Laurie Lankester, Head of Residential at Jones Lang LaSalle Limited (JLL), gives us the low down on the Hong Kong property market and shares details of five fantastic homes for rent.
As expected, the latter end of the first quarter of 2019 started to pick up pace in the leasing market. Traditional seasonal activity has started as more new arrivals to Hong Kong begin their search for their first home in town prior to the summer months and school commencing in September.
With mid-year being a busy time for lease turnovers, renewal negotiations and local moves have also increased steadily in activity. We expect this busier period to last through the second quarter, if the market continues along the usual path for one of the busiest periods in the leasing market.
Property for Rent
Area: Mid-Levels West
Rent: HK$79,000 incl
Size: 1,270 sf
Property reference number: 37489
Updated date: 20-May-19
Hidden lofty Mid-Levels gem with a spacious living area, private balcony and new kitchen appliances that is newly renovated and within walking distance to the Mid-Levels escalator.
Sea view of Repulse Bay
Area: Chung Hom Kok
Rent: $230,000 incl.
Size: 3,138 sq. ft
Property reference number: 14749
Updated date: 14-Mar-19
Recently fully renovated and offering gorgeous views of Repulse Bay, this spacious, sought-after family home has four bedrooms plus a family room, separate living and dining areas, outdoor terraces, three bathrooms and a modern kitchen. Residents can step down from the private terrace to the swimming pool, which is heated and open all year.
Chic & comfy
Area: Shau Kei Wan
Rent: From $28,000 incl.
Size: 345 to 1,362 sq. ft
Bedrooms: Studio to 3
Bathrooms: 1 to 2
Property reference number: 59375
Updated date: 20-Feb-19
These brand new furnished apartments are sleekly designed and offer panoramic sea views. The location is handy too – just a five minute walk from Sai Wan Ho MTR Station.
Area: The Peak
Rent: $172,000 incl.
Size: 2,545 sq. ft
Property reference number: 39474
Updated date: 19-Jun-18
An ideal family home just a 10-minute drive from Central, this bright and roomy townhouse enjoys lovely mountain and Southside sea and island views. Huge terraces offer ideal outside entertaining and a wonderful space for children, complemented by a large open kitchen. Highly recommended viewing.
Rent: $220,000 incl.
Size: 3,382 sq. ft
Property reference number: 16352
Updated date: 13-May-18
This huge five-bedroom house has had a brand new, high-quality facelift. It boasts a large roof terrace with garden area and sea views, while facilities in the complex include a full clubhouse, swimming pool and gym.
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This article first appeared in the June/July 2019 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.