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

Spacious Influencer Series: Piers Brunner Sep 2019: Challenges or Opportunities? Super luxury home sale defies market headwind Despite ongoing social unrest and rising concerns about the worsening economy, top-of-the-line residential assets continued to draw interest from high net-worth individuals (HNWIs). In the past couple of months, the market has seen some notable transactions including three houses at Mount Nicholson, two …

Bella Ma - October 3, 2019

Expert Insights – Nigel Smith, Managing Director, Colliers International (Aug 2019)

Spacious Influencer Series: Nigel Smith August 2019: The Hong Kong residential market demonstrated resilience The Hong Kong residential market stayed firm despite a slower economic outlook amid the recent market turbulence, according to the latest Colliers Q2 2019 research report. Looking to find or sell a property? Get on Spacious today. Purchasing demand continued its strong momentum in Q2 2019. According …

Bella Ma - August 2, 2019

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

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

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

5 Market Moving Property Points from the 2018-2019 Hong Kong Budget

On 28th February, Hong Kong Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po announced the 2018-2019 budget. Mr. Chan stated that he was cautiously optimistic about Hong Kong’s economic prospects. Although he admitted that property prices had soared beyond the affordability of ordinary citizens over the past years, he believed that the key factors underpinning soaring property prices over the past few years were gradually undergoing …

Doris Liu - March 7, 2018

Living As An Expat in Hong Kong

With its booming economy and wonderfully cosmopolitan society, Hong Kong is an increasingly popular choice for ex-pats, but what do you need to know to live a comfortable life there? If you’re moving the whole family, how can you make sure that your new situation works for everyone? This guide, which draws on the experiences of ex-pats living there now, …

Asif Ghafoor - January 30, 2018