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Private home prices expected to rise this year after 2.5% gain in 2019

Private home prices expected to rise this year after 2.5% gain in 2019

Prices of private homes in Singapore are expected to rise by between 1 and 5 per cent this year, analysts say, after clocking a 2.5 per cent gain in 2 ...
Property 2020 — Few policy changes ahead but Sers, co-living to excite the market

Property 2020 — Few policy changes ahead but Sers, co-living to excite the market

2019 was a busy year for the Ministry of National Development, with several major announcements related to housing policies. Advertisement Analys ...
Singapore property market expected to hold steady in 2020

Singapore property market expected to hold steady in 2020

Singapore's property market has been nothing but resilient in 2019. In particular, the residential primary sales market stood out as demand strengt ...

S’pore private home prices rising faster than wages, affordability gap might widen: Experts

With private property prices increasing at a faster rate than wage growth, property experts are saying that the affordability gap for private homes co ...

Type of housing Singaporean parents own can impact children’s future economic status: NUS

A new research by the National University of Singapore (NUS) has found that the type of housing owned by Singaporean parents, along with the city-stat ...
Two quarters of rises in private home prices raise question of cooling measures

Two quarters of rises in private home prices raise question of cooling measures

Two straight quarters of increases in the overall private home price index of the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) have sparked a debate on whether ...
Did aggressive land bidding by Chinese developers push up Singapore property prices?

Did aggressive land bidding by Chinese developers push up Singapore property prices?

The market share of the Singapore residential property market sold by Chinese developers has surged since 2015, NUS Institute of Real Estate and Urban ...

A question of time: The great HDB lease decay debate

Old flats - once the storehouse of wealth for owners should their homes be chosen for en-bloc redevelopment - have become a source of anxiety for resi ...
A tale of one HDB flat across two generations

A tale of one HDB flat across two generations

The redevelopment of ageing properties is an important stage in the life cycle of urbanised cities with limited land supply. For a small country li ...
Singapore real estate will endure as popular asset class

Singapore real estate will endure as popular asset class

Singapore property is likely to retain its lustre as a preferred choice for long-term wealth creation due to the city-state's regional hub status, sol ...
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