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Why Hong Kong housing prices appear to be holding firm ...
EJinSight.com - July 5, 2016 : Financial markets have been battered by Brexit but Hong Kong’s housing market appears somewhat resilient .... The Centa-City Leading Index (CCL) has been rising in the past five weeks and is only 12 percent off last year’s peak ...
What’s the impact of Brexit on Hong Kong’s housing market ...
EJInSight.com - July 4, 2016 :  While the shock of the Brexit vote has led to turmoil in global markets, some believe that housing prices in Hong Kong may stage a rebound as the United Kingdom leaves the European Union. Asia, including Hong Kong, will benefit as investors will look at the region as a safe haven. Investors from mainland China, in particular, may prefer to park their money in Hong Kong amid the heightened market volatility ...

A boxy Hong Kong apartment gets a warm, colonial-style makeover ...
SCMP.com - July 1, 2016 : Renovations have a habit of snowballing. What begin as modest plans can quickly turn into a full-blown demolition. “When we started out, we were only going to move one wall,” muses the owner of a 2,800 sq ft apartment in Hong Kong’s Mid-Levels. “But once we moved one wall, we realized we would have to replace the floor and the skirting, and then we would want to replace the rest to match. Then we decided to replace a window and that meant replacing all the windows. In the end we kept only the bathroom in the guest bedroom.” ...
Hong Kong’s next SoHo, Tai Hang, throttled by rent rises as restaurants and shops shut ...
SCMP.com - July 1, 2016 : The community of older walk-up residences and independent businesses shows a Hong Kong in flux, with flashy new apartment towers where few people seem to live, and rent increases driving out commercial tenants. in the past few years, however, Sin has seen many businesses closing, blaming landlords for steep increases in rent ...
Getting a property valuation: who needs one and what are the requirements ...
SCMP.com - July 1, 2016 : It is not common in Hong Kong for buyers to request a valuation report from a real estate appraiser .... As part of due diligence, it is also common among buyers of luxury houses, whole-block buildings and development sites to assess the value of the premises they are looking to purchase ...
Hong Kong district named world's most expensive office market ...
Nikkei.com - July 1, 2016 : A business district in Hong Kong took the crown as the world's most expensive place to rent office space, moving past a prime location in London, a survey from real estate services group CBRE shows .... It cost $290.21 to rent 1 sq. foot of office space in Hong Kong's Central district at the end of March, up $20.90 from the end of September, according to the report ...
Those who reject Li Ka-shing’s idea to raise Hong Kong’s profits tax are no friends of the working class ...
SCMP.com - June 30, 2016 : Albert Cheng says the tycoon’s proposal should be welcomed by all levels of society, but some politicians in the Liberal Party have lashed out at the suggestion .... Li Ka-shing recently suggested raising profits taxes to help increase public spending on health care and education, and narrowing the wealth gap ...
Headwinds Loom for Hong Kong Land Amid Rising Supply, Few Takers ...
Bloomberg.com - June 29, 2016 : The Hong Kong government is expanding land supply amid muted demand from the city’s biggest developers, signaling that prices may have more room to drop .... Builders including Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd., Cheung Kong Property Holdings Ltd. and Henderson Land Development Co. have been absent from the list of winning bidders for the eight parcels of land tendered by the government ...
Clampdown on Hong Kong developers offering 120% mortgages of property's value ...
GlobalPropertyGuide.com - June 29, 2016 : Developers in Hong Kong are offering home loans up to 120% of a property’s value in order to create demand in the falling Hong Kong real estate market .... These mortgages are appealing buyers, who don’t quality for conventional mortgages ...
Hong Kong sticks to land sale targets, with supply for about 9,500 units on track in six-months to September ...
SCMP.com - June 28, 2016 : The government remains on track to release new land supply onto the market, even as the real estate correction looks set to deepen in the second-half of the year .... Wednesday the government offered seven residential sites and two commercial sites with an estimated value of up to HK$22.8 billion for tender over the next three months ...
Hong Kong Climbs to World’s Most Expensive Office Market ...
DigitalJournal.com - June 15, 2016 : Hong Kong has become the world’s highest-priced office market and Asia continued to top the list of the world’s most expensive office locations, accounting for four of the top five markets, according to CBRE Research’s latest semi-annual Global Prime Office Occupancy Costs survey ...
