Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Hong Kong Bubble?: Hong Kong Residential Property Prices July 2011

Today, the University of Hong Kong released their Hong Kong Residential Real Estate Series (HKU-REIS) indicating that, in July, the price of residential properties declined 0.65% since June but climbed 25.97% above the level seen in July 2010.

It appears that after a stunning run of monthly increases that saw prices increase dramatically, prices are beginning to show a pullback of sorts with the most measures declining on the month while the Island component showed the largest monthly pullback since 2008.

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.