Emperor's Mid-Levels flats in hot demand

Business | Winnie Lee 29 May 2020

The first batch of flats at Central 8 in Mid-Levels has been 2.8 times oversubscribed, with developer Emperor International (0163) receiving 260 checks for the 68 flats on offer.

The first batch has an average price of HK$30,814 per square foot after discounts, and 34 units were sold as of 9 pm yesterday.

Meanwhile, Vanke Property (Hong Kong) released 47 flats in the third price list of The Campton in Cheung Sha Wan at an average price of HK$17,896 per square foot after discounts, 9 percent higher than the first price list. The cheapest 369-sq-ft flat was offered at HK$6.57 million, or HK$17,875 per sq ft after discounts. The Campton's first batch of 188 units was 37 times oversubscribed on Wednesday.

And Sun Hung Kai Properties (0016) received 7,000 checks for 298 flats at Wetland Seasons Park Phase 2 in Tin Shui Wai, 22 times oversubscribed. The second batch of sales will be launched on Saturday, worth over HK$1.8 billion in total after discounts. The cheapest flat, a one-bedroom unit, is offered at HK$3.98 million.

The project put 155 additional units on sale on Tuesday at an average price of HK$12,783 per sq ft.

Also, Henderson Land Development (0012) is launching sales of several large flats at Double Cove in Ma On Shan due to increasing demand, with seven such flats sold in the past two weeks. A 2,742-sq-ft show flat of Flat B on the 36th and 37th floor of Double Cove Starview opens today.

Meanwhile, the Town Planning Board has given the green light to SHKP on a residential development project in Lam Tei, Tuen Mun, offering 96 flats. The board previously rejected the application in 2018.

Elsewhere, the Urban Renewal Authority has announced the failed bids for the Tonkin Street/Fuk Wing Street Development Project in Sham Shui Po, which Chinachem won for HK$912.8 million. The lowest offer was only HK$288 million, with only three tenders offering more than HK$800 million.

In the secondary market, a prospective buyer forfeited deposits of HK$470,000 after calling off the purchase of a 484-sq-ft flat at Century Link in Tung Chung.

In other news, the one-month Hong Kong Interbank Offered Rate, which is linked to the mortgage rate, up to 1.06441 percent.

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