Issue: May 10, 2006   (Archive)
Sunday, August 2, 2015   

Fashion-branded residences: the next step up in luxury living
When a well-established residential developer teams up with a world- renowned design house, the result is the ultimate expression of branded lifestyle in the luxury end of the market.

Quays to success
Minutes from London's dynamic centers of global commerce and finance - The City and Canary Wharf - lurks a new investment opportunity.

Name of the game
Estate agents must ascertain the correct name of the vendor in a property transaction, otherwise they may be subject to disciplinary action by the Estate Agents Authority.

Firms aiming for first-time buyers as flats shift fast
At least five projects targeting first-time buyers are expected to be launched in the primary market next month, with developers hoping to capture the buoyant mood after almost all the flats in the Heya Crystal development were sold in one day.

China market recovering
Home prices in the mainland rose for a second month in a row in June, on a monthly basis - indicating that government efforts to boost the struggling property sector have started to gain traction. Average new home prices rose 0.4 percent in June versus May, according to calculations from official data published last weekend. That was a faster gain than the 0.2 percent rise in May, the first monthly increase since April 2014.

Double delight
London's leading mixed-use developer, St George, has announced the launch of exciting properties at two vibrant locations - in central London and northwest London.

Shop rents set to drop
Street-level store rents have climbed to such a high base over the past few years that they are very vulnerable to a downturn.

Vancouver's new landmark
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. This is the final release of homes with an attractive price starting at C$567,000.

Luxury buyers spoiled for choice
Ultra-luxury projects are steadily coming onstream in the second half even as the wider housing market is clouded by increasing supply, swinging stock markets and looming interest rate hikes.

Buyers home in on better deals
Price-sensitive property buyers have managed to wring better deals out of jittery sellers, taking advantage of a spillover from swinging local and China stock markets.

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