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Luxury properties in S’pore selling like hot cakes

Singapore may have leapfrogged many advanced cities, including Hong Kong, to be one of the most popular investment destinations for the rich and famous. Over the past decade, efforts to build the country’s economic infrastructure and financial hub…

Kheng Leong buys 21 Anderson en bloc for $213 mil from Far East Consortium

Hong Kong-listed Far East Consortium Intl controlled by the Chiu family, announced on Sept 17 that it has signed a SPA to sell the 34-unit 21 Anderson for $213 million. The buyer is Kheng Leong Co, the privately-held…

How much do you need to earn to buy a new or resale Executive Condo (EC)?

Thinking of upgrading from an HDB flat, but find that buying a condo is too expensive? Your best bet is to get an EC. Just like HDB flats, you can take CPF Housing Grants to buy a new…

Home recovery for fully vaccinated COVID patients aged 12-69: MOH

From Sat, home recovery will be the default care mgmt model for fully vaccinated COVID-19 patients aged 12-69, who have no severe co-morbidities or illnesses, said MOH on Fri. Only those aged up to 50 were eligible previously.…

Community spaces in mixed-use projects are great, but who pays?

With developers incorporating greenery and community spaces in upcoming mixed-use developments, the question begs to be asked – who ultimately foots the bill for such features? Notably, Far East Organization and sister company Sino Group recently snagged the…

Riding the collective sale wave

The collective sale momentum has recovered from the depths of Covid in the middle of last year. “While there were just a few developments where owners were exploring a collective sale last year, the number has picked up…

How a West Coast murder in 1984 changed condominium security

Did you know that in the early 1980s, condominium security was so lax that visitors can simply walk past security guards with a smile and use the swimming pool? Or that if you were driving a fancy car…

Panic buying of homes out of FOMO

Panic buying in a perceivable crisis under the out-of-stock fear is real. Remember Singaporeans’ panic buying and hoarding behaviour during every raise of Covid-19 alert level? Human beings under panic attack became irrational shoppers. More and more people…

Why are Good Class Bungalows (GCBs) headed for a record high in 2021?

Property prices really have gone up across all segments, even the extreme luxury end. Good class bungalows (GCBs) have been all the rage in 2021: from $144 million worth in transactions in 48 hours (in July), to news…

Complete guide to buying landed property in Singapore

While most Singaporeans are familiar with the process of buying an HDB flat or condominium, few of us actually have the experience of buying landed property in Singapore. After all, only 5% of Singapore households reside in landed…

Higher electricity bills for Singapore households likely to be the norm due to rising fuel costs

Households are becoming all too aware that electricity has got pricier in recent months and it is looking increasingly likely that these higher charges will be the norm for quite some time. Industry players and observers point to…

15 Holland Hill scores new high of $3,496 psf

We look at condominium projects that have achieved new highs or lows in terms of psf prices. This is based on URA Realis data for the period of Aug 30 to Sept 4. Topping the list in terms…

​​​​​Singapore residential market on track to break last year’s figures

It has been a “two steps forward, one step back” game in Singapore’s residential property market as property players experience a hopeful recovery during the first quarter of the year before another round of economic uncertainty as new…

Easing off privileges in school registration

MOE announced changes to the Pri 1 registration framework from next year to help more children obtain a place in a school near their home in Phase 2C, which is for those who have no prior connection to…

HDB November 2021 BTO in-depth review: Jurong West

HDB will offer 3,520 flats across seven projects in one mature and four non-mature estates in the Nov 2021 BTO sales launch. The Jurong West BTO will be one of the three projects to be launched in the…

Woman charged with harassing neighbours claims ‘injustice’ over 14-day IMH remand

A woman who had been remanded for psychiatric assessment after she was charged for harassing her neighbours – a hospital nurse and his family – argued on Wed that she had been wrongfully detained. Lim Sok Lay, 48,…

HDB, condo rents rise in August but volumes fail to match estimates: analysts

Aug saw the HDB rents and condo rents continue to climb compared to a year earlier, according to the latest data released by SRX. Compared to the same month last year, condo rents rose 7.6% in Aug whilst…

High class living: Luxury residential transactions to hit new peak in 2021

Almost all sectors of the luxury residential sector faced positive growth, according to the latest report by CBRE Of note is the performance of the good class bungalow (GCB) market. The 60 transactions recorded in the period surpassed…

Unit at Yong An Park reaps $8.7 mil profit

The seller of a unit at Yong An Park, on River Valley Road, made the top gain of $8.7 million over the week of Aug 31 to Sept 5. The 6,577 sqft unit on the 25th floor was…

Watten Estate Condominium launched for collective sale at a minimum price of $500 mil

Watten Estate Condominium, an elevated residential site at 36 to 44 Shelford Road in the prime Bukit Timah locality, has been launched for sale by tender on Sept 15. Built around 1983, it comprises 104 units of townhouses…

Singapore’s new private home sales fall 23.6% in August after hitting six-month high

Sales of new private homes in Singapore fell 23.6 per cent in Aug after hitting a six-month high in the previous month. Excluding ECs, developers sold 1,215 units in Aug compared to 1,591 units in July, according to…

Contractors working on HDB projects to get more help, including protected prices for some raw materials

Construction companies working on HDB projects will get more support in the form of protected prices for some raw materials like steel. To help cushion the impact of price increases, HDB said it will extend the duration of…

HDB property prices near popular primary schools: Do they really cost more?

For young parents, primary school registration can be one of the most competitive events of their parenting lives. We have all heard tales or know of people who have moved to stay near the pri school of their…

Charging PMD battery suspected to be origin of fire at Sengkang flat

A fire broke out at Blk 185C Rivervale Crescent in Sengkang on Tues night. SCDF said on FB that it was alerted to the fire at about 9pm. SCDF firefighters arrived as the fire was raging in a…

Homebuyers chomp up 1,860 condo units during hungry ghost month

An estimated total of 1,860 condos was resold in Aug, a 4.9% increase from the 1,773 sold the month previous, defying the traditional hush of the hungry ghost month. “The uptrend defied the hungry ghost month when sales…

Covid-19: Household contacts of patients must register online for home quarantine from Sept 14 under new rules

From Tues, household contacts of Covid-19 patients who are not traced to sensitive clusters such as those in schools, hospitals and markets frequented by seniors will be required to register online before they isolate themselves at home. This…

Parc Greenwich sells 65% of units over launch weekend

Parc Greenwich, an EC development next to the Seletar Hills landed enclave, sold 65% or 322 out of its 496 units during its launch weekend. Jointly developed by Frasers Property Singapore and CSC Land Group, the development is…

How 60,000 electric vehicle (EV) charging points in car parks may affect property demand (and Tesla sales)

In early Sept 2021, URA and LTA awarded the pilot tender for more than 600 EV charging points in 200 public car arks to two consortiums. This would definitely benefit homeowners living near these stations, particularly EV owners…

MP Louis Ng makes another pitch for smoking at windows and balconies of homes to be made illegal

Smoking at windows and balconies at home should be made illegal, said MP Louis Ng (PAP-Nee Soon) on Mon as he questioned why an existing law is not being used to tackle the issue of secondhand smoke from…

New launches that dropped prices in 2013/14: How are they faring now?

The most notable recoveries were Sky Habitat, and The Skywoods. The developer of Sky Habitat was overconfident at launch, probably because 2013 saw the property market at dizzying heights. There were units with a quantum that reached $2…

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