Gammon wins $2.6bn Hong Kong housing project ...
TheConstructionIndex.co.uk - June 15, 2016 : Gammon Construction - Balfour Beatty’s joint venture business in Hong Kong - has won a HK$2.6bn (£236m) commercial and residential development project in Tseung Kwan O. The 50-50 joint venture between Balfour Beatty and Jardine Matheson has been appointed by Chinachem Group to build six residential towers of 12 to 18 storeys as well as five four-storey houses ...
Property management firm IPOs on the rise in Hong Kong ...
SCMP.com - June 15, 2016 : Despite a slowdown in China’s domestic real estate market, Chinese property management firms have accelerated their expansion plans with some keen to go public in Hong Kong, prompting analysts to predict a rosy future for the sector ...
Hong Kong Builders Embrace Art, Design ...
WSJ.com - June 14, 2016 : Hong Kong real-estate developers are turning to art and design to differentiate themselves in a crowded market. Here among high-rise offices and luxury-goods retailers, the city’s first commercial building dedicated to exhibiting art is being built in its Central business district ...
Are Hong Kong’s best days behind it, or can it remain a top city ...
SCMP.com - June 12, 2016 : Many people fear Hong Kong’s status is being undermined by pressure from mainland China, competition from Singapore, and from a protracted downturn in the finance industry. Insufficient housing, excess air and noise pollution, strained education and health-care systems ...
Tai Po district in Hong Kong’s New Territories enjoys growing appeal with exclusive modern homes, historical past and charming countryside ...
SCMP.com - June 10, 2016 : Tai Po has plenty going for it, from country parks to residential and commercial areas. The district has changed over the years and is now home to the middle class and the affluent ...
A One-Bedroom Hong Kong Apartment Is Selling for Nearly $3 Million — on Welfare Road ...
Time.com - June 10, 2016 : Hong Kong’s has long been known as one of the most ridiculous property markets in the world, but this is just getting silly. The art and real estate broker Sotheby’s is listing a 745-sq.-ft., one-bedroom apartment at the luxurious Marinella complex for a whopping $2.8 million ...
Hong Kong tycoon forecasts further 10% drop in property prices ...
SCMP.com - June 8, 2016 : Real estate tycoon Henry Cheng Kar-shun has predicted that Hong Kong property prices will drop another 10 per cent before hitting bottom at year’s end ...
Hong Kong demand for co-sharing office space rises in line with growth of start-ups ...
SCMP.com - June 7, 2016 : Hong Kong has seen a rising demand for co-working office spaces amid the rapid growth of start-ups in the city. The new demand is unlikely to threaten landlords of Grade A office space in the Central Business District, but it will help landlords of lower-tier office properties ...
Warehouses offer best bet for investors looking at the Hong Kong property market ...
SCMP.com - June 7, 2016 : After playing second fiddle to the city’s commercial property markets for much of the past decade, Hong Kong’s warehouse market is increasingly being viewed by many investors as the best bet to place money ...
Hong Kong office rental market showing signs of slowdown ...
SCMP.com - June 6, 2016 : Hong Kong’s traditionally resilient office rental market is showing signs of a slowdown as several multinational financial companies are downsizing operations, dragging demand while office supply is on the rise ...
Henderson Boss Says HK Home Prices to Drop 10% and More Greater China Real Estate Headlines ...
scmp.com - June 2, 2016 : Billionaire Lee Shau-kee, Hong Kong’s second-richest man, expects home prices in the city to remain under pressure, with about 10 per cent further downside to be expected before a bottoming pattern sets in ...
Hong Kong developers rush to offer bigger home loans to boost sales ...
SCMP.com - May 27, 2016 : Homes in Hong Kong are among the world’s most expensive, but getting a foot on the property ladder has become surprisingly easy recently, thanks to aggressive mortgage tactics by developers desperate to push sales in a falling market ...
Bid rigging revealed in renovation work for Hong Kong residential buildings ...
scmp.com - May 24, 2016 : The Competition Commission is starting to flex its muscles, confirming that bid rigging and manipulation has been plaguing Hong Kong’s residential renovation and maintenance market ...
