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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

12/15 News Roundup: HK Raised Base Rate by 0.25%, Following US Fed’s Move; Far East Sha Tau Kok New Project To Roll Out Next Year

HK Raised Base Rate by 0.25%, Following US Fed’s Move The US Federal Reserve announced that the benchmark interest rate would rise by 25 basis points, boosting federal fund rates to a target range of between 0.5 and 0.75 per cent, up from 0.25 to 0.5 per cent since December 2015. Fed Chair Janet Yellen expected three further rise in …

Tracy Lam - December 15, 2016

12/13 News Roundup: Standard Chartered Cuts Mortgage Rate to H+1.33%, City One Shatin Price Soars To One-year High

Standard Chartered Cuts Mortgage Rate to H+1.33% According to source of Sing Tao Daily, Standard Chartered has cut its mortgage rate to 133 basis points above the Hong Kong Interbank Offered Rate (HIBOR), for loans of at least HK$8 million, offering the cheapest loan in the city. Meanwhile, Bank of China (Hong Kong) is offering mortgage rate of 140 basis …

Tracy Lam - December 13, 2016

12/12 News Roundup: Metro City & Dawning Views Carparks Set Record Prices, 26 Transactions Recorded in 100 Main Estates

Metro City & Dawning Views Carparks Set Record Prices Carparks in Tseung Kwan O’s Metro City and Fanling’s Dawning Views transacted in all-time high prices yesterday. A parking space in Metro City Phase 2 was sold at HK$1.2 million, 11% higher than the original record in HK$1.08 million. Meanwhile, two parking lots in Dawning Views were both sold at HK$1.28 million, 6.7% more …

Tracy Lam - December 12, 2016

12/9 News Roundup: Central Office Rents Rank First in the World, Eden Manor Targets At Mainland Buyers

Central Office Rents Rank First in the World Hong Kong’s office rents in Central surged to the world’s highest this year. Hong Kong ranks No 1 in terms of the world’s highest rent for a premium office, with London and New York in second and third place respectively, according to JLL’s latest Global Premium Office Rent Tracker. The price of …

Tracy Lam - December 9, 2016

12/8 News Roundup: IMF Warns Possible Downturn in HK Property Market, Tin Shui Wai HOS Flat Sold For HK$10,085 per sqft

IMF Warns Possible Downturn in HK Property Market The International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced its annual assessment of Hong Kong economy yesterday. It identified one of the main risks Hong Kong facing is the possible downturn of property market due to the rising interest rate, resulting in adverse effect on the local economy. IMF supported the cooling measures adapted by …

Tracy Lam - December 8, 2016

12/7 News Roundup: 1,900 New Homes Ready For Sale Early Next Year, Public Estate Carpark Sold At HK$1.165m

1,900 New Homes Ready For Sale Early Next Year The government’s cooling measures have been affecting property developers’ plan on launching new projects. Several new projects including Sun Hung Kai’s The Pavilia Bay in Tsuen Wan and Mount Pavilia in Clear Water Bay; Cheung Kong’s Crescendo in Yuen Long San Tin and Ocean Pride in Tsuen Wan West; and Kerry’s …

Tracy Lam - December 7, 2016