Real Estate

HK warns of high property prices, may consider subsidies

Hong Kong's leader said on Thursday he was concerned about the rapid growth in property prices in the city, with the authorities to review and possibly announce fresh policies in October to subsidise home buyers.

London (West End) World's Most Expensive Office Market; Hong Kong (CBD) Now Ranks Second

London's West End remains the world's most expensive office market, according to CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. (CBRE) Global Research and Consulting's semi-annual Global Office Rents survey. Hong Kong's Central Business District (CBD) has risen to ...


China Developers Turn to Hong Kong as Beijing Reins in Lending

China’s biggest developers are borrowing record amounts in Hong Kong, taking advantage of lower interest rates to circumvent a lending crackdown at home.

Hong Kong's property bull market 'peaked': RBS

Chris Oliver MarketWatch 06.05.2010
Hong Kong's property bull market 'peaked': RBS

Hong Kong's property market appears to have reached its high tide mark, according to research by the Royal Bank of Scotland.


Hong Kong April Property Transactions Up 28.3% On Year At 14,300

Hong Kong's property transactions rose 28.3% in April to 14,300 from 11,148 a year earlier, Land Registry figures showed Tuesday.

Hong Kong Authority Tightens Rules on Property Sales

Chia-Peck Wong BusinessWeek 05.05.2010
Hong Kong Authority Tightens Rules on Property Sales

Hong Kong’s Urban Renewal Authority announced new rules to increase transparency in the city’s property industry, two weeks after the government said it may raise sales taxes on some homes and accelerate land auctions to prevent a bubble in the ma...


Beijing's luxury home prices down, thanks to new regulations

Uncertainty about Beijing's luxury residential market has led speculators to step aside and caused some overseas owners to be anxious about their property assets.

HKMA: Rising Home Prices To Feed Into Consumer Prices As Soon As 2nd Half

Chester Yung and Aries Poon The Wall Street Journal 01.05.2010
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The Hong Kong Monetary Authority said Friday rising home prices and rentals will likely feed into the city's consumer prices as soon as the second half beginning July 1.


China property bonds flying, but risks lurk

Lee Chyen Yee and Jun Ebias Reuters 29.04.2010
China property bonds flying, but risks lurk

China's developers have been aggressively issuing U.S. dollar bonds this year, with the pace likely to quicken as they take advantage of low funding costs overseas and in anticipation of tighter monetary policy at home.

New Steps by China to Contain Real Estate Prices

China is expected to impose a moratorium on share issues by real estate companies in mainland markets as part of a broader campaign to rein in rising property prices, state media said Wednesday, potentially blocking $16.1 billion in capital-raising.


Citigroup Says China Bubble 'Real' in Housing Market

Chia-Peck Wong BusinessWeek 28.04.2010
Citigroup Says China Bubble 'Real' in Housing Market

Citigroup Inc., the fourth-biggest U.S. bank, sees a “very real” bubble in the Chinese residential property market which the nation’s government is taking “incremental steps” to address.

'Bless The Mainlanders For Helping Stoke Our Economy'

Hana R. Alberts Forbes.com 27.04.2010
'Bless The Mainlanders For Helping Stoke Our Economy'

What China buys: real estate. And as property prices have skyrocketed, the governments in both China and Hong Kong have taken multiple measures to suppress them since the fourth quarter of 2009. Panelists pondered the existence of a China/Hong Kon...


Hong Kong new home sales slide after new rules -media

Ronnie Koo, Jacqueline Wong Interactive Investor 25.04.2010
Hong Kong new home sales slide after new rules -media

Hong Kong new home sales plunged 65 percent over the weekend compared with the previous week, as potential buyers took on a wait-and-see attitude after the government announced new rules to cool the red-hot property sector, the Hong Kong Economic ...

Hong Kong Home Prices Soar; Dubai Drops

International Property Journal 22.04.2010
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Home prices in the fourth quarter of 2009 continued to surge in Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific region, while values plummeted in Dubai and Eastern Europe, according to the latest Knight Frank Global House Price Index.


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MTR Corp., a railway operator and one of Hong Kong's biggest landlords, will invite expressions of interest from developers for a residential property project in Kowloon's Sham Shui Po district starting Thursday, a company official said Wednesday.

A Village Getaway From Busy Hong Kong

ALEX FREW McMILLAN The New York Times 21.04.2010
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Adrian and Jessica McCarroll lived like typical Hong Kong expatriates for years, renting expensive apartments in the Mid-levels, a neighborhood that climbs the foothills of Victoria Peak, and in Repulse Bay, an upmarket beachside suburb.


Hong Kong Real Estate: A Building Bubble?

Elliott Wave International 20.04.2010
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Hong Kong property owners are counting their money. Real estate prices are rising like a skyscraper overlooking the South China Sea -- standing at a 12-year high.

Tycoon stands out, urging HOS flats be resumed

Colleen Lee The Standard 08.03.2010
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New World Development managing director Henry Cheng Kar-shun has bucked the standard refrain of property developers and urged the government to resume building Home Ownership Scheme flats.


Through the roof

Derek Yiu The Standard 23.02.2010
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Flat sellers in Tseung Kwan O moved quickly yesterday to hike their prices after the auction of a plot in the district fetched a staggering HK$3.37 billion.

Safe buildings main concern, says sad Lam

ColleenLee The Standard 05.02.2010
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A top official has made an emotional call for the government to be more united and show greater determination in ensuring the safety of old buildings in the wake of the deadly tenement collapse in To Kwa Wan.



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