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Gloria Mansion at Pasir Panjang sold en bloc for S$70.3m

Freehold condominium Gloria Mansion has been sold en bloc for S$70.3 million to Fraxtor Capital and a group led by the family offices of real estate veterans Daniel Teo and his brother Teo Teck Weng. The sale of…

Tenders withdrawn for Hillview residential sites, ‘for other development plans’

Shortly before their scheduled closing date, 2 sale tenders for a total of 25 factories, all zoned for residential use and spanning more than 132,000 sqft of land in Hillview, have been taken off the table. One of…

Relook ban on smoking at windows and balconies at home

I applaud MP Louis Ng for championing regulations to curb smoking near windows and on balconies at home. Consider these points in support of his proposal: 1) As WFH increasingly becomes a mainstream practice, the smoking issue becomes…

8 considerations for newlyweds when picking a first home

1) Find out what you can afford from the start – Not what the banks tell you that you can afford (through an IPA); 2) Look up all the restrictions if your spouse is not a Singapore Citizen…

Hong Leong-led joint venture submits highest bid of $1,060 psr ppr for Lentor Hills Road Parcel A

While the tender for the GLS site at Jalan Tembusu closed with eight bids on Jan 18, the site at Lentor Hills Road (Parcel A) received just half the number of bids. The top bid of $586.6 million…

CDL top bidder for Jalan Tembusu GLS site at $1,302 psf ppr

The tender for two GLS sites at Jalan Tembusu and Lentor Hills Road (Parcel A) closed this evening. City Developments Ltd (CDL) emerged the top of eight bids for the Jalan Tembusu site, located off Tanjong Katong Road…

Man with no intention to rent out flat listed it on Carousell to cheat others

A man who had no intention to rent out his flat listed it on Carousell in order to cheat interested customers of their money. Lee Chee Tiong, 41, was jailed for 10 months on Tues after he pleaded…

Buying properties in trust – What does it mean for property owners with children in light of the cooling measures?

In Singapore, any individual below 21 years of age does not have the legal capacity to own private property in their own name. However, parents may use their child’s name to acquire another property under a trust. The…

Living in a contemporary mid-century black-and-white bungalow in Singapore

Just like shophouse living, living in a black-and-white colonial bungalow is totally unlike any other forms of dwellings in Singapore. With their dark timber beams and white-washed walls, these homes were once built for high-ranking European families in…

5 property types that may be most affected by the new cooling measures

1) Resale properties with large price/valuation discrepancies – One key issue to note is that the ABSD, like all stamp duties, applies to the higher of the price or valuation; 2) Smaller, rental-oriented units – Due to the…

New private home sales down 58% in December on the back of cooling measures

Sales of new private homes in Singapore fell 58 per cent in Dec 2021 compared to the previous month, on the back of fresh cooling measures as well as the seasonal year-end lull. Excluding ECs, developers sold 650…

Thomson Garden Estate: Where you can find a freehold landed home for $2.8 million

Not far away from Teachers’ Housing Estate and Sembawang Hills Estate is another of the “cheapest freehold landed” enclaves in Singapore, Thomson Garden Estate, where there are about 480-500 houses depending on which property portal you visit –…

HDB resale market likely to remain robust this year

The new year has begun much as the old one ended with HDB flats changing hands at sky-high prices. In 2021, a record 259 HDB resale units sold for over $1 million, more than three times the 82…

Cooling measures: Hong Kong couple still willing to pay nearly $1m in stamp duty for S’pore condo

The new property cooling measures took property agent Jaeson Lin’s foreign clients by surprise but they decided to bite the bullet and buy their new apartment. The couple from Hong Kong had been scouting for homes in Clementi,…

Do not agree to an en-bloc sale until you read these 5 factors

1) Work out the cost of a replacement home, with current prices and financing restrictions – An en-bloc sale during a property peak is a tricky prospect: while you can sell high, you’ll also have to buy high;…

