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Heat Rises in Hong Kong Property Market

The Wall Street Journal 19.09.2012
Heat Rises in Hong Kong Property Market

HONG KONG—Real-estate transactions in Hong Kong have climbed sharply in recent days, fueled by the prospect of more quantitative easing in the U.S. and despite last week's fresh measures to cool the city's property market.

Hong Kong singles favour property to marriage: survey

A new survey of over a thousand people in Hong Kong has revealed that property ownership is the most wanted life goal, rather than marriage.

One Silversea, a property developed by Sino Group, center, stands in Hong Kong, China, on Friday, July 8, 2011.

The likes of Sino Land Co. Ltd., Henderson Land Development Co. Ltd. and Cheung Kong (Holdings) Ltd. could be seeing their elite status as property developers shaken up, according to Barclays.

Are the Boom Days for Hong Kong Property Over?

Hong Kong’s residential property market, which has seen dramatic price gains over the past decade because supply has not kept up with demand, is set for a slowdown as the new administration comes good on its pledge to increase land supply for housing, says an industry expert.

Opus eyes record price for HK property

Financial Times 22.06.2012
Hong Kong's incoming leader in illegal property structure scandal

HONG KONG: Another scandal over unauthorised extensions to has hit again, and this time Hong Kong's incoming leader Leung Chun-ying is at the centre of the controversy.

Opus eyes record price for HK property

The views it offers across Hong Kong’s famous harbour are stunning but it is the price tag attached to the city’s newest luxury apartment block that is creating the bigger stir.

Forget property, buy developers' shares

Developers' stocks are better investments than property, says Henderson Land Development (0012) chairman "Uncle Four" Lee Shau-kee - adding that some could double in value in the medium term.

Signs that property market in Hong Kong is cooling as land sells for less than expected

The property market in Hong Kong may be cooling as the government sold land in one of the city's most exclusive areas last week for less than analysts estimated.

Wellington Street is home to retailers and brands that are more flexible in their location preference, and are willing to explore streets close to first-tier locations.

According to recent reports by Colliers International, while the residential, office and industrial sectors in Hong Kong are expected to see downward adjustment pressure amidst global economic uncertainties, the local retail property sector is the exception with an uptrend tagged to its outlook in 2012.

Property bubble still a risk in Hong Kong, it is claimed

Hong Kong’s Financial Secretary has warned that there is still the risk of a property bubble as prices hit record highs. John Tsang said that if there are signs of overheating in the property market he will introduce more cooling measures and he warned property buyers not to blindly follow the market.

Pursuit of real estate by rich lifting up Hong Kong prices

More and more wealthy people on the mainland are trying to buy properties in Hong Kong, according to the 2012 edition of The Wealth Report, which was released on Wednesday by the consultancy Knight Frank LLP and the wealth manager Citi Private Bank.

Hong Kong plans housing for locals only to tame property prices

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's leader-elect on Wednesday said his government would launch a pilot project to build middle-class housing for residents only, hoping to cool soaring property prices that have sparked a backlash against unlimited sales to overseas buyers.

Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd benefit from eased credit controls

The largest property developer in Hong Kong by market value, Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd, plans to put 3,500 unfurnished apartments on the market this year at a total price of THB126 billion (US$4.1 billion).

Uncertain global outlook keeps Hong Kong property market subdued

January was a quiet month for Hong Kong property markets as the uncertain global economic outlook keeps transactions low, according to the latest monthly report from Knight Frank.

Dragon smiles on HK property moguls: Feng shui master

HONG KONG - Some of Hong Kong's richest property tycoons were born in the Year of the Dragon and can expect a prosperous 2012 under their auspicious birth-sign, a feng shui master said today.

High demand creates record prices in Hong Kong

Luxury residential prices in Hong Kong continue to climb, edging up 3.8 per cent QoQ to HK$19,520 (US$2,505) per sq ft, according to the latest research from Colliers International. This new figure is a record high, and with demand continuing to grow prices may continue to rise in the future.

High Hong Kong prices turn buyers towards Thailand

With Hong Kong property prices soaring, investors from the city are looking elsewhere for property speculation opportunities. Pace Development has cashed in nicely on this trend, with Hong Kong buyers snapping up sales of over THB350 million (US$11.69 million) in just three days after a roadshow for luxury development MahaNakhon, according to the Bangkok Post.

Hong Kong citizens protest against high property prices, over 200 arrested

Over 200 protesters were arrested by police in Hong Kong on July 1, as tens of thousands shut down the central business district to voice displeasure with the government.

Hong Kong prepares for bubble

Property Report 22.06.2011
Hong Kong prepares for bubble

Hong Kong’s financial secretary John Tsang warned the government could introduce further drastic measures to avoid the ever-increasing risk of a property market burst, reported the Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK).


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