July 2023 recorded the most severe monthly decline in the overall price index this year, dropping by 1.1%. JLL anticipated that the home price growth year-to-date would be erased by the end of September. The residential mortgage loans in negative equity cases will likely exceed 10,000 by the end of this month.
Based on the 10 cities covered by Knight Frank's Prime Global Rental Index, global rental values rise 7.5% in the year to June. While this rate was down from the 8.2% seen in Q1, and lower still than the 12.2% growth reached in the first quarter of 2022.
Amongst Hong Kong projects completed in the first half of 2023, only 55% of units were sold as of the end of June 2023, lower than the average sell-through rate of 78% over the last five years, a sign of the slowdown of residential sales.
Based on new data by global property consultant Knight Frank, surging inflation and constant mortgage rate hikes in 2023 have hobbled many mainstream property markets, worldwide. While many property markets have borne the brunt of this pain, property sales volumes, not home prices, have been the greatest casualty to date.
According to JLL's Macau mid-year 2023 property market review, the reopening of borders in the early part of this year buoyed the retail leasing market significantly in Macau. However, the weakening global economy and mainland China's slowdown coupled with the interest rate hikes has affected the recovery of the local real estate market.
Posted on March 17, 2023