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

Spacious Influencer Series: Piers Brunner July 2019: Top prices achieved in Hong Kong’s super prime highlights attitudes of private capital According to the latest Knight Frank research report, “The Wealth Report Insights”, Hong Kong once again ranks at the top of the world’s luxury residential markets. Although this is not entirely surprising, the report further highlights the huge gap between …

Bella Ma - July 15, 2019

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

Spacious Influencer Series: Nigel Smith July 2019: New schools and residential supply raise attractiveness of Kowloon and the New Territories The Peak, Mid-levels and Southside lead demand among both local and expatriate families due to their prestigious Hong Kong Island location, their proximity to Central and a strong international school network. However, the increasing supply of residential flats and school …

Bella Ma - June 29, 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