Hong Kong housing prices up 5 percent in a month(Read article summary)
The price of Hong Kong residential properties in March was 25 percent higher than a year ago. Could it be – a bubble?
Today, the University of Hong Kong released their Hong Kong Residential Real Estate Series (HKU-REIS) indicating that, in March, the price of residential properties increased a whopping 4.54% since February climbing 25.46% above the level seen in March 2010.
The “Hong Kong Island” index, “Kowloon” and “New Territories” sub-components also showed stunning monthly and annual increases with the "Hong Kong Island" series indicated that prices have now far outpaced the prior 1997 peak.
The HKU-REIS is a set of property price indices constructed monthly using a “modified” repeat-sale methodology similar to that of the S&P/Case-Shiller indices yet suited to the Hong Kong property market.
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