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.

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

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge officially opened—the rising potential of Tung Chung and Lantau

30 November 2018 - The much-anticipated Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge officially opened to traffic on 24th October—Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macau have now become even more connected. With shortened travelling time between the three cities, the bridge marks an important milestone in creating the “one-hour life circle” in the Greater Bay Area. The Hong
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Proptech leader OKAY.com expands amid market downturn in opening its latest co-working space in Causeway Bay

21 November 2018 - OKAY.com, Hong Kong’s leading tech-enabled property agency today announced the opening of its newest co-working style office in Causeway Bay.  This marks the third office for the proptech real estate agency, which already covers Hong Kong’s major residential districts via its online presence and mobile property agents. “We’re
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Hong Kong Property Market Corrections

15 November 2018 - The recent market sentiment is one of uncertainty with expectations of a correction. News of landlords slashing prices are reported almost daily and market analysts are speculating on the magnitude of a property market downturn. In general, a 5 to 15% decline is considered a technical correction (we’ve seen three in the last ei
By: Joshua Han Miller

Hong Kong’s Finest: 5 HK$100M+ Homes for the Super-Rich

12 November 2018 - While the ever-rocketing property prices have left most buyers frustrated and flustered, the ultra-luxury market continues to trend higher despite economic uncertainty, as Mainland billionaires flood in to secure a home in the city. Have you ever wondered what is it like to live in a HK$100M home? Here OKAY.com takes you to vie
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OKAY.com As Co-Host In PropTeq Asia 2018 Sharing Company Success

1 November 2018 - OKAY.com was honored to be invited to Co-Host for the PropTeq Asia 2018 event on 30th October 2018 in Cyberport. Our Business Development Director, Mr. Benny Hui shared his journey having been in 3 Proptech startups since 2012 including a Singapore real estate data company, a Hong Kong real estate marketplace and now a tech-empow
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Lee Tung Avenue - Revitalising Traditional Wan Chai

(Photo credit: car1.hk)30 October 2018 - Wan Chai is blessed with an impressive range of lifestyle options. Lee Tung Avenue, Pacific Place, the Starstreet Precinct and Ship Street, all abounding with dining options from gourmet cuisines to local street food. Among these neighbourhoods, Lee Tung Avenue is getting the most attention these days. Goin
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5 Reasons Why You’ll be Happier Living in Happy Valley

(Photo credit: Telegraph.co.uk)16 October 2018 - What is happiness? The answer may vary for everyone. But one thing we can all agree on is that having peace of mind does a world of good for us. For many people in Hong Kong, a trip outside the ever-busy city is the best way to unwind. But what if we tell you - you can do just that in Hong Kong? Liv
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“High Mortgage” Plans: A Double-Edged Sword?

5 October 2018 - At the time of writing this column, HSBC has just raised the prime rate for the first time in a decade, from 5% to 5.125%.  This was not unexpected, though officially signals that we’re at the end of a long cycle of cheap financing.  Facing the start of a new interest rate environment, should buyers choose high mortgage plans to
By: Joshua Han Miller

OKAY.com Consultant Matthieu Ober Promotes Goa Building on iCable

14 September 2018 - OKAY.com’s Consultant Matthieu Ober was featured on iCable’s Hong Kong property program “Property Outlook” (「樓盤傳真」) on 8 September 2018, where he showcased a recently sold apartment in Goa Building, Sai Ying Pun. This property was originally purchased in 2010 for HK$2.9M. The original landlord held the property for 8 years, d
By: Matthieu Ober