the UK and apply for permanent residency in five years’ time.

Looking for an easy way to migrate to the UK? Just invest US$250,000 in Turkish real estate
Concrete Analysis | Malaysian property provides options for investors seeking escape from Hong Kong unrest

Malaysia has emerged as a popular choice among Hongkongers seeking a safety haven amid long-running political crisis

10 Dec 2019 - 6:48PM

Malaysia has emerged as a popular choice among Hongkongers seeking a safety haven amid long-running political crisis

Malaysian property provides options for investors seeking escape from Hong Kong unrest
Concrete Analysis | First-home borrowers must read the fine print as the devil is in the details of Hong Kong’s relaxed mortgage entitlements

However, one should not quickly jump on the bandwagon and rush to buy, because the devil is still in the details.

22 Oct 2019 - 6:28PM

However, one should not quickly jump on the bandwagon and rush to buy, because the devil is still in the details.

First-home borrowers must read the fine print as the devil is in the details of Hong Kong’s relaxed mortgage entitlements
Concrete Analysis | Will banks raising their Hibor-linked mortgage rates take the heat out of Hong Kong’s property market? Probably not

Raising the mortgage cap from 2.375 per cent to 2.625 per cent will result in a HK$520 increase in monthly payments on average, which is unlikely to deter prospective buyers, says Raymond Chong of StarPro Agency

25 Sep 2019 - 2:19PM

Raising the mortgage cap from 2.375 per cent to 2.625 per cent will result in a HK$520 increase in monthly payments on average, which is unlikely to deter prospective buyers, says Raymond Chong of StarPro Agency

Will banks raising their Hibor-linked mortgage rates take the heat out of Hong Kong’s property market? Probably not
Concrete Analysis | Here’s what Hongkongers need to know about cash rebates on mortgage transfers

Banks led by HSBC are cutting the money back offers on mortgage refinancing as lenders look to restore their profit margin amid fierce competition.

16 Jul 2019 - 6:49PM

Banks led by HSBC are cutting the money back offers on mortgage refinancing as lenders look to restore their profit margin amid fierce competition.

Here’s what Hongkongers need to know about cash rebates on mortgage transfers