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S’pore’s worst recession in 55 years — but why does the private property market not reflect that?

Singapore’s economy contracted 13.2 per cent year-on-year in the second quarter, leading the Government to downgrade its forecast for the country’s gross domestic product to shrink between 5 and 7 per cent, instead of between 4 and 7 per cent. This would be the nation’s worst recession since independence. It’s also not a pretty picture on the job front. A total of 11,350 people were laid off...

HDB upgraders likely to sustain strong condo sales: DBS

HDB upgraders recycling their flats into private homes will likely continue to buttress private residential projects, based on recent strong sales at the latter, notwithstanding the coronavirus pandemic. Sales volumes at private residential projects continued to be driven by Singaporeans as the key buyers, DBS Group Research wrote on Tuesday while dubbing the Singapore property market "a bed of...

Property cooling measures safeguard ‘well-being of Singaporeans’ amid economic crisis: Desmond Lee

Amid the economic crisis, property cooling measures are all the more necessary for the “well-being” of Singaporeans, by encouraging prudence and caution in their property purchases, National Development Minister Desmond Lee said on Wednesday (Sept 16). He made the comment in response to questions from PropNex chief executive Ismail Gafoor during a dialogue session at the PropNex Mid Year 2020...

August new home sales surge to 11-month high on pent-up demand

Pent-up demand continues to drive new home sales with 1,227 units sold in Singapore in August, an 11-month high with confident buyers pushing prices upwards amid worsening economic conditions and rising unemployment. The high number of transactions surprised some because it was also the Hungry Ghost month, but it got an extra lift from Forett At Bukit Timah, a freehold development that was launched on...

Singapore new home sales rise in July, up for third straight month

Private developers sold 1,080 new homes excluding executive condominiums (ECs) in July, a third straight month of growth. However, compared to July last year, private home sales volume fell 8.4 per cent from 1,179 units, according to data from the Urban Redevelopment Authority on Monday (Aug 17). On a month-on-month basis, July's sales marked an 8.2 per cent jump from the 998 units transacted in...

Singapore new home sales rise in July, up for third straight month

Private developers sold 1,080 new homes excluding executive condominiums (ECs) in July, a third straight month of growth. However, compared to July last year, private home sales volume fell 8.4 per cent from 1,179 units, according to data from the Urban Redevelopment Authority on Monday (Aug 17). On a month-on-month basis, July's sales marked an 8.2 per cent jump from the 998 units transacted in...

Covid-19 brings already slowing en bloc market to a halt

There has been no successful collective sale of residential sites in Singapore since the Covid-19 pandemic started, bringing the en bloc market, which has been slowing down since the July 2018 cooling measures, to a halt. Checks with property analysts showed that there have been six launches and only one deal closed in early January before the coronavirus outbreak hit Singapore’s shores. In...

Condo, HDB rents in July see first uptick since February but demand shows Covid-19 impact

It was a mixed picture for Singapore's rental housing market - while rents for HDB flats and private apartments saw their first monthly increase in four months in July, leasings fell as the novel coronavirus pandemic continued to impact travel and jobs. SRX Property data showed HDB rents rose 1.4 per cent in July from the previous month, a bigger rate of increase than the small 0.4 per cent rise for...

Perennial, Qingjian Realty sell 190 units at Forett At Bukit Timah condo

Property developers Qingjian Realty (South Pacific) Group and Perennial Real Estate Holdings have sold 30 per cent or 190 units of their 633-unit Forett At Bukit Timah condo project on Aug 8 during a virtual booking day event. Homebuyers who made a booking during the launch got their units at an average transacted price of S$1,880 per square foot, with interest balanced across unit types, both parties...

Private property prices edge up 0.3% in Q2: URA

Private home prices in Singapore in the second quarter edged up 0.3 per cent from the previous quarter, while transactions fell to its lowest in more than two years amid the COVID-19 pandemic, updated data from the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) showed on Friday (Jul 24). The private residential property price index increased to 152.6 points in the second quarter, up from 152.1 points in the first...

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