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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

Public Housing = Poor Living Conditions? These Asian Countries Say No!

In Hong Kong, living in public houses is a symbol of lower-income residents. But the case differs in Singapore, Taiwan and Korea. Public housing in these countries are tourists’ favorites and the living environments are good. Do you know what are the differences between government housing in these places? Hong Kong There are two types of public housing in Hong …

Doris Liu - January 9, 2018

Spoil Your Loved Ones with These 9 Best Priced Homes at Christmas!

Have you decided what gifts to give this Christmas? If not, you can consider this idea – an apartment! Don’t you think it is not realistic because of the surging property price? Don’t worry – we have prepared 10 most worth buying properties on Spacious for you. (Based on the search result on 18 December, 2017) 1. Lo Wai Village The …

Doris Liu - December 22, 2017

What Home Buyers Need to Know About the Land Registry

What services does Land Registry (LR) provide? Deeds Registration If a member of the public purchases a property or becomes a party to a property transaction, he/she will need to execute a deed or other document. That deed or document will normally be registered with the Land Registry because registered documents would have a priority over unregistered documents and other documents …

Doris Liu - December 8, 2017

5 Great Ways to Use the Rating and Valuation Department

When someone talks about ‘Rating and Valuation Department’ (RVD), what is the first thing that pops up to your mind? Rates, government rent or valuation of properties? In addition to calculating and collecting the rates and government rent of your property, RVD actually delivers a lot more services to the public. Here are 5 useful services that you might have never …

Tracy Lam - December 6, 2017

What All Agents Ought to Know About the Estate Agents Authority (EAA)

Agents know about the Estate Agents Authority Exam, but what exactly is the Estate Agents Authority and how do they impact the work of agents in Hong Kong? What is EAA? The Estate Agents Authority (EAA) is a statutory body, created and controlled by the Hong Kong government, whose functions are to: 1)Regulate estate agencies in Hong Kong The EAA organizes …

Doris Liu - November 30, 2017

A Simplified Guide to Hong Kong’s Stamp Duty

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. What is stamp duty? Stamp duty is tax to …

Tracy Lam - November 29, 2017