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Selling property in Hong Kong

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You’ve set your sights on a three-bedroom apartment on the Southside—perfect for your growing family. However, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to make the purchase without selling your current flat. But with the new baby on the way and your daughter about to start school, selling first could mean your family would have nowhere decent to stay during the transition. So, what do you do—buy, or sell first? We break down the pros and cons. Buying First Pros
Did you know that only 10% of prospective buyers can visualize a home looking any different than the way it looks when they walk in the door? According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) “2015 Profile of Home Staging”, 81% of their clients felt that staging helped them envision the property as their future home. Staging can also be compared to visual merchandising, a way of enticing buyers solely on presentation. Although staging services are nothin
Before embarking on your search for the ideal tenant, it is important to note your duties as a landlord under common law, namely that you (i) pay property tax and any other fees agreed upon in the tenancy agreement, (ii) ensure that the property is in a good condition and (iii) not affect your tenant’s reasonable enjoyment of the property by respecting their privacy. With these requirements met, you should also be aware of your tenant’s implied duties under the law. This will hel
Home staging is the practice of preparing a property for sale. It is a form of promotion that tries to distinguish a property from the sea of listings available to a prospective homebuyer or tenant. Home staging might seem simple, but one can spend a lot of time figuring out the best way to make one’s home look enticing - whether it be furnishing an apartment for viewings or sprucing up a property’s online profile on listing sites like OKAY.com. The concept of home stag