The latest analysis and updates on global property/real estate. Hong Kong, China, and the rest of the world.
China, Real Estate. 19 March, 2012, 15:00 S&P: China’s real estate developers will face more liquidity problems
Bei Fu of S&P thinks China’s real estate developers will face more liquidity issues as more price cuts will be likely and refinancing risk increases.
China, Real Estate. 15 March, 2012, 19:50 Hang Lung Properties: retail sales weakened in Shanghai
Hang Lung Properties (101.HK) noted a weakening in retail sales in their shopping malls in Shanghai, while rents remain on the uptrend.
China, Real Estate. 2 March, 2012, 16:34 Property developers are hiring security guard to…
Costs of hiring security guards in Hangzhou have risen as property developers get people to fend off their “enemies”.
China, Real Estate. 20 February, 2012, 14:09 China real estate market is getting weaker and weaker
No city reported rising home prices for January, and increasing numbers of cities are reporting falling prices over the past few months.
China, Real Estate. 7 February, 2012, 15:29 As if there were not enough unoccupied flats, more social housing to come
Despite empty flats everywhere, the social housing construction will show no signs of slowing.
China, Real Estate. 1 December, 2011, 2:43 Chart: More Chinese cities reporting falling home prices
Here is a handy chart showing the rapidly deteriorating condition in Chinese real estate market in various cities.
China, Real Estate. 17 November, 2011, 23:09 A cool breeze from the Chinese real estate market
Manufacturers of construction equipment are feeling somewhat gloomy, while regulators are worried about the banks.
China, Real Estate. 7 November, 2011, 2:11 The Latest Look At China Real Estate Market
A property developer offers to refund if prices fall; collapse in transaction volume kills agencies, and Jack Ma came to rescue.
Hong Kong, Real Estate. 5 November, 2011, 19:21 Morgan Stanley Thinks Mortgage Rates In Hong Kong Will Be At 5%
Morgan Stanley thinks that mortgage rates in Hong Kong can rise to 5%, but their view on property prices could be too positive under their rates scenario.
Hong Kong, Real Estate. 1 November, 2011, 2:56 Hong Kong Property: Remarkable Decline Of Transaction Volume
The last leg of the property bull market ran with declining volume. With monetary condition tightened further, price action should follow.
China, Real Estate. 28 October, 2011, 15:58 China Real Estate Developers’ Inventories Continue To Creep Higher
Chinese real estate developers’ inventories and debt continue to increase while the operating cash flow continues to deteriorate.
China, Real Estate. 27 October, 2011, 16:05 Chinese Real Estate Developers Profits Fell In 3rd Quarter
Chinese real estate developers’ profits dropped almost 40% in the third quarter compared to the second quarter.
China, Real Estate. 26 October, 2011, 15:18 It’s Official: Shanghai Bans Property Price Discount Of 20% Or More
Socialism at its best: Shanghai real estate regulator said China Overseas Land was violating regulations by offering flats at a 30% discount.
China, Real Estate. 26 October, 2011, 2:14 Chinese Property Market Bubble: The Problem In Reverse
The Chinese government could not stop the uptrend of the property market, and most probably will not be able to stop the downtrend as well.
Real Estate, World. 25 October, 2011, 21:36 United States: S&P/Case-Shiller Indices Were Up On Non-Seasonally Adjusted Basis
Home prices were up on a non-seasonally adjusted basis, but were down slightly on a seasonally adjusted basis.
China, Real Estate. 24 October, 2011, 23:58 Watch: Chinese Homeowners Damaged A Sales Office As Developer Cut Prices
Here is a TV news report on one of the recent protests of home owners against price cutting as that means they lost money even before they live in them.
China, Real Estate. 21 October, 2011, 15:13 Chinese Homeowners Are Angry That Developers Have Cut Prices
Some homeowners protested against developers cutting prices, while others want to return the flats to developers and get refund.
Hong Kong, Real Estate. 20 October, 2011, 15:07 Hong Kong Property: Nam Cheong Site Tender And Mortgage Tightening
The Nam Cheong station site tender was underwhelming, while Citi and BoComm are no longer interested in mortgage business for the time being.
China, Real Estate. 18 October, 2011, 17:50 Meanwhile, Trapped Wenzhou Bosses Are Liquidating Properties
While banks are further tightening their screw on home mortgages, trapped Wenzhou business owners are selling their properties in Shanghai and other places.