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Hong Kong, Singapore home prices top The Economist’s global house-price index

Hong Kong and Singapore have topped The Economist’s latest quarterly global house price index as the countries where home values rose the most.

Hong Kong has world’s most expensive office space

A survey by property consultancy, DTZ showed that last year Hong Kong boasted the world’s most expensive office space, overtaking 2009 leader, London’s West End.

Hong Kong housing estates breaking ’97 price peak

Byron Perry Property Report 08.02.2011
Tax rebates, property cooling measures expected in Hong Kong budget

HONG KONG: The Hong Kong government is due to unveil its budget for Fiscal 2011-2012 on Wednesday. With an expected budget surplus of up to US$10 billion, Financial Secretary John Tsang is expected not only to hand out some short-term relief to Hongkongers but also target inflation and cool the property market.

Hong Kong housing estates breaking ’97 price peak

Sales prices in four major housing estates in Hong Kong surpassed previous records set in the boom of 1997, the South China Morning Post has reported.

Hong Kong property sales volume plunges in end of 2010

Byron Perry Property Report 05.01.2011
‘The Rocks - Edge’ - the initial phase of the development - are scheduled for completion in the Upper Village of Hirafu in 2012.

Hong Kong-based Summit Properties plans to unveil the first condominium-hotel development at Niseko ski resort in Japan.

Hong Kong property sales volume plunges in end of 2010

Sales of new homes in Hong Kong dropped to their lowest level in 27 months in November 2010 with just 27 properties sold, according to the South China Morning Post.

Hong Kong property market soars 20 percent in 2010

Hao Li International Business Times 25.12.2010

Hong Kong to continue growth in 2011

Property Report 23.12.2010
"Conduit Road 39", a luxurious residential building developed by Henderson Land Development, located at Hong Kong's Mid-Levels district and facing the Victoria Harbour, is seen from the Peak October 14, 2009. A 6,158 -square-feet deluxe duplex in this building has sold for HK$71,280 (US$9,100) per square foot, setting a world record per square foot for an apartment and surpassing London prices, the developer said on Wednesday. Property prices in Hong Kong have surged 26 percent this year, despite the economic downturn, amid low new supply and strong demand for luxury property from wealthy Chinese.

The Hong Kong property market soared almost 20 percent so far this year, said Nigel Chalk of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). This is in stark contrast with housing markets in most developed countries, which at best are recovering slowly from their severe crashes.

Hong Kong to continue growth in 2011

Despite government cooling measures, record highs and a still volatile global financial climate, Hong Kong’s property boom seems set to continue in the new year.

Hong Kong set for fall in first quarter

Property Report 17.12.2010
Property auctions end the year in a low note

The last real estate auction for the year ended in a low note as clearance rates failed to grow and sellers pull out and opt to sell their properties next year.

Hong Kong set for fall in first quarter

The Hong Kong government’s cooling measures seem to be having some affect in the real estate market with industry watchers anticipating a 5 to 10 percent drop in luxury housing prices in the first quarter of next year.

HK luxury housing prices seen lower

The Straits Times 15.12.2010
A view shows a residential area at Kowloon in Hong Kong. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

HONG KONG - PRICES for luxury residential property in Hong Kong are likely to fall over the next quarter as investors turn to commercial properties after the government imposed harsh measures to cool the housing market, industry executives said.

Hong Kong sales plunge as buyers adopt wait-and-see attitude

Property sales in Hong Kong dropped to their lowest levels in nearly a year in the last week of November due to cooling measures, the South China Morning Post has reported.

Hunt for clues in property shock

The Standard 27.11.2010

Hong Kong Developers Against New Property Cooling Measures

Kanchana Paha Property Report 26.11.2010
Hunt for clues in property shock

The government recently introduced measures targeting short-term home speculation "out of the blue," without prior consultation with the real estate industry.

Hong Kong Developers Against New Property Cooling Measures

Property developers criticized government measures to rein in Hong Kong’s rising property prices, stating that these measures do not fit with the government’s aim as they are more prone to scare off ordinary home buyers rather than wealthy speculators.

Hong Kong developers slam 'heavy' property cooling measures

HONG KONG: Property developers on Tuesday criticised government measures to rein in Hong Kong's soaring property prices, saying they will scare off ordinary home buyers rather than wealthy speculators.

Hong Kong (CBD) the world’s second most expensive office market; Tokyo Inner Central third; Mumbai fourth

London (West End) Remains World’s Most Expensive Office Market in Survey that Finds Global Rents Beginning To Stabilize, 1.3% Decline from One Year Ago

New Rules Hit Hong Kong Property

JOANNE CHIU And ALICE TRUONG The Wall Street Journal 23.11.2010

Hong Kong measures cool market, not sentiment

OJFall Property Report 23.11.2010
New Rules Hit Hong Kong Property

HONG KONG—Tougher-than-anticipated new measures to curb Hong Kong's soaring real-estate prices began rippling through the market Monday, driving down shares of property developers and prompting forecasts of declining home sales.

Hong Kong measures cool market, not sentiment

Following over fifty per cent growth in home values since the beginning of 2009, Hong Kong has imposed additional taxes and raised down-payments from November 19 to curb prices that have surged to a 13-year high and brought on warnings from the IMF that asset inflation may derail the city’s economy.

Hong Kong readying more cooling measures

Byron Perry Property Report 20.11.2010
 
Hong Kong readying more cooling measures

Hong Kong’s government is expected to unveil new cooling measures for its property market, local media reported today, pushing property stocks lower.

 
 

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