Monday, October 17, 2011

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

Today, the University of Hong Kong released their Hong Kong Residential Real Estate Series (HKU-REIS) indicating that, in August, the price of residential properties declined 0.30% since July but climbed 20.4% above the level seen in August 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.

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.