Category: Expert Corner

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COVs: Consigned to history?

On Monday, a piece of Singapore’s public housing story was consigned to the annals of history after National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan said i ...

REITs: Good or bad?

As small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) struggle with labour tightening in the push for improved productivity, they are also being squeezed by la ...

Interest rate uncertainty hits private housing

It must be a developer’s worst nightmare to flip open the newspapers and read the bold headlines screaming that new home sales have plunged to their l ...

Are 60-year leasehold residences here to stay?

We are reminded regularly that one in five Singaporeans will be over the age of 65 come 2030. Immigration policies and the mix of new Singaporeans can ...

Property sector may face stronger headwinds in 2014, say analysts

Singapore's property sector, which has benefited from rising home prices and loose monetary policy in recent years, could face stronger headwinds in 2 ...

Investors to return as Fed tapers

Now that the United States Federal Reserve has announced its long-awaited tapering of its stimulus, the 800-pound gorilla is removed and investors wil ...

Sale of adjacent sites doesn’t moderate prices

It was no surprise that some developers tried to secure adjacent private housing plots in two Government Land Sales tenders that closed simultaneously ...

Buyers are back in droves

Developers and their marketing agents for recent property launches must have heaved a sigh of relief as investors returned in droves to the private ho ...

URA’s plans for three prime areas ‘make economic sense’

The move to set aside three prime areas for private housing development under the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s (URA) Master Plan makes economic sen ...

Freehold not always better than leasehold

Apart from location, the next most important question on a home buyer’s mind is probably the tenure of the property. There are generally two types ...
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