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Secondary sales fall over weekend

Property agency recorded 14 secondary transactions at 10 blue-chip housing estates over the past weekend, down by 33 percent week-on-week.

With developers launching new projects as the pandemic shows signs of easing, buyers are shifting their focus to the primary market, agent said.

In Kwun Tong, a 517-sq-ft flat at Laguna City changed hands for HK$7.6 million, or HK$14,700 per sq ft, after HK$400,000 or 5 percent was cut from the original asking price while in Hung Hom, an 853-sq-ft flat at Whampoa Garden sold for HK$14.68 million, or HK$17,210 per sq ft, after HK$1.32 million was slashed from the asking price.

And in Tin Shui Wai, a 635-sq-ft flat at Kingswood Villas fetched HK$6.38 million, or HK$10,047 per sq ft, after HK$610,000 was slashed from the asking price.

In the primary market, Sun Hung Kai Properties (0016) released 45 flats in the second price list of Wetland Seasons Park phase 3 in Tin Shui Wai at an average HK$13,613 per sq ft after discounts, about 5 percent higher than the first batch.

The cheapest flat in the list costs HK$5.19 million.

In Tuen Mun, Empire Group and Hong Kong Ferry (0050) sold a 406-sq-ft flat at Seacoast Royale for HK$6.6 million, or HK$16,273 per sq ft.

In Aberdeen, K Wah International (0173) sold a 2,747-sq-ft luxury house at Marinella development for HK$137.8 million, or HK$50,164 per sq ft.

In the rentals market, a 254-sq-ft flat at Tak Bo Garden in Ngau Tau Kok was rented for HK$9,200 per month, or HK$36 per sq ft, after HK$1,800 was cut from the initial asking rent. The landlord , who bought the flat for HK$2.6 million in 2013, will earn a rental yield of 4.2 percent per annum.

(The Standard)

 

中環甲廈租跌 律師樓紛遷入升級

置地兩廈呎租110130 高位回落逾1

疫情下商廈需求急降,中環甲廈租金下跌,吸引區內個別律師樓搬遷升級。置地旗下兩中環甲廈,近日錄得律師樓租用,呎租約110至130元,較高峰期跌逾1成。

整體中環商廈租務淡靜,而近日錄得零星成交,均屬區內租客搬遷。市場消息指,置地旗下中環歷山大廈錄得租務成交,涉及中高層1層半樓面,面積約1.4萬平方呎,成交呎租約110元。據悉,該廈本年初呎租水平近130元,如今較高峰期下跌約15%。

據了解,新租客為律師樓,目前租用同區皇后大道中9號全層以及部分樓層單位,合共約1.5萬平方呎,而目前該廈呎租水平約70至80元,而由於屬散業權物業,質素較次,樓面實用率亦較低;故是次趁租金回落,轉租歷山大廈,實用率較高及地點更佳,租金開支亦沒有大幅增加。

另一宗新租務亦屬置地旗下物業,涉及告羅士打大廈高層單位,面積約9,000平方呎,成交呎租約130元。該廈基座正為中環指標商場置地廣場,故屬同區極優質甲廈,如今成交租金水平亦較高位平逾1成。消息指,新租客為美資律師樓,目前租用中環香港會所大廈單位,即將約滿,趁指標商廈租金回落,如今轉租。

疫情下環球商業活動大受打擊,令核心區租務活動淡靜。有代理統計指,7月整體甲級寫字樓市場新租賃成交按月下跌14%,連續12個月錄得負吸納量,涉及面積達27.71萬平方呎。中環寫字樓市場單月錄得2.92萬平方呎的負吸納量,空置率升至5.7%。

中環寫字樓 空置率升至5.7%

商業活動未恢復,令外資、中資機構少有新租中區甲廈單位,需求急降,同時個別租客遷出,令租金明顯下挫。

因中環仍是金融及專業服務業集中地,最優質商廈租金回落吸引同區租客搬遷。同時間,近年亦有律師行遷出中環,搬至港島東,如近日一間原租用香港會所大廈的律師樓,轉租太古坊濠豐大廈1.1萬平方呎樓面,呎租約50元,可節省一半以上租金。

(經濟日報)

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