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Too much too soon? Hong Kong may be experiencing housing bubble

According to newly released figures, in April, the price of residential properties increased over 3% since March and climbed 7.11% above the level seen in April 2011, leaving some analysts wondering if the region might be experiencing a bubble.

By Guest blogger / July 11, 2012

This chart shows Hong Kong residential property prices, as tracked by monthly and annual percent change since 1997.

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Recently, the University of Hong Kong released their Hong Kong Residential Real Estate Series (HKU-REIS) indicating that, in April, the price of residential properties increased a notable 3.23% since March and climbed 7.11% above the level seen in April 2011.

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'SoldAtTheTop' is not a pessimist by nature but a true skeptic and realist who prefers solid and sustained evidence of fundamental economic recovery to 'Goldilocks,' 'Green Shoots,' 'Mustard Seeds,' and wholesale speculation.

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It appears that after a notable pullback in late-2011 prices are totally soaring with all measures rising notably 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.

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