A Mansion in Hong Kong’s Exclusive Peak Neighbourhood Poised to Set a Price Record
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A Mansion in Hong Kong’s Exclusive Peak Neighbourhood Poised to Set a Price Record

Tue, Mar 28, 2023 8:18amGrey Clock 2 min

A new mansion in an exclusive Hong Kong neighbourhood known as The Peak is said to have an offer for HK$1.2 billion (US$153 million) from a mainland Chinese buyer. If the deal goes through, the sale will translate to HK$255,000 per square foot, a record for a residential property in Asia.

The mansion, located on Barker Road, the same street as Alibaba founder Jack Ma’s HK$1.5 billion mansion, has 4,700 square feet of living space across four levels and features sweeping views of Victoria Harbour and city skylines, according to Chinese-language daily Hong Kong Economic Times (HKET).

The mansion was built on the site of a Grade II-listed, Spanish-style villa, known as Villa Blanca. The villa was owned by Hong Kong businessman Haking Wong, most famous for his commercial optical products, for nearly two decades from 1978 to 1998.

CSI Properties acquired the villa in 2011 for HK$200 million, and paid another HK$103.2 million four years later to expand the site, according to the public filings.

The developer began marketing the mansion earlier this year. A buyer from mainland China has offered HK$1.2 billion and the deal is expected to close soon, HKET reported, citing market sources.

CSI Properties did not immediately respond to a request for comment, and Mansion Global could not independently confirm details about the potential buyer or sale.

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The current unit price record for a residential property in Asia was set in 2021, when an apartment at a development called Mount Nicholson sold for HK$140,800 per square foot, or a total of HK$639.8 million.

Hong Kong, where prime properties on average cost more than HK$34,700 per square foot, was ranked as the world’s second most expensive market following Monaco, according to a recent report by Knight Frank.

Bloomberg was the first global media to report the sale.

This article originally appeared in Mansion Global.


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Ray White’s chief economist outlines her predictions for housing market trends in 2024

By Bronwyn Allen
Tue, Nov 28, 2023 2 min

Ray White’s chief economist, Nerida Conisbee says property price growth will continue next year and mortgage holders will need to “survive until 2025” amid expectations of higher interest rates for longer.

Ms Conisbee said strong population growth and a housing supply shortage combatted the impact of rising interest rates in 2023, leading to unusually strong price growth during a rate hiking cycle. The latest CoreLogic data shows home values have increased by more than 10 percent in the year to date in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth. Among the regional markets, price growth has been strongest in regional South Australia with 8.6 percent growth and regional Queensland at 6.9 percent growth.

“As interest rates head close to peak, it is expected that price growth will continue. At this point, housing supply remains extremely low and many people that would be new home buyers are being pushed into the established market,” Ms Conisbee said. “Big jumps in rents are pushing more first home buyers into the market and population growth is continuing to be strong.”

Ms Conisbee said interest rates will be higher for longer due to sticky inflation. “… we are unlikely to see a rate cut until late 2024 or early 2025. This means mortgage holders need to survive until 2025, paying far more on their home loans than they did two years ago.”

Buyers in coastal areas currently have a window of opportunity to take advantage of softer prices, Ms Conisbee said. “Look out for beach house bargains over summer but you need to move quick. In many beachside holiday destinations, we saw a sharp rise in properties for sale and a corresponding fall in prices. This was driven by many pandemic driven holiday home purchases coming back on to the market.”

3 key housing market trends for 2024

Here are three of Ms Conisbee’s predictions for the key housing market trends of 2024.

Luxury apartment market to soar

Ms Conisbee said the types of apartments being built have changed dramatically amid more people choosing to live in apartments longer-term and Australia’s ageing population downsizing. “Demand is increasing for much larger, higher quality, more expensive developments. This has resulted in the most expensive apartments in Australia seeing price increases more than double those of an average priced apartment. This year, fewer apartments being built, growing population and a desire to live in some of Australia’s most sought-after inner urban areas will lead to a boom in luxury apartment demand.”

Homes to become even greener

The rising costs of energy and the health impacts of heat are two new factors driving interest in green homes, Ms Conisbee said. “Having a greener home utilising solar and batteries makes it cheaper to run air conditioning, heaters and pool pumps. We are heading into a particularly hot summer and having homes that are difficult to cool down makes them far more dangerous for the elderly and very young.”

More people living alone

For some time now, long-term social changes such as delayed marriage and an ageing population have led to more people living alone. However, Ms Conisbee points out that the pandemic also showed that many people prefer to live alone for lifestyle reasons. “Shorter term, the pandemic has shown that given the chance, many people prefer to live alone with a record increase in single-person households during the time. This trend may influence housing preferences, with a potential rise in demand for smaller dwellings and properties catering to individuals rather than traditional family units.”


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