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Hong Kong rents set to rise

Byron Perry Property Report 31.08.2010
Hong Kong rents set to rise

Residential rents in Hong Kong should rise in coming months due to government property market cooling measures, the South China Morning Post has reported.

Residential Tung Chung land sold cheaper than expected

A 26,200-square-meter residential site in Hong Kong has been sold at a government land auction for 3. 42 billion HK dollars (440.7 million US dollars) on Tuesday, just 18.9 percent higher than the initial bidding price.

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

Chris Oliver MarketWatch 05.05.2010
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.

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 Authority Tightens Rules on Property Sales

Chia-Peck Wong BusinessWeek 05.05.2010
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

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 market.

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

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.

Kong Siu-kau, 63, a cage home resident for several years relying on government pension, sits in his cage bed in Hong Kong March 20, 2009.

Hong Kong's so called "cage men" may be among the city's poorest, but rents per square foot for their dingy wire-mesh cubicles are now on a par with luxury flats in the city's famed Peak district.

HONG KONG: Rent expectations on the rise as new instructions fall

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors 19.03.2010
HONG KONG: Rent expectations on the rise as new instructions fall

The supply of new properties coming on to the rental market has fallen for the second consecutive quarter bringing an end the downward trend in rents that has been in place since the autumn of 2008, says the latest RICS Lettings Survey published recently.

Cheung Kong launching luxury condominium at West Coast

SINGAPORE : Hong Kong property giant Cheung Kong is launching a luxury condominium at West Coast.

Home prices boosted by record low completions

Derek Yiu The Standard 05.03.2010
Home prices boosted by record low completions

A record low number of homes completed last year - just 7,160 - helped boost prices in the fourth quarter by 23 percent.

Hong Kong Implementing Anti-Speculation Efforts To Ward Of Property Bubble

With Hong Kong real estate prices up 8% from the pre-crisis peak, the government is implementing anti-speculation efforts and discouraging mortgage loan excesses to ward off a potential property bubble. Alongside an impending stamp duty hike, the new relief package is aimed at helping Hong Kong through this recovery phase.

Sino Land Leads Hong Kong Developers Higher on ‘Benign’ Policy

Feb. 25 (Bloomberg) -- Sino Land Co. led gains among Hong Kong developers on continued optimism the city’s government will maintain its “benign” stance toward the industry, and that borrowing costs will remain low, sustaining real estate demand.

Residential property (top-R) on Victoria Peak overlooks the skyline of Hong Kong

HONG KONG : Hong Kong property consultants said the government's move to raise transaction taxes for luxury apartments will do little to stabilise residential prices.

Hong Kong could see foreign property mortgage bubble

Mark Smith-Halvorsen Coperate FX 23.02.2010
Has Hong Kong's Real Estate Market Reached Bubble Proportions?

There has been much speculation recently about an ongoing price bubble occurring in the Hong Kong residential property market.

Hong Kong could see foreign property mortgage bubble

Analysts have warned that Hong Kong's real estate market may be expanding at an unsustainable rate.

Property balancing act

Derek Yiu and Mary Ann Benitez The Standard 23.02.2010

Hong Kong Land Sale Raises Worry of a Bubble

JONATHAN CHENG And ARIES POON The Wall Street Journal 23.02.2010
Property balancing act

Harsh curbs on the property sector are unlikely in today's budget - but it will contain measures that seek to fine-tune the housing market, sources say.

Sun Hung Kai Properties agreed to pay US$434 million for a site in Hong Kong's suburbs. Here, a rendering of Sun Hung's Yoho Midtown development.

HONG KONG—Strong results in a Hong Kong government land auction are the latest sign that the city's real-estate market is surging higher after a brief lull, as government officials here and elsewhere in the region grapple with how to cool off overheating property prices.

Investors fuel Midtown flats sale madness

Derek Yiu The Standard 21.02.2010
Investors fuel Midtown flats sale madness

Buyers snapped up around 900 flats at Yoho Midtown in Yuen Long within two days of its launch, raising the district record for split-floor homes to HK$11,000 per square foot.


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