Category: Expert Corner

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Buying a home: Beat the crowd or wait it out?

In this column, Bernard Tong, managing director of The Edge Property, assesses the advantages of buying a new condo as soon as it is launched versus w ...

Makeshift patching will not fix defects of S’pore’s housing market

THE first part of this article ("Singapore property may be heading for long-term drop in value", BT, April 20) touched on three of the six "defects" i ...

Is your time running out to grab a property bargain?

While it is true that it is a fool’s errand to try to time the property market, you can certainly buy at a dip. In fact, that is what you are supposed ...
ECs: Gaining value over the long term

ECs: Gaining value over the long term

Demand for Executive Condominiums (EC) has slowed sharply in the past two years, following the introduction of cooling measures by the Government. Dem ...
Are ECs a better long-term investment than condos?

Are ECs a better long-term investment than condos?

Prices of executive condominiums (ECs) do catch up with private condos after the initial five-year minimum occupation period (MOP), and even more so w ...

Cooling measures unlikely to ease without big price drop: Analysts

For those holding out for a rollback of property curbs after an election victory by the People’s Action Party (PAP), the wait may be longer than antic ...

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, an ...
A patchwork quilt of rental yields

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 l ...

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, ...

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 co ...
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