Residential Real Estate

Singapore court imposes hefty fines for Airbnb rentals

Apr 4, 2018

A court in Singapore has fined two men for breaching laws banning short-term rentals by renting out condominium units through online services such as Airbnb, Craigslist and HomeAway

Evictees from SKorea's 1st Olympics recall harsh clearings

Mar 9, 2018

When South Korea previously held the Olympics in 1988, some 150 other poor urban residents spent months that year hiding in huge graves of their own making

2 Singapore Airbnb hosts plead guilty to illegal rentals

Feb 27, 2018

Two men have pleaded guilty to using platforms including Airbnb to rent out condominium units for less than six months in Singapore, where short-term rentals are illegal

House fire in southern Beijing suburb kills 19, injures 8

Nov 19, 2017

A fire at a 2-story building advertising low-cost rental apartments in a southern Beijing suburb has killed 19 people and injured eight others.

Birkin bag sells for record $380,000 at Hong Kong auction

May 31, 2017

Christie's says luxury handbag sells for $380,000 in Hong Kong, shattering world auction record

Unfettered online hate speech fuels Islamophobia in China

Apr 10, 2017

Homeowners in a central Chinese city were so opposed to the planned construction of a mosque in their neighborhood that they buried a severed pig's head on the building site in protest

Ex-Hong Kong leader gets 20 months in jail for misconduct

Feb 22, 2017

A former leader of Hong Kong was sentenced Wednesday to 20 months in prison for misconduct after failing to disclose plans to rent a luxury apartment for his retirement from a businessman applying for a broadcasting license