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Now that HSR is cancelled, what’s the land going to be used for?

1) Housing projects – Spanning 67ha, the former Jurong Country Club is large enough for BTO and condo projects. This is especially since there hasn’t been a BTO project in Jurong East in a long time; 2) Retirement…

Efforts ongoing to encourage adoption of solar energy

We thank Forum contributor Lek Lee Eng for his feedback and suggestions. The installed solar capacity in landed homes has grown about four times since 2015, from 3.6 MWp to around 14.9 MWp as at the fourth quarter…

More safeguards needed for tenants’ rental deposits

There are system loopholes in tenancy practices in the residential property market, in particular the protection of tenants’ rental deposits. My landlord collaborated with his agent to hold back and unfairly deduct from my deposit after my tenancy…

Projects completing between now and 2023: What to look out for

Covid-19 may have wreaked havoc on the construction sector last year, and disrupted property developers’ otherwise peerless track record with respect to completing their residential projects on time or even ahead of schedule. This year, about 21 private…

Designer Robert Cheng’s garden home concept for Swire Properties’ Eden

Eden, the 20-unit condominium block at Draycott Drive, was never officially launched for sale. Few, except the ultra-high net worth, have ventured beyond the threshold of the property developed by Hong Kong-listed Swire Properties, especially now that all…

Four-bedroom unit at Leonie Gardens reaps profit of $2.35 mil

A four-bedroom unit at Leonie Gardens, measuring 2,540 sqft, was the most profitable unit that changed hands during the week of Mar 23 to 30. The fifth-floor unit was sold on Mar 26 for $3.8 million ($1,496 psf), after…

Amalgamated four-bedroom unit at Martin No. 38 selling for $6.7 mil

Even though it was completed a decade ago, the loft-inspired, 88-unit Martin No. 38 developed by SC Global and designed by Kerry Hill Architects continues to attract the well-heeled as well as professionals in the banking, tech and…

One-bedder at Sophia Hills on the market for $1.1 mil

A 463 sqft, one-bedroom unit at the luxury Sophia Hills condominium — located on Mount Sophia — has been put up for sale at $1.1 million ($2,375 psf) via private treaty by Knight Frank. Sophia Hills is a…

HDB resale prices rise for 9th straight month in March with cash over valuation back in play

Delays in BTO flats, rising private property prices and improving market sentiment drove demand in HDB resale market, sending prices climbing for the ninth straight month. Resale prices rose 0.8 per cent in Mar from the previous month,…

Average of 12 people a year taken to task for not providing safe conditions for maids cleaning windows: MOM

The authorities here took about 60 people to task from 2016 to 2020 for failing to provide safe working conditions for their maids while they were cleaning windows. MOM said those implicated included employers and their household members.…

5 tips for Singapore property investors in 2021

1) Know your market – It is imperative that you research the housing markets of the specific neighbourhoods where you are looking to buy or sell. A start would be to look at current prices and compare to…

Taiwanese family wants them all in S$293m Draycott deal

The Tsai family of Taiwan behind snack food giant Want Want China Holdings is the party that has bought all 20 units at the completed freehold luxe development, Eden, at 2 Draycott Park. The S$293 million transaction involves…

One-North Eden to open for preview this Saturday

One-North Eden, a mixed-use development project by TID in prime District 5, is set to open for preview this Sat), with bookings slated on 24 Apr when the project is launched. TID Pte Ltd is a JV between…

Decisive cooling measures needed to maintain stable property market

I urge the Government to institute decisive private property cooling measures before it is too late. The nominal median income for residents fell by 0.6 per cent over the year to last June, the first decline since 2004.…

Note found in a condo lift complains about noise, but what if it’s not from the neighbour upstairs?

The sad thing about living in a flat or condo is that sometimes we have to deal with a lot of noise coming from our neighbours. And it can get very irritating, especially when the noise is heard…

Real estate investment deals in Singapore amount to $3.8 bil in 1Q2021: Knight Frank

Real estate investment sales in Singapore amounted to some $3.8 billion in 1Q2021, representing an uptick of 26.7% y-o-y from $3.0 billion in 1Q2020, according to Knight Frank research. The residential sector retained momentum, raking in some $1.7…

About 85% of BTO projects delayed by six to nine months

About 85% of the ongoing BTO projects have been delayed by around six to nine months beyond the ECDs originally indicated to buyers during project launches, revealed MND in Parliament on Mon. It was responding to MP Yeo…

All flat buyers considered to have taken HDB housing loan once loan is disbursed

All HDB flat buyers are deemed to have taken the HDB housing loan once it is disbursed, regardless of whether they subsequently profit from the ownership of the flat, said MND in Parliament on Mon. It made the…

Property agents must give clients accurate, unbiased advice

When advising clients on property purchases, real estate salespersons – also known as property agents – must give accurate and unbiased advice taking into account the interests of their clients, including relevant factors such as affordability, said MND…

URA extends Jalan Anak Bukit site’s tender deadline to June 29

The tender for the commercial and residential site along Jalan Anak Bukit, near Beauty World MRT station, will now close on June 29, 2021. This is due to a new requirement for a centralised cooling system to serve…

Singapore minister warns home buyers about rising rates

Singapore’s government is warning home buyers to think carefully about purchasing properties as interest rates increase in tandem with those in US, potentially boosting debt servicing costs. “The risk of rising interest rates is a reminder that everyone…

Roofing contractor jailed 7 weeks for forging URA approval over renovation works

After completing renovation works to the balcony of a freehold landed property in the Seletar area, Lee Xiu Qi learned that its mgmt did not approve of the structure. Lee, the director of Ah Qi Trading and Construction,…

Family of 4 escape fire at Kovan home; no injuries reported

A fire broke out on Sun morning at a private housing estate in Kovan, forcing a family of four to flee their home. A spokesman for SCDF said on Mon that it was alerted to the fire at…

Non-mature vs mature HDB estates: What’s really the difference?

About the only time we come across the terms “mature” or “non-mature” HDB towns or estates is when we want to buy a BTO flat. This is when we see which estates are being offered, as well as…

Strong showing for private home prices in 1Q21, ahead of expectations: CGS-CIMB

CGS-CIMB Research analyst Lock Mun Yee has maintained her ‘overweight’ rating for the Singapore property sector after the property price index flash estimate for 1Q2021 showed that private home prices rose 2.9% q-o-q, compared to 2.1% in 4Q2020.…

Relief period for options to purchase, S&P agreements for property extended to June 30

The relief period for OTP, and SPAs with developers will be extended for an additional three months, up to June 30. This will help buyers of residential, commercial and industrial properties who require more time to make their…

‘My mother doesn’t think she has a problem’: Challenges faced by those helping hoarders in S’pore

Mr Chng, 26, took this video as he carefully made his way up the stairs to his mother’s second-floor Chinatown home. There is barely enough space for him to walk, a narrow path on the stairs is flanked…

Cash over valuation back in the spotlight as rising property demand drives resale prices up

Having seen property prices tumble during the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis and the Sars outbreak in 2003, Mr Ng thought the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic would present him with a golden opportunity to secure his dream retirement home at…

8 arrested in late-night raid on illegal KTV outlets, 45 under investigation

It looked like a scene from an action movie – a splintered door, two halves of the doorknob blasted apart, wood chips littering the threshold. The smell of alcohol and a general bustle greeted reporters as they trooped…

Seniors living in squalid conditions need more help

Reports of poor, elderly citizens living alone in cluttered, bug-ridden homes filled with trash have cropped up time and again. This has only worsened with the onset of the pandemic, with some elderly residents cut off from social…

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