Category: Expert Corner

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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 ...

Developer sentiment weak, but turnaround expected

As expected, the recently-released Real Estate Sentiment Index weakened in the third quarter. This is not surprising at all, considering that devel ...

Low interest rates for decades?

Surprised by the strength in September new private home sales, some market watchers were hard pressed to explain the size of the rebound, especially a ...

Don’t blame it all on TDSR

Judging by the regularity with which property analysts have blamed the Total Debt Servicing Ratio (TDSR) framework for the recent less-than-bullish pr ...

ECs within easier reach than resale five-room flats?

Details of new Housing and Development Board (HDB) schemes to help lower- and lower-middle-income Singaporean families own their homes were unveiled o ...

Seller’s Stamp Duty — a double-edged sword?

The Government first introduced a Seller’s Stamp Duty (SSD) in February 2010 on all residential properties to cool the housing market that was rebound ...
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