Monday, February 13, 2012

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

Today, the University of Hong Kong released their Hong Kong Residential Real Estate Series (HKU-REIS) indicating that, in December, the price of residential properties declined a notable 3.82% since November but still remained 7.87% above the level seen in December 2010.

It appears that after a stunning run of monthly increases that saw prices climb dramatically, prices are beginning to show a notable pullback with all 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.