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Hiring Domestic Helpers in Hong Kong: Accommodation Must-Knows

Hong Kong’s frenetic work culture has given rise to the demand for hiring a foreign domestic helper. As of 2019, foreign domestic helpers have covered over 10% of local households. If you are looking to hire help, it is essential to acquaint yourself with your responsibilities and liabilities towards the helper as an employer. Find an apartment with helper’s quarters …

Bella Ma - June 13, 2019

A Step By Step Guide to Buying Japan Property

Investing in Japan property is something that has grown in popularity in recent years. With its steadily increasing house prices, soaring tourism trade, and the ease at which foreigners can invest here, its an obvious choice for those looking for property abroad. Aided by its rich and unique culture and stunning scenery, land prices across Japan have been on the …

Bella Ma - June 5, 2019

Expert Insights – Piers Brunner, CEO, Knight Frank Greater China (May 2019)

Spacious Influencer Series: Piers Brunner May 2019: Record-high Kai Tak land prices demonstrate developers’ confidence in Hong Kong’s real estate market The latest record-setting land sales in the Kai Tai development area are clear signs of developers’ confidence in the future of Hong Kong’s real estate market. On 7 May, a residential plot with GFA of 641,168 sq ft at …

Bella Ma - May 26, 2019

The Best 5 Hong Kong Playgroups That Are Worth Your Money

If you have kids in Hong Kong, you definitely need playgroups in your life. But where can you find one that is the best, high quality, close to your neighbourhood and fun for your loved ones? Want to know which ones are worth your time? Check out these 5 playgroups in Hong Kong! 1. Kinder U, Leighton Road – Causeway …

Sarah Stone - May 16, 2019

What Home Sellers Should Know About Hong Kong Property Investors

Once a game for only a few, outbound property investment has gained popularity among the mass market in recent years. Property investors are looking at overseas real estate as a way to skirt high domestic home prices and diversify their portfolios. If you are a developer with a new property development or an indie home seller in the existing home …

Bella Ma - April 3, 2019

5 Pet-Friendly Housing Options for Hong Kong

As a cat or dog owner, buying or renting a flat in Hong Kong means you’ll have an extra clause or two to deal with. Hong Kong landlords and estate management aren’t exactly known for their pet friendliness. Most often home sellers will make the ‘no pet’ policy visible in their listings, but sometimes you will only know when you …

Sarah Stone - April 1, 2019

A Simplified Guide to Hong Kong’s Stamp Duty 2019

Buying a new home is exciting! Yet in Hong Kong, you better be familiar with the current stamp duty (taxes) policies or you might end up shocked by what you have to pay for a new apartment in this city – already some of the world’s most expensive and unaffordable homes. (Updated March 2019) What is stamp duty in Hong …

Tracy Lam - March 28, 2019