Property Investment

Maximizing Your Investment: A Guide to Entering the Singapore Property Market

The Singapore property market is known for its stability and consistent growth over the years, making it a popular destination for both local and foreign property investors. However, timing is everything when it comes to property investment, and understanding the current market conditions and government policies is crucial for making informed investment decisions. When it comes to property investment,...

Greater Southern Waterfront: Investing in Singapore’s Next Frontier

The Greater Southern Waterfront (GSW) is a new and exciting development in Singapore that offers a wide range of opportunities for both residents and investors. Spanning over 30 kilometers of prime waterfront land, the GSW is set to transform the southern part of the island into a vibrant and diverse destination for living, working, and leisure. The GSW is part of the government's plans to create a...

Investment Opportunities in Singapore’s Integrated Developments: Is it worth the price?

An integrated development is a large-scale mixed-use project that combines residential, commercial and public spaces in a cohesive and convenient community. These types of developments often include high-rise apartments or condos, shopping centers, office buildings, and public spaces such as parks and plazas that are seamlessly connected to transportation and other amenities. These integrated developments...

En Bloc in Singapore: A Smart Investment Decision or a Risky Move?

En bloc, a term derived from the French word "en bloc", meaning "all together", refers to the process of selling a group of properties as a single unit, rather than selling them individually. In Singapore, en bloc (or also know as collective sales) has become an increasingly popular way for property owners to sell their aged homes and for developers to acquire land for development. The government of...

Foreign buyers, family offices and funds hold up demand for shophouses

Following a significant surge in purchasing activity at the end of last year, continued interest from overseas purchasers, family offices, and institutional investors has maintained demand for shophouses in the first quarter of 2021. 51 transactions totaling S$328.3 million were registered in the first quarter of this year, as per data gathered on April 6. Despite the fact that this is less than the...

Retirement savings may best real estate returns in Singapore

In property-crazed Singapore, owning real estate isn't always the high-yielding investment you might think. The rate of return for private apartments in the city-state has slipped since 2011, when measures to cool the market were introduced by the government. In fact, some units now have a lower yield than Singapore's national pension plan, the Central Provident Fund (CPF), which has a minimum fixed...

Colliers forecasts Singapore property investment sales to cross S$31b in 2020

Singapore property investment sales could increase by 6 per cent to S$31.3 billion in 2020 from S$29.5 billion in 2019, real estate services firm Colliers International said in its latest report. Investment sales volumes fell 12.7 per cent last year "largely due to the pullback in the residential property sector as cooling measures continued to bite", said Colliers. The commercial property sector led...

Property investment volume ‘respectable’ despite 31.8% drop in 2019: CBRE

Singapore's total real estate investment volume fell 31.8 per cent to S$22.83 billion as at Dec 13, the lowest volume since 2016, according to CBRE on Thursday. This was due to a slower collective sales market this year compared with a year ago. The previous year saw a few large collective sale sites being transacted, along with the award of two Government Land Sale (GLS) sites worth over a billion...

Record M&A in Singapore property managers as investors pile in

Underpinned by a global hunt for yield, Singapore's real estate investment trusts are having a bumper year in deal-making as well as fundraising. The mantra that bigger is better will continue to drive capital market activity in the sector, analysts say. Singapore-listed Reits have forked out US$16.9 billion to purchase assets this year, already triple the previous peak reached in 2014. The sector has...

Singapore’s Q3 property investment sales surge to S$16.7b: Cushman & Wakefield

Real estate investment sales in the third quarter more than doubled to S$16.74 billion from S$6.7 billion in the previous quarter, on the back of a commercial sector surge from big ticket office transactions. This was also 49 per cent higher than the volume of the first and second quarter combined, said a Cushman & Wakefield report on Monday. The commercial sector led sales volumes with S$6.27...

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