Category: Hong Kong

Hong Kong property slowdown: Investors to turn to UK real estate?

Hong Kong property slowdown: Investors to turn to UK real estate?

Falling stock markets and weaker sentiment is fuelling the belief that the boom in the world’s most expensive property market is ending – so will this prompt buyers in the region to explore high-growth markets internationally? Summary: Sentiment in Hong Kong’s property sector appears to be softening, amid falling stocks and rising borrowing costs Some… Read more »

Latest sales figures show Hong Kong property curbs aren’t working

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Hong Kong homes are now the least affordable in the world after cooling measures implemented by the government fail to slow price growth. Summary Despite the implementation of numerous cooling measures, Hong Kong real estate prices continue to rise The Hong Kong housing market is now the least affordable in the world As property becomes… Read more »

Hong Kong election Q&A: What investors need to know

shutterstock_608007335 As the special administrative region elects its new Chief Executive, how will it impact on property and other Hong Kong investments? Q: What has just happened? A: Hong Kong has just elected its new Chief Executive, Carrie Lam. Ms Lam was previously the deputy to the city’s outgoing leader, CY Leung. Q: What makes this... Read more »

Chinese appetite for overseas assets continues to grow in 2017

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  Chinese investors are focusing their interest in new overseas property markets as a result of uncertainties surrounding geopolitical and economic developments.   Summary Chinese investor’s appetite for property grows despite uncertainties surrounding global geopolitics and macroeconomic developments Hong Kong remains a popular investment hotspot, while Chinese interest in UK property has increased significantly since… Read more »

China, Hong Kong & Singapore property 2017 outlook subdued

China, Hong Kong & Singapore property 2017 outlook subdued

New report cites the potential rise of US interest rates, strengthening of the dollar and cooling measures that could slow growth in key Asian markets. Summary: Some property markets in the Far East have received a mixed outlook for the year ahead Rising US interest rates, dollar strengthening and roll out of new international policies… Read more »

Hong Kong property prices give rise to ‘coffin homes’

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Hong Kong residents are forced to live in tiny ‘coffin homes’ after a dramatic rise in property prices, spelling bad news for both tenants and investors Summary Hong Kong named as the most unaffordable major housing market in the world Huge rents have seen more people living in tiny, low ceilinged ‘coffin’ homes  A 50%… Read more »

Hike in Hong Kong stamp duty drives Chinese investor interest towards Singapore and UK property

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With Hong Kong stamp duty now at 15%, return-seeking investors are keen to secure property in Singapore and UK. Summary An increasing number of Chinese buyers are becoming attracted to other overseas property markets after an increase in Hong Kong stamp duty Despite increased interest in Singapore property, price growth remains slow For the best… Read more »

Asia Pacific property prices experience poor growth in 2016 as investors look to the UK for the best deals

Asia Pacific property prices experience poor growth in 2016 as investors look to the UK for the best deals

As the poor price growth of Asian Pacific property is attributed to a disappointing economic performance, investors are able to capitalise on a post-Brexit world by investing in UK property. Summary Hong Kong & Southeast Asia experience poor price growth in 2016 Uncertainty remains for economic growth in 2017 post Brexit and Trump election win… Read more »