Category: Expert Corner

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Woodlands Regional Centre promising for housing prices

Last week, a commercial site in Woodlands attracted strong interest from developers, including some of the biggest names in the business. Yesterday, t ...

Computer-generated value: Does it help or mislead?

The Housing and Development Board (HDB) last month revised its resale flat policy to require buyers to sign the option to purchase before getting a va ...

Buyers’ market? More like nobody’s market

Newly-released government flash estimates for housing prices in the first three months of the year show that they have continued their downward trend. ...

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 ...
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