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12 June 2020 - Many people's homes in Hong Kong are old not well decorated and show signs of peeling paint. And, the reason for not making improvements is often not a lack of money or living circumstances, but rather it’s because there is just no time to take care of the property.In fact, this problem is not unique to Hong Kong. The concept of ‘de
27 May 2020 The right fit Given the current Covid-19 pandemic scenario, it’s no wonder that people in Hong Kong have turned to buying pets to help them find trusted friendship and companionship to see them through the current extended sequestration period. In fact, Hong Kong has seen a dramatic increase in pet ownership over the past 15 years. Acc
12 May 2020 - They say that the first casualty of war is the truth. Today with the current full throttle global war on the corona virus underway, predictions of future events often seem to be negatively overblown and exaggerated.Take for example New York’s Governor Anthony Cuomo in the US who initially said his state needed 30,000 respirators to h
15 April 2020The Signs of Market OptimismSeems like the drumbeat of bad news will never end with the coronavirus taking centerstage in everyone’s lives here in Hong Kong and around the world. This, coming on the heels of last year’s widespread social unrest throughout the Territory, is sure to completely decimate the local real estate market in 20
12 March 2020 - Amidst the black-swan emergence of the coronavirus, rather than simply state my own views about the potential impact on property prices, I want to also summarize what various real estate experts across different parts of the industry are saying. Here’s a range of recent comments from real estate professionals, followed by my own v
12 March 2020 - Property cooling duty measures to remainMany in Hong Kong recently waited with great anticipation to learn the details of the 2020 Budget Address delivered by Finance Chief Paul Chan, especially as it would relate to measures affecting the real estate market. Ultimately, policy-wise nothing of breath-taking significance was present
13 February 2020 - OKAY.com’s agent Tommy Kwan is featured on Cable TV’s Hong Kong property program “Property Outlook” (「樓盤傳真」) on 25 January 2020, where he showcased an apartment in Shek O Village, Shek O.
12 February 2020 - Given the recent popularity of several reality TV programmes about how to purchase, renovate and flip homes for a profit, many people have been inspired to do the same here in Hong Kong. While it looks relatively easy to do during an hour-long TV show, there is a veritable minefield of problems that can arise, and decisions to b
7 February 2020 - Local housing prices have seen dramatic rises for many years now and show little indication of cooling off. This is, of course, bad news for potential buyers but fantastic for homeowners looking to cash in on some of their investments early. While banks have been slashing their cash rebates, mortgage refinancing is still a viabl
15 January 2020 - As we look forward to ushering in the Chinese New Year later this month, we thought it would be a good opportunity to examine the ancient Chinese practice of feng shui. Rooted in practicality, feng shui influences many Hong Kong property owners in how they design or decorate a home. For others, it’s an important consideration f