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Possible revival of en bloc market in 2021 as developers look to replenish land banks: Analysts

The muted collective sales market could see a revival in the second half of next year, as developers turn to the private residential scene to feed a growing appetite for land, according to property analysts. This comes as the property market has remained resilient in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and consequent economic uncertainty, said analysts. Just two en bloc deals totalling S$77.2 million...

Singapore new private home sales up 18.9% in November

New private home sales in Singapore rose by 18.9 per cent in November, reversing a decline seen in October, on the back of new project launches by developers. Private developers sold 767 units, excluding executive condominiums (ECs), in November, data from the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) showed on Tuesday (Dec 15). This figure is 18.9 per cent higher than October's 645 units, but a 34.2 per...

Government maintains ‘moderate supply’ of land for private housing

The Government released on Thursday (Dec 3) the Government Land Sales (GLS) programme for the first half of 2021, with sites capable of yielding about 7,045 private residential units, 101,200 sq m of gross floor area of commercial space and 1,070 hotel rooms available. Four sites in this GLS programme are new: Two parcels at Slim Barracks Rise in one-north are on the Confirmed List, while one at Jalan...

Singapore new private home sales plunge 51.7% in October after new curbs

New private home sales in Singapore plunged more than 50 per cent in October amid a dearth of fresh projects and restrictions on the reissue of options to purchase (OTP). Private developers sold 642 units, excluding executive condominiums (ECs), in October, data from the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) showed on Monday (Nov 16). This is down 51.7 per cent from September's more than two-year high...

Relief period for property buyers who cannot make payment extended to March 31, 2021

Home buyers who have signed an option to purchase or a sale and purchase agreement with a developer but are facing financial difficulties will have more time to make payment, as the relief period for such contracts has been extended to March 31, 2021. The Ministry of Law said on Monday (Nov 16) that it is further extending the relief periods for three types of contracts, under the Covid-19 (Temporary...

New private home sales in Singapore plunge 51.7% in October after new curbs

New private home sales in Singapore plunged more than 50 per cent in October amid a dearth of fresh projects and restrictions on the reissue of options to purchase (OTP). Private developers sold 642 units, excluding executive condominiums (ECs), in October, data from the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) showed on Monday (Nov 16). This is down 51.7 per cent from September's more-than-two-year high...

Private property prices increase by 0.8% in Q3 as transactions surge

Private home prices in Singapore in the third quarter rose 0.8 per cent from the previous quarter, while demand surged for both new developer units and resale properties, in what analysts said is a sign that consumer confidence is "steadily returning" amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The private residential property price index increased to 153.8 points in the third quarter, up from 152.6 points in the first...

September private home sales in Singapore hit two-year high

Private developers sold 1,329 new homes excluding executive condominiums in September, marking the highest monthly sale in more than two years. Last month's private home sales volume is the highest since July 2018, when 1,724 units were sold when sales surged as buyers tried to avoid new cooling measures. Data released by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) on Thursday (Oct 15) also showed that...

Singapore condo resale volume up 0.4% in September: SRX

Resale volume of non-landed private homes in Singapore rose 0.4 per cent to about 1,286 units resold in September 2020, from 1,281 units resold in August 2020. Volumes were up 62.8 per cent from September 2019 and 64.5 per cent higher than the five-year average volumes for the month of September. Overall prices meanwhile, edged up 0.1 per cent month on month and year on year. By region, resale...

Property developers given 6 more months of relief for projects disrupted by Covid-19

There will be more temporary relief measures for property developers whose construction schedules have been affected by the Covid-19 crisis. The Government said on Thursday (Oct 8) that developers have six more months to complete residential, commercial and industrial development projects, for instance, and the added measures will take effect immediately. A first round of measures was announced in...

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