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Beyond 38, the real estate potential of Oxley Road

After the 14 June 2017 press statement by Mr Lee Hsien Yang and Dr Lee Wei Ling and the days after, the spotlight on the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s home at No. 38 Oxley Road has never…

How have Executive Condo sales fared so far in Q1 2017?

329 EC units were sold by developers in Feb 2017. This was indeed an improvement in EC sales compared to the month prior. Improved EC sales in Feb itself could be a result of pent-up demand after the…

Why are DBSS flats achieving high prices in the HDB resale market?

Even as HDB resale market has generally stabilized since 2016, we are still seeing record prices for resale DBSS flats in recent times. Such examples include the high transaction prices of about $1 million for a unit at…

Will activity from foreign property buyers return stronger in 2017?

2016 was a year of lukewarm private residential property sentiments, but it was a year where foreign property buyers seem to have made a gradual comeback in the Singaporean property market. This gradual return reflects serious, genuine property…

Is 2017 a good year to invest in multiple properties?

It has been a good three years where prices of private residential properties have been going through a soft landing. Since the second half of 2014, investing in multiple properties was no longer in vogue. This was a…

Property cooling measures: The ongoing debate on when they’ll be relaxed

It is a very well established fact that TDSR which was introduced in end June 2013 resulted in a slowdown of the property market. It has been more than three and a half years since this has happened.…

Raffles Country Club: A closer look at the acquisition and its future impact

Towards the end of 2016, the Singapore Government announced that facilities for the Singapore-KL High Speed Rail (HSR), the Cross Island Line (CRL)’s western depot and other transport related needs, will be located at the current site of…

Private property prices in Q4 2016: Better hopes for price stabilisation?

The year of 2016 was a tumultuous time for the private residential property market, but thankfully, the last quarter ended with quite an encouraging note. According to URA’s official statistics, the private residential property index reflected a decline…

Government land sales H1 2017: What it means for property developers

The Singapore government has always tried to maintain a balance between demand and supply in its bi-annual GLS exercise. In the latest GLS H1 2017 round, there has been a marginal increase in residential plots for private housing…

New property launches in 2016: What did well, and why

2016 has been a watershed year for the Singapore property market. Nevertheless, the year saw some major deals and noteworthy new property launches take place. As the year comes to a close, let us reminisce what captured attention…

What can we expect for the HDB resale flat market in 2017?

2016 has been indeed a very tough year for the public housing and private residential market, but more so for the latter than the former. At least, it has been long confirmed that HDB resale flat prices have…

What can we expect for the private residential market in 2017?

For property, it has indeed been extremely tough times since 2013, and more so in 2016 as overall economic conditions worsened. The bleak outlook was especially so for completed private homes, primarily due to the avalanche of new…

What can we expect in the Government Land Sales H1 2017?

We’ve almost come to the end of the year, so it’s timely for us to look into 2017. In addition to general forecasts and expectations on the private residential property market, it will be interesting to have a…

The sub-town phenomenon: The renewed interest in Potong Pasir

In 2010-2013 when new growth corridors were actively conceptualized, there was a fair amount of speculation as developers and owners tried to sell the idea of “aspirational living” to buyers. We have however come to a point where…

The sub-town phenomenon: Why Lakeside became a property hotspot

2010-2013 has been well regarded as a period when home hunters had upbeat sentiments for the property market. It was also the time when the government was releasing substantial sites for residential development, actively growing suburban corridors and…

Do privatised ECs offer higher rental yields than private condos?

It has been widely highlighted that privatised ECs do enable owners to achieve high capital appreciation. The profits that such owners made upon a resale can average between 50 to 70 percent, sometimes even as high as 100…

How to win the race: Leasing strategies for condo landlords

2010 to H1 2013 was a period where HDB flat dwellers were intensively purchasing suburban condominiums even if prices were on the rise. There were intense en-mass property aspirations, where HDB flat owners saw prices of their HDB…

End of long winding road of residential property price decline in sight?

The year started on a positive note for Singapore’s residential properties, when URA released flash price estimates for private residential properties on Jan 4. Overall, private residential property prices dropped 0.5% q-o-q in 4Q2015, compared with 1.3% in…

Dynamic outlook for local residential properties

This year has been challenging for Singapore’s residential property market. Still, there are pockets of opportunities and silver linings. The government is also continually planning ahead with the new growth area Bidadari and the new Circle Line MRT…

Soft landing not quite good enough for buyers

The multiple rounds of cooling measures and loan curbs implemented since 2009, particularly TDSR in June 2013, have resulted in a soft landing in private residential property prices. Data from URA showed private residential property prices dipped by…

High expectations for strong recovery in high-end residential in 2016

Gone are the good old days of 2007, when high-end residential properties generally those in Districts 9, 10, 11, 1 and 4 saw keen interest from buyers even though prices were extremely high. In the past two years,…

Discarding conventional mindsets on property usage

It used to be that properties, whether residential or commercial, were bought with a fairly clear intention: either for investment or for the owner’s occupation. That was the general trend in property buying until 2010. However, from around…

Exciting next lap for suburban regional centres and new growth corridors

The craze for suburban condominiums, commonly known as “condominium fever”, from around 2010 to 2013, seems to be quite over. That period saw many HDB upgraders snapping up properties in suburban condo projects, but the craze generally fizzled…

A substantial number of new residential completions offer modern property designs

It is no longer true that special product designs are found only in high-end residential projects. Indeed, these projects displayed new designs and concepts from 2003, and it was also then that new residential lifestyle enclaves such as…

Strata landed homes: still niche property and ‘value-for-money’ propositions

With the cooling measures in place and buying sentiment taking a major dip, buyers’ focus is now on on generic property products, such as private condominiums, landed homes and HDB flats, as to when could rents and prices…

Resale residential properties gearing towards stable pricing and improving investors’ interest

Recently it was thought that perhaps the long drawn sluggish resale performance of completed non-landed private properties is ending, as the prices seemed to stabilize and in fact saw marginal increase in these couple of months, especially in…

Overcoming structural demand and new supply mismatch of industrial properties

Industrial properties, specifically strata factories and single-owner modern factory buildings, have been facing headwinds in rents and prices, since 2014. Gone were the days also, when strata factory units were quickly snapped up by investors, including the mom-and-pop…

Weak residential rents call for innovative, sustainable leasing strategies

It has been widely established that private residential properties are facing headwinds in leasing demand and rents have been sliding since 2014. This was due to increased private residential completions since 2014, especially in suburban areas. There was…

Towards shorter retail leases & innovative leasing strategies

Last year and this have been “heavy times” for residential property, with a rush of discussions and concerns about cooling in home buying sentiments, unsold stock at developer projects and newly completed homes lying vacant. In fact, the…

HSR development in Jurong

It was recently announced that the Singapore terminus for the high-speed rail (HSR) link between Singapore and KL will be in Jurong East, specifically at the site where Jurong Country Club is now situated. There could possibly be…

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