Property News & Insights

Explore OKAY.com’s latest property news and trends across the Hong Kong, China and Global property markets. With expert commentary and opinion, we keep you up to date on property happenings both near and far.

How Can Transferring a Property to a Relative Save Taxes in Hong Kong?

20 September 2019 - While Hong Kong's property market has certainly been affected by the recent uncertainties (both local and the broader trade war), the effect has not been as significant as some reports suggest.  August residential sales volumes were down 15% from July, 15% below August 2018 levels, and actually 60% higher than average monthly t
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5 Reasons why People are Moving to Quarry Bay and Taikoo Shing

6 September 2019 - When people think about Hong Kong Island, they often think of luxury districts such as the Mid-Levels, the Peak and Southside.  However, there are out-of-the-box options that are more affordable (and may be more convenient if your office is East of Central).  Specifically, Quarry Bay and Taikoo Shing have emerged as vibrant neig
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5 Top HK Districts for Families with Young Children

30 August 2019 - With the end of summer holiday already here, it’s time for children to start a brand new semester and for parents of preschoolers (starting school next year) to make some serious decisions in choosing primary schools for their young children. Apart from shortlisting the best schools and preparing children for admission interviews,
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Does the Fed's Recent Interest Rate Cut Affect Hong Kong’s Property Market?

By Joshua Han Miller 26 August 2019 - On July 31, the US Federal Reserve cut interest rates for the first time in more than a decade, citing muted inflation, concerns about the global growth and trade uncertainty. Given we have already been in a (very) low interest rate environment for a decade (since the 2008 GFC), will this rate cut affect the H
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Six Qualities That Make an Outstanding Property Agent

16 August 2019 - “Home is where the heart is”, and where one feels completely at ease and safe; home is where one can relax after a long day at work, a sanctuary much needed for you to restore the important balance between work and life. The first crucial step to own a dream home, whether through buying or renting, for yourself or for your family
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OKAY.com Tommy Kwan Promote Marina South on Cable TV

12 August 2019 - OKAY.com’s agent Tommy Kwan is featured on Cable TV’s Hong Kong property program “Property Outlook” (「樓盤傳真」) on 3 August 2019, where he showcased an apartment in Marina South, Aberdeen.
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Home sweet home: 5 reasons why Sheung Wan makes the perfect home

9 August 2019 - Sheung Wan, located in the Central and Western District on Hong Kong Island, is one of the city’s oldest communities. During the colonial period, Sheung Wan was one of the first areas where Chines people were allowed to build houses and form their own communities and to date, the area maintains its unique culture where east meets w
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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
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Should People in Hong Kong be Investing in Property Amidst the Protests?

2 August 2019 - The question of timing in terms of investing in real estate is always worth asking, though the answer is often elusive.  This is especially true in times of uncertainty – like the one Hong Kong is facing now.   The recent turmoil in Hong Kong – first sparked by political concerns and now developing into broader disruption – is dif
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Discovery Bay – An Ever-Popular Choice for Home Buyers

2 September 2019 - Discovery Bay is undeniably a unique residential community in Hong Kong. Located on the northeast coast of Lantau Island, it is surrounded by mountain ranges and has a 400-metre long man-made beach, giving residents easy access to beautiful hikes and plenty of fun in the sand. Residents enjoy a sense of charm, comfort and tranqu
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