Category Archives: Market Reports

Residential en bloc market poised to pick up: Analysts

The residential collective sales market is poised to pick up this year, with analysts citing the limited supply of private housing sites at state tenders and strong demand for land by developers as key factors. A collective sale, also known … Continue reading

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Private home prices decline for 14th straight quarter

Private home prices in Singapore continued their decline in the first quarter of this year – the 14th straight quarter of contraction, according to flash estimates released by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) on Monday (Apr 3). The private residential … Continue reading

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New private home sales more than doubled in February

Demand for new private homes more than doubled in February, with 977 units sold by developers compared with the 382 units sold in January, according to figures by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) on Wednesday (Mar 15). Compared to figures … Continue reading

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Tweaks to some property cooling measures will not have significant impact: Analysts

The Government’s tweaks to some residential property cooling measures on Friday (Mar 10) are a timely move, but observers said these adjustments are unlikely to have a significant impact on the local property market. Even as the announcements marked the … Continue reading

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Seller’s stamp duties cut as Government eases some property cooling measures

Home owners will only have to wait three years before selling their properties to avoid paying seller’s stamp duties (SSD), down from four years currently, under several adjustments made to property cooling measures. With effect from Saturday (Mar 11), those … Continue reading

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Singapore property still a top draw for Asia’s ultra-rich

SINGAPORE’s property market remains high on the agenda of Asia’s ultra-rich, notwithstanding the cooling measures still in place. Its commercial properties are a top consideration for Asian ultra high net worth individuals (UHNWIs) keen on this asset class, moderately ahead … Continue reading

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Developers in Singapore off to good start in housing sales

DEVELOPERS got off to a good start in housing sales this year, based on the latest government numbers, and industry players are sanguine this will set the tone for the rest of the year as well. Urban Redevelopment Authority data … Continue reading

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Singapore property curbs set to stay in ’17, CapitaLand CEO says

ingapore’s residential property curbs are set to stay in place for at least another year amid signs the city’s housing market is stabilising, the chief executive officer of South-east Asia’s biggest developer said. “We see volume picking up and the … Continue reading

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Singapore condo rents rise 1.3%, HDB flat rents ease 0.6% in January

RENTALS for non-landed private homes in Singapore rose in January 2017 over December 2016 amid an increase in leasing volume, while rents and leasing volume of Housing & Development Board (HDB) flats headed south over the same period. According to … Continue reading

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Developers’ private-home sales rise to 381 units in January

DEVELOPERS in Singapore sold 381 private homes in January 2017, up from the 367 private homes in December 2016 and 324 units in January 2016. These figures exclude executive condominiums (ECs). Including ECs, which are a public-private housing hybrid, developers … Continue reading

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