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Govt should relax other property cooling measures if borrowing caps become permanent: Observers

The Total Debt Servicing Ratio (TDSR) framework, which took effect on Jun 29, 2013, has been blamed for the slowdown in the private housing market, and the steady drop in prices over the past six quarters. For the whole of … Continue reading

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A patchwork quilt of rental yields

In an era of cooling measures and loan curbs, sales transactions in the Singapore property market continue to languish. The action is in rentals, at least in terms of the number of deals. SRX Property data shows that rental deals … Continue reading

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Jurong East and current CBD likely to complement each other: Analysts

Great Eastern Life will be moving to Westgate Tower in Jurong East. It is among several firms, including German automaker Daimler and CPG Corporation, shifting to the west. Already, Jurong East is seeing a major transformation – with several shopping … Continue reading

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Jurong property prices up after High Speed Rail announcement

Property prices in Jurong are projected to increase by up to 5 per cent once construction of the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur High Speed Rail terminus is completed. In fact, some agents said prices are already up 1 per cent, just a … Continue reading

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Private home prices at a new equilibrium

Private property market prices in Singapore may be levelling off at a new support level after five years of cooling measures that have been very effective at stalling the market. However, it appears the effectiveness of the measures has levelled … Continue reading

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The property cost of being a shopaholic

As the old adage goes, there are three things that matter in real estate: Location, location and location. This saying is spot on, as any real estate agent, developer, property investor or urban planner will tell you. Location, not the … Continue reading

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Lease Buyback Scheme: Keep it simple

While the majority of Singaporeans own their homes, quite a number of them, especially among the retirees, are asset-rich but cash-poor. And their numbers are growing with our rapidly ageing population. Unless these retirees have other sources of income or … Continue reading

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Tidal wave of property supply hits S’pore

Investors should sell their residential investments in Singapore. The property market, which has been gradually declining, does not need any new action to tip it over. Just the sheer number of new homes being supplied both in Singapore and Iskandar … Continue reading

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No shortage of space in Singapore

Contrary to common perception, Singapore is not short of space. Across the spectrum from residential to commercial and industrial property, the volume of vacant space is turning out to be a blessing for tenants, who now have much better bargaining … Continue reading

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Renting may be better option when aiming for a school

Parents looking for a home near a school of their choice so that their children may stand a better chance of acceptance need not buy in the neighbourhood as it may sometimes be better to rent the property. By the … Continue reading

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