Hong Kong land prices losing their sheen ...
SCMP.com - May 22, 2016 : Residential land prices in Hong Kong have fallen below the levels for some sites in mainland China, indicating the city’s property correction is deepening and the price gap with major cities like Shanghai is narrowing ...
Hong Kong’s top court rules developers must provide proof of ownership when submitting building plans ...
SCMP.com - May 19, 2016 : Property developers must provide proof of ownership or of realistic prospects of control over a site when they submit building plans for government approval, the city’s top court has ruled ...
Hong Kong Property Market in 'Free Fall': Hayman's Bass ...
Bloomberg.com - May 12, 2016 : Kyle Bass, the hedge-fund manager who’s wagering on a slowdown in China’s economy, said Hong Kong’s property market is in “free fall” and the credit expansion in Southeast Asian emerging markets will unravel ...
Singapore fund likes Hong Kong property ...
BusinessTimes.com.sg - May 12, 2016 : SC Capital Partners, a Singapore private equity real estate firm with US$1.2 billion in assets, said recent price declines make investing in Hong Kong property attractive ...
Hong Kong Property Forum to Host the Region’s Senior Real Estate Figures ...
Property-Report.com - May 11/16 : Hong Kong will host the region’s senior real estate figures in a two-day forum that will highlight all the major property asset classes in Asia-Pacific ...
Buy a Luxury Flat for Only HK$1.2m Downpayment ...
SCMP.com - May 10/16 : A luxury residential project in West Mid-Levels will only require buyers at presale to put down a 5 per cent initial deposit, or HK$1.2 million, for a home worth HK$24 million ...
Are Hong Kong's Skyscrapers a Sign of Property Investment Collapse? ...
TheStreet.com - May 09/16 : Sentiment towards Hong Kong real estate has turned negative, and residential property prices have declined 12.6% since peaking in September last year ...
Hong Kong Property Fund Eyes $400m in Japanese Investments ...
Nikkei.com - May 07/16 : Gaw Capital Partners plans a surge of investment in Japanese hotels, commercial buildings and other real estate over the next two years ...
Hong Kong's Tax Revenue Decline Has a Silver Lining ...
TheDiplomat.com - May 07/16 : Amid the slowdown in the Hong Kong property market, Hong Kong’s overall tax revenue has fallen for the first time in six years ...
Goldman Sachs; Hong Kong Residential Property Could Fall 20% by 2018 ...
CNBC.com - May 05/16 : While Hong Kong's property prices remain stubbornly high, a big headwind could send prices down as much as 20 percent over the next two years, says Goldman Sachs ...
Hong Kong Protesters Scuffle with Guards as They Storm Link Reit Headquarters ...
SCMP.com - May 05/16 : A scuffle broke out as more than 30 pan-democrat politicians and community activists protested on Thursday at Link Reit’s headquarters in Kwun Tong over the company’s broken promise ...
iProperty Hong Kong Announces Partnership with Shenzhen Zunhao, Guangzhou Daily ...
PRNewsWire.co.uk - May 04/16 : iProperty Group Hong Kong announces its strategic partnership with three major media networks in China, making iProperty a significant bridge between overseas real estate developers and high net worth individuals in China ...
Hong Kong Residential Mortgage Loans in Negative Equity Increased Substantially in Q1 2016 ...
SelectProperty.com - May 03/16 : A sharp increase in residential mortgage loans that are larger than the value of homes (negative equity) increased substantially in Q1 2016, underlining the performance downturn of Hong Kong’s real estate sector ...
Where to Put Your Money When Planning for Retirement ...
ejInsight.com - May 03/16 : An increasing number of people in Hong Kong are retiring, and those who have one or two apartments for rent certainly enjoy their retirement much better than those who splurged when they were young ...
Hong Kong Needs to be Equipped for Data Centre Industry Boom ...
SCMP.com - May 02/16 : The chronic shortage of space across all real estate sectors is a major barrier to Hong Kong’s hope to fully develop as a data centre hub ...
The World's 10 Wealthiest Real Estate Tycoons ...
CelebrityNetWorth.com - May 02/16 : The wealthiest real estate tycoons in the world have made the bulk of their net worth from real estate development, management, and/or investment ...




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