Real Estate

Hong Kong Property Sales Slide as Tax Deters Buyers

Kelvin Wong Bloomberg.com 22.11.2010
Hong Kong Property Sales Slide as Tax Deters Buyers

William Yue was ready last week to pay about HK$11 million ($1.4 million) for an apartment in Hong Kong’s Kowloon Tong district. Now, he’s reconsidering.

Hong Kong Imposes More Property Curbs

CHESTER YUNG The Wall Street Journal 20.11.2010
Hong Kong Imposes More Property Curbs

Hong Kong's government on Friday took some of its toughest measures yet to cool the city's red-hot real-estate market by significantly raising transaction costs for speculators.


HK's financial secretary warns bubble risks after QE2

Hong Kong could face heightened risks of a property bubble forming after the United States announced a second round of quantitative easing, Financial Secretary John Tsang said.

Office Property King: Hong Kong or Shanghai?

The Wall Street Journal 16.11.2010
Office Property King: Hong Kong or Shanghai?

In terms of office real estate, Shanghai is the most sought-after location in Asia — at least according to a report by Colliers International.


Hong Kong May Post 6.1% Expansion Amid Property `Bubble' Risk

Hong Kong’s economy may have expanded at a 6.1 percent annual pace in the third quarter, extending a recovery under threat from asset bubbles.

Hong Kong luxury home sales reach historic highs

Luxury home sales in Hong Kong have smashed previous records, the city's biggest realtor said Thursday, despite government measures to cool a market that has rebounded from the global financial crisis.


Property investors favour Singapore, Hong Kong markets

Mok Fei Fei Channel News Asia 10.11.2010
Property investors favour Singapore, Hong Kong markets

Singapore and Hong Kong have emerged as the top two preferred property investment markets in Asia.

Hugo Chavez defends state takeovers of apartments

Facing a wave of criticism from business leaders, President Hugo Chavez is defending his order for government officials to seize control of residential complexes.


China Housing Bubble Battle Sends Buyers to Hong Kong

Lam Yuet-fung expected 1,000 people a day to visit his booth at a five-day convention in Shenzhen starting Oct. 1 to inquire about buying homes in neighboring Hong Kong. By day four, more than 10,000 had stopped by.

New office property record in Hong Kong

A fresh record has been set for Hong Kong office space, less than a month after the previous high.


Chinachem Buys Another Hong Kong Site

Kate O'Keeffe The Wall Street Journal 04.11.2010
Chinachem Buys Another Hong Kong Site

Hong Kong's government sold a prime residential site to unlisted Chinachem Group at an auction Wednesday for HK$2.17 billion (US$279.9 million), short of market expectations as developers expressed concern about new rules governing an apartment's ...

Bernanke Will Cause "Massive Shock" To The Hong Kong Housing Bubble, Warns Local Government

Hong Kong is watching FOMC meeting with terror, worried about how quantitative easing will inflate local asset bubbles.


Hong Kong Land Sale May Get 60% Above Bid That Sparked Auction

Kelvin Wong and Stephanie Tong Bloomberg.com 03.11.2010
Hong Kong Land Sale May Get 60% Above Bid That Sparked Auction

Hong Kong may today sell a building site for almost 60 percent more than what a developer promised to pay to trigger the auction as home prices in the city defy government curbs to climb to a 13-year high.

Hong Kong and Singapore investors bullish on Bangkok condo market

Kanchana Paha Asia Property Report 01.11.2010
Hong Kong and Singapore investors bullish on Bangkok condo market

The Bangkok condominium market has drawn strong interest lately from overseas investors especially from Asia, says a recent report from Bangkok-based real estate agency Plus Property.


Hong Kong Luxury Home Prices Surpass `97 Peak, Flag More Curbs

Hong Kong luxury home prices have exceeded the previous peak of 1997, fueling speculation the government may introduce further steps to prevent the housing bubble from bursting.

Hong Kong trapped in price spiral

Stephen Minas Asia Times 26.10.2010
Hong Kong trapped in price spiral

Horse races, share prices and property values - Hongkongers are avid followers of all three, and it is the last one that has locals in this city of about 7 million people increasingly worried.


Hong Kong home prices to rise

The Standard 26.10.2010
Hong Kong home prices to rise

Local home prices will rise a further 10 to 15 percent in the coming year, Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corp said.

Hong Kong Private Home Completion Reaches 4-Year High

Sophie Leung and Marco Lui BusinessWeek 23.10.2010
Hong Kong Private Home Completion Reaches 4-Year High

The number of private homes completed in Hong Kong rose to a four-year high this year, underscoring government efforts to boost the housing supply and curb rising prices.


Hong Kong doubles private housing units built during Q3

Hong Kong's construction and completion of residential units both doubled in the first quarter from the previous three months, the government said on Friday, as it tries to increase supply to cool the overheating property market.

Hong Kong Weekend Home Sales Jump 90% Even as Tsang Moves to Curb Prices

Kelvin Wong and Lynn Thomasson Bloomberg.com 18.10.2010
Hong Kong Weekend Home Sales Jump 90% Even as Tsang Moves to Curb Prices

The number of used home sales in some of Hong Kong’s biggest private housing estates jumped 90 percent over the weekend, defying government measures to curb prices that have surged almost 50 percent since early last year.



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