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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 ...

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 effec ...

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 esta ...

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 num ...
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