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More mainland Chinese want to buy Hong Kong property: UBS survey
Hong Kong is the most favorable offshore real estate market for mainland Chinese, despite an escalation in U.S.-China trade tensions and concerns over a controversial extradition law that will extend Beijing’s power over the city, UBS sa...
Hong Kong needs a creative leader instead of the talented bureaucratic manager Carrie Lam
As a proper and professional bureaucrat, Carrie Lam fails to understand that the rule of justice will always stand where it should stand: above the rule of law. And Hong Kong has too many corrupt laws that have been rigged to serve the f...
What lies deep beneath Singapore? Going Underground
From an enormous life-saving structure under a UNESCO World Heritage site and long-lost military bunkers getting a second lease of life, to laboratories for psychological experiments, and secretive rave parties, we follow a series of int...
Social Justice: China presses Hong Kong magnates to share the wealth
Beijing pushes super-rich to help solve city's chronic housing shortage
Easing mortgage caps alone is not the answer to Hong Kong’s housing conundrum
The key to affordable homes remains in boosting land supply, a goal that the government should not take its eyes off.
Shenzhen, Beijing lose out to Chengdu as China’s best performing city economy, says report
Chengdu has for the third time scooped top spot among Chinese cities for economic performance, according to Milken Institute report. Tech hub Shenzhen dropped from first to second in the annual rankings
World’s most expensive parking space in Hong Kong changes owners for US$969,000, triple the city’s median home price
The transacted price is equivalent to US$7,205 per sq ft for a standard parking space that measures 134.5 sq ft, more than three times Hong Kong’s median home price. The seller, logistics heir Johnny Cheung Shun-yee, said he sold the las...
Hong Kong policy address key takeaways: Leader Carrie Lam homes in on housing ‘grievances’ and unveils cash sweeteners in bid to rescue city from brink
Forced to abandon her speech to Legco, chief executive reveals schemes to tap into Hongkongers’ home ownership aspirations in video address.The 200 initiatives, which include more subsidies for students and low-income households, will he...
Inside Hong Kong’s cage homes
Video about the real problem behind the Hong Kong Protests: hopeless youth with zero chance to buy a home for their future.
Property investors turn to SE Asia amid HK unrest
Increasingly violent protests, as well as the China-US trade war, make investors look elsewhere
Homes Moving Faster in London’s Real Estate Market
Momentum appears to be returning to London’s real estate market as homes are selling faster in August than they have at any point this year, according to a report Tuesday from Home.co.uk.
Amazon sells dozens of tiny homes you can build yourself to save thousands of dollars — take a look
Tiny homes have become increasingly popular in the past few years, whether that's because of rising costs of living or because they encourage minimalist living. Tiny homes make it possible to own property, even if it's under 500 square f...
Can China’s Greater Bay Area offer relief to Hong Kong’s housing woes?
A very creative and interesting ideas and solutions is published today in SCMP by Cissy Zhou and He Huifeng, to the real big problem behind the Hong Kong Civil War (It's not a protests. It's not a riots. and its not -yet- a terror. The m...
The Land Registry released its statistics for September 2019
Property tycoons turn down invitation to Beijing’s National Day celebration
Li Ka-shing recently angered Beijing when he appealed for Hong Kong government to ‘provide a way out’ for protesters, which was seen as condoning crime.
Hotel rates cheaper than flat rents in Hong Kong
As room rates tumble amid ongoing protests, this Hong Kong hotel has slashed prices to US$9 a night, which may be cheaper than renting an apartment.
Hong Kong developer gifts a fifth of farmland to build public homes
New World donates almost a fifth of its farmland reserves towards building public homes to ease Hong Kong’s housing woes, Non of the other Hong Kong Real Estate Mafia join this wonderful step. The donation could compel the remainder of H...
Think tank floats housing proposals to relieve Hong Kong protest crisis
Think tank offers 10 suggestions, including interest-free loans for first-time buyers and the privatisation of public estates. Researcher says ‘loans will help narrow the wealth gap between property owners and non-owners. This could help...
Hong Kong hotels issue SOS as rates hit US$9 a night, occupancy 20 per cent
Hong Kong hotel operators have called on the government to waive rents and even allow properties to offer empty rooms on long-term leases, or for sale, as a way of survival amid a steep decline in occupancy and rates brought on by 16 wee...
Hong Kong’s hotel sector is in free fall as violent protests keep tourists from the mainland, and elsewhere, away
Global real estate markets may be slowing, but Hong Kong’s hotel sector has gone into free fall. In a matter of months, the strong fundamentals of Hong Kong’s tourism industry have been dealt a massive blow. The hotel market is now a pro...
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