editor's note

Squarefoot - - EDITOR'S NOTE -

The end of September marked the end of Hong Kong's era of low interest rates. A response to the persisting Fed rate hikes happening Stateside, various banks have nevertheless not reached the estimated increase of 0.25%, with the majority only adjusting upwards by 0.125%. Its effects on the market are therefore not vast, and we gained insight into how these interest rate hikes might affect Hong Kong's property prices.

Heritage redevelopment is a buzzy phrase again since the regeneration of Central Market is now underway as part of the ‘Conserving Central' initiative. While the jury is still out as to whether the URA will honour public sentiment and preserve the market as a landscaped space to serve the masses instead of yet another retail area, we consulted heritage specialists and urban planners about what they would like to see in policies regarding heritage protection and renewal.

9月完結,同時亦是香港低息年代的完結。本地銀行未有如預期般加息1/4厘,大部分銀行只加了1/8厘利息,看來對樓市衝擊不大。我們今期與地產界專家,探討了利息對香港樓市走勢的影響。

我們經常留意到「活化古蹟」這個詞彙,或多或少是由於保育中環及其中環街市活化項目。市建局最終會聽從公眾意見,保留中環街市的原貌?或只是發展另一個購物中心?今期有古蹟專家及城市規劃師,發表他們對古蹟保育與翻新的真知灼見。

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