Issue: May 10, 2006   (Archive)
Wednesday, July 23, 2014   

Red hot and spreading
With the bullish sentiment seeing developers get ready to put 1,200 new flats on the market this month, some homeowners are also looking to clean up.

The ideal getaway for families
The Bay Bridge Hong Kong Hotel & Serviced Apartments is offering a special deal for staying in One bedroom unit or Deluxe one bedroom unit, both facing the picturesque seafront. All quality units are thoughtfully designed to ensure the comfort and happiness of a family stay.

London blazes trail
The average home price in London jumped 25.8 percent to 400,404 (HK$5.3 million) in the second quarter year-on- year - marking the fastest rise since the third quarter in 1987, data show.

One of a kind
Vancouver House is set to raise the bar for luxury residential property in British Columbia's largest city with its distinctive structure and leading-edge sustainability features, becoming its fourth tallest building.

Canada stays hot
The Canada property market is expected to stay hot, with prices going up by 5 or 6 percent by the end of the year, according to the latest report by US- headquartered TD Bank.

Fair and squar-e
Rathbone square is a mixed-use development perfectly positioned in Westminster to give you the best of inner London. The square is strategically planned with residential space to the north and sleek commercial space to the south so residents can enjoy a peaceful yet city-center lifestyle to the fullest.

Dishing the dirt on overeager agent
An estate agent acted for both the tenant and the landlord in a rental deal.

Firms in rush to get nod for sales
Buoyed by the success of the red-hot primary market, developers are itching to put more new homes up for sale, with the number of presale consent applications for flats reaching 2,822 units - a 21-month high - in June.

Price cuts tipped to boost flagging sales
Chinese property consultant CRIC is predicting that mainland developers will likely cut the prices of about 1,100 new housing projects in 21 big cities to lift flagging sales, underlining the pressures in China's cooling real estate market.

New buzz around revitalization
In the first half of 2014, the market witnessed more inquiries on distressed property sales and properties that offer a higher rate of return via building conversions, repositioning and tenant- mix restructuring.

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