Tag Archives: Overseas Property

Retail investors more cautious about overseas property deals

Two recent charges against local real estate firms promoting overseas residential investments have put the spotlight back on such risky purchases. A financial penalty was imposed on property agency Square Yards last month after it failed to to provide a … Continue reading

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Singapore-based investors put in S$3.8b in overseas real estate in Q3: DTZ

Singapore-based investors put in at least S$3.8 billion in overseas real estate markets despite a weaker global economy in Q3, according to data compiled by DTZ (SEA) Research. Of this, more than S$1.8 billion was invested in Australia and S$1.2 … Continue reading

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New guidelines for overseas property ads from mid-August

From mid-August, enhanced guidelines on advertisements for property investment advertisements will take effect. The new guidelines for all media platforms aim to eliminate advertising claims that are speculative, misleading, or cannot be substantiated, said Advertising Standards Authority of Singapore. Singaporeans … Continue reading

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Beware of risks of property oversupply overseas: Lawrence Wong

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has warned about the potential risks of property oversupply overseas. Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong said this in Parliament on Monday (May 11) in response to a question by MP Lee … Continue reading

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Guidelines for foreign property ads by year-end

Some were lured into buying an overseas property with promises of high returns but have since lost contact with the property investment company. One buyer had believed that his property was sited in a prime area but found out later … Continue reading

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Investing in foreign property can be risky, warns CASE

Investing in an unfamiliar foreign market holds high risks, such as foreign currency fluctuations, property market trends, sovereign risks and interest rate risks, warned the Consumers Association of Singapore (CASE) in a media release on Monday (May 4). The association … Continue reading

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Singapore remains Asia’s biggest investor in overseas property

Overseas investments by Singapore-based property investors rose to US$11.9 billion last year from US$9.4 billion in 2013, according to estimates by CBRE, making the city-state Asia’s largest source of outbound real estate investments for a second year. CBRE, a real … Continue reading

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Do your homework before buying overseas property: Experts

A strengthening Singapore dollar against regional currencies has made overseas properties more attractive for local investors. However, due to the year-end holiday season, market watchers said the full impact will not be seen until the new year. For now, popular … Continue reading

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Cheap money fuels hunger for overseas property

Commercial real estate has long had a place in the portfolios of wealthy investors, who see it as a useful diversification away from residential property and the more volatile assets such as stocks or bonds. But lately, the trend has … Continue reading

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Boom in overseas property sales

Singaporean property investors are already looking overseas in ever larger numbers after the introduction of the most recent attempts to cool the local market earlier this month. Developers and agents reported raised levels of interest and strong sales at the … Continue reading

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