Timing needed before relaxing mortgage curbs

He said the government is waiting for the right timing to relax the mortgage curbs but it remains prudent. People with inadequate financial ability will be worst affected if Hong Kong's property market experiences price corrections, he added. The ratio of ... ( read original story ...)

Hong Kong home prices reach double 1997 level and stocks rally

HONG KONG — Here’s a scary statistic ... remarks made on Monday to legislators by Financial Secretary Paul Chan, who noted the ratio of mortgage payments to median household income hit 68% in the third quarter, compared with a 45% average between ... ( read original story ...)

Residential mortgage survey results for November 2017

The following is issued on behalf of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority: The Hong Kong Monetary Authority announced the results of the residential mortgage survey for November 2017 today (December 29). The number of mortgage applications in November ... ( read original story ...)

In mortgage fraud frenzy, China’s banks face a hidden danger

Mortgage fraud need not be as elaborate as the deal between Zhu and Lei. Simple bribery can also be effective. A Hong Kong property investor surnamed Fu, who declined to give his full name because he was admitting criminal behavior, told Reuters that ... ( read original story ...)

Hong Kong property deals up 15% in 2017 despite clampdown

HONG KONG -- The Hong Kong property market seems untameable. Already among the most expensive in the world, Hong Kong properties continued to see strong demand in 2017 despite cooling measures implemented by the government. In 2017, property transactions ... ( read original story ...)