Cairnhill conservation terrace: Old world charm, enduring treasure

David Tan, chairman of TID Associates, one of Singapore’s oldest interior design firms, had always wanted to experience “walking on water”. To create that effect at his home at 114 Cairnhill Road, Rene Tan, co-founder of RT+Q Architects,…

Single-storey GCB on Stevens Road going for $37 mil

A single-storey Good Class Bungalow (GCB) along Stevens Road is on the market for $37 million. It sits on an 11,047 sqft corner plot and the asking price translates to about $3,350 psf on the land area. The…

Four-bedroom unit at Goldenhill Park rakes in $1.67 mil profit

The sale of a 1,539 sqft, four-bedroom unit at Goldenhill Park Condominium was the most profitable resale transaction recorded during the week of Dec 28, 2021, to Jan 4, 2022. The unit fetched $2.75 million ($1,787 psf) on…

Three in five households recycled regularly: NEA survey

While three in five households reported that they recycled regularly and that most knew what items could be placed in recycling bins, households were less aware of items that should not be deposited for recycling, NEA said on…

Recycling bins to be given to each household to raise domestic recycling rate

NEA is stepping up a gear to nudge people to speed up their recycling pace, working with public waste collectors to distribute a recycling bin to each household in 2022. The hope is that “these bins will make…

Condo’s smoking ban drives residents to smoke near my home instead

My house is next to a condominium, and since the pandemic began, there have been many residents smoking, chatting and using their mobile phones less than 5m from my gate. I have asked the residents why they are…

Home buyers adopt wait-and-see approach after roll-out of property cooling measures

Home hunters are now on the prowl for cheaper buys after property cooling measures were rolled out by the authorities last month. Take the case of car dealer Jerome Pang, who has sold his three-room HDB flat in…

Market stand-off: Buyers, sellers keep watch on impact of property curbs

The latest cooling measures may have unnerved many buyers, but PropNex agents Leng Kar Yee and Joy Shi have been clocking condominium sales at projects like Normanton Park and Verdale. Many of their clients are failed BTO flat…

Do spacious units (above 1,800 sqft) perform better? We analyse 26 years of data

With the emergence of Omicron, it seems inevitable that WFH will continue for the foreseeable future, even though the MOH recently announced that 50% of employees will be allowed to return to the office. So although buying a…

Buying a flat? Check how much direct sunlight it gets with new virtual 3D map of S’pore

Homebuyers can now see how much sun their potential new home will get, as well as surrounding amenities and other features, without having to do a home viewing. Local property search portal Mogul.sg will launch a 3D map…

Photos of air-con worker without safety harness outside HDB flat raise concern

FB users have expressed concern after seeing photos of a technician servicing an air-conditioning compressor on the highest floor of an HDB block without using a safety harness. The photos, posted on FB group Singapore Home DIY on…

Woman gets jail for buying semi-detached properties for 3 foreigners before they obtained citizenship

A Singaporean woman bought landed properties in Ang Mo Kio under her name for three Chinese nationals despite knowing that the foreigners were not eligible to buy the units. Song Fanrong, 49, was sentenced to two weeks’ jail…

Fragrance’s James Koh bags Lornie Road GCB for S$981 psf

Property tycoon James Koh is buying an old bungalow along Lornie Road for S$24.8 million or S$981 psf on the freehold land area of 25,271 sqft. The psf price being paid by the Fragrance Group boss for the…

Split identities of the 9 Spottiswoode Park HDB flats: Same, same but different

After our JTC Jurong flats from 1977 story, a reader wrote to us requesting that we look into the history behind a cluster of HDB flats at Spottiswoode Park Road. What’s interesting is that while there are 9…

11 proposed developer changes to help homebuyers: A breakdown + how it affects you

URA is proposing some amendments to the venerable Housing Developers Rules. This set of laws covers a whole range of topics, from the way properties, are marketed, to the way you book a new launch unit. We will…

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