Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Hong Kong Bubble?: Hong Kong Residential Property Prices September 2013

The latest release of the University of Hong Kong's Hong Kong Residential Real Estate Series (HKU-REIS) indicating that, in September, the price of residential properties declined 1.40% since August but rose 12.11% above the level seen in September 2012.

With the prior late-90s era peak having been bested handily by the latest price run up, it will be interesting to see how long this period of house price inflation can run.

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.