A ghostly fog descends on Whampoa in Kowloon. An average family would need to save up for more than 20 years, without spending a single dollar, to afford a home in Hong Kong. Photo: Martin Chan

Hong Kong’s home prices are so scary, people will live with ghosts to get a discount

  • More than half of respondents in a survey by Squarefoot said they would consider living in a home which hid a tragic past – if the price was right
  • Flats which were the scene of a grisly death generally sell for around a third below market value in the world’s most expensive city to buy a home
Topic |   Hong Kong property

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A ghostly fog descends on Whampoa in Kowloon. An average family would need to save up for more than 20 years, without spending a single dollar, to afford a home in Hong Kong. Photo: Martin Chan
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Pearl Liu

Pearl Liu

Based in Hong Kong, Pearl covers the property market in the city and China and follows major listed developers. She previously worked at The Straits Times and has also contributed stories to China Daily.