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OKAY.com CEO Joshua Miller Featured on Mid-levels Magazine

8 August 2019 - In an interview with Mid-levels Magazine, OKAY.com CEO Joshua Miller shared his thoughts on rental trend in Hong Kong. here are some of the highlights: Rents in Hong Kong have continued to inch upwards this year, fueled by broadly positive sentiment in the overall markets (including the financial markets).  We did see a brief abat
By: Joshua Han Miller

Property owners should manage their expectations

13 December 2018 - According to the Rating and Valuation Department’s residential property price index, Hong Kong residential prices rose by 10% in the first seven months of this year before plateauing in August – the first month not to record an increase since March 2016. Since then, the overall property price index has fallen 3.7%, signalling a
By: Joshua Han Miller

暑假租樓小貼士

2018年8月9日 - 暑假為傳統租務旺季,不論家庭客、單身人士抑或大學生都喜於暑假尋覓租盤,加上大量前一年暑假承租的單位隨著一年死約結束再次浮現市面,導致每年暑假都出現價量齊升的局面。 校網區宜盡早落實 眾多租客中,最活躍的必然是家庭客,他們唯一的考慮是於不影響子女學業成績下搬家,而當中更有一定數目的家長首選四大校網區,因此校網區的租務在暑假是相當活躍的。無論屋苑新舊或面積大小的單位都相當受歡迎,縱使有一定數量的單位流出市面,仍然一閃即逝,而且租金更瞬間被抽高,亦不時出現搶租的情況。由於不愁租客,因此業主議價空間不大,如遇見心儀單位, 而價錢屬於合理水平應盡早落實。以灣仔為例,貴為傳統名校區的12校網,租盤可謂一盤難求,最近謝斐道就出現一個月租兩萬四千元的兩房荀盤,外望開揚海景,地理位
By: OKAY.com

Top 5 Tips for Negotiating Your Lease Terms in the Hong Kong Property Market

“How do I get the best rental for my new home?" This is a question my clients ask all the time. And it’s easy to see why:  Hong Kong property prices are staggering compared to other countries. With corporate packages disappearing, a dollar saved is a dollar earned. So, what do you do if you find a Hong Kong apartment for rent that you love, but i
By: Liza Boltz

Achieve Your Hong Kong Property Goals for 2018: Here’s How…

29 January 2018 - It may be one month into the new year, but it’s never too late to set goals. While you probably don’t need to be reminded to get fit, eat healthy, and spend more time with your family in the new year, you may need new year’s resolution ideas for your Hong Kong home. Here are some new year’s resolutions for tenants, first-time ho
By: OKAY.com

How to Find the Perfect Tenant to Rent Your Hong Kong Apartment

You’ve scoured the property market and invested in the perfect Hong Kong apartment to rent out—now you’ll just have to find the perfect tenant who will pay rent on time, remain reasonable and cooperative, and, hopefully, rent your property for as long as your property is on the rental housing market. While social media and forums are among the fi
By: OKAY.com

What You Should Do Before Renewing Your Lease Agreement

Lease renewal may seem like a straightforward process—talk to your landlord about your rent, sign an addendum, get it stamped—and you’re done. But, take a good look at your rental home: have the walls begun to peel? Is the air-conditioner radiating hot air? Does your sink leak? These may be issues you would like your landlord to address—but you’r
By: OKAY.com

OKAY, You’ve Got Questions

2 February 2017 - Liza Boltz, has recently partnered with American Women’s Association (AWA) as their property expert to answer women’s property related questions. As a member of AWA herself, she gladly rose to the occasion. As questions came pouring in for Boltz, AWA selected those that appeared most. Airbnb, rental properties, and the internet
By: Liza Boltz

Tips on Finding the Right Tenant

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 resp
By: OKAY.com

8 Things to Do To Make Moving Easier within HK

So, you’ve signed a tenancy agreement or finally made the leap onto HK’s lucrative property ladder. Moving dates are sorted and you are looking forward to creating new memories in your new house. But first… the daunting task of moving home must be attended to.  Moving is often said to be the third most stressful event in one’s life, behind the dea
By: OKAY.com