Property Update (12 Dec 2013)

HDB – Price Per Square Ft over 90 days (via www.dwg.com.sg)

HDB – Price Per Square Ft over 90 days (via http://www.dwg.com.sg)

HDB – Volume over 90 days (via www.dwg.com.sg)

HDB – Volume over 90 days (via http://www.dwg.com.sg)

Condo/Apt – Price Per Square Ft over 90 days (via www.dwg.com.sg)

Condo/Apt – Price Per Square Ft over 90 days (via http://www.dwg.com.sg)

Condo/Apt – Volume over 90 days (via www.dwg.com.sg)

Condo/Apt – Volume over 90 days (via http://www.dwg.com.sg)

PROPERTY NEWS

Solstice Tower Two Exclusive Singapore Launch (SGBestInvestment.com)

Singapore — Ayala Land International (Singapore) would like to invite you on December 14, 2013 1:00pm at Marina Bay Sands – Hibiscus Function Room for the Grand Launch of Solstice Tower 2. Hope you can come.

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Manila, Jakarta top for residential property in 2014 (Property Report)

Philippines —

Southeast Asia’s property markets are poised to see a surge in investment in 2014, according to a survey of 250 regional real estate developers and investors conducted by the Urban Land Institute. The 2014 “Emerging Trends in Real Estate: Asia-Pacific,” released today in Hong Kong, listed Manila as Asia’s top spot for residential-property development in the coming year. Jakarta came in third, Bangkok fifth and Ho Chi Minh City 10th.

“This year you have a situation where the economic fundamentals are weaker, China has not been as strong and you have the prospect of tapering in the U.S. You would think investors would be less interested in picking up real estate, but that hasn’t happened,” said Colin Galloway, the forecast’s principal author. “But investors are looking at smaller, emerging markets to try and get the returns they can’t get in traditional core markets.”

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Tokyo seen as No 1 market in Asia Pacific for property investment in 2014 (South China Morning Post)

Japan — Tokyo is being seen as the top destination for real-estate investment in the Asia-Pacific region next year, according to an industry report by the Urban Land Institute and PricewaterhouseCoopers. The city emerged as an investment magnet soon after the introduction of dramatic economic reforms aimed at boosting the economy, according to the Emerging Trends in Real Estate Asia Pacific investment prospects survey. The report reflects the views of 250 people who completed surveys or were interviewed. The interviewees and survey participants include investors, fund managers, developers, property firms, lenders, brokers, advisers and consultants.

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UK’s slated capital gains tax could curb demand from Asian buyers (Property Report)

UK — The recently announced UK capital gains tax on foreign property investments, set to be introduced in April 2015, could dampen demand from Asian investors, according to property analysts.

The tax, which will be enforced on real estate owned by non-UK residents in an effort to cool the market, could lead to overseas buyers purchasing property elsewhere, London-based estate agent Kay & Co managing director Martin Bikhit told the South China Morning Post.

“With rental returns often being below 3 percent in prime central London, the introduction of capital gains tax for non-resident purchasers of second homes from next April will certainly deter some investors from buying in the UK,” he said.

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Market Round-Up (Property Report) >>

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Event – Solstice Tower Two Exclusive Singapore Launch

Ayala Land International (Singapore) would like to invite you on December 14, 2013 1:00pm at Marina Bay Sands – Hibiscus Function Room for the Grand Launch of Solstice Tower 2. Hope you can come.

Solstice Tower Two Exclusive Singapore Launch (14 December 2013, Marina Bay Sands)

Solstice Tower Two Exclusive Singapore Launch (14 December 2013, Marina Bay Sands)

For more info, please contact:
Paul de Leon
Dennis Wee Realty Pte Ltd
CEA Reg. No.: R019100D
Mobile: +65 8180 4136
Email: pauldeleon@dwg.com.sg

S-REITS remain attractive investments despite gloomy outlook

S-REITS remain attractive investments despite gloomy outlook (CNA)

S-REITS remain attractive investments despite gloomy outlook (Channel News Asia)

Going forward, some analysts say REITs remain an attractive investment option amid recent property cooling measures, with the potential to continue delivering high income distributions by exploring high growth markets overseas.

SINGAPORE: Prices of Singapore Real Estate Investment Trusts, or S-REITs, have declined some 20 per cent year to-date from its peak in May as fears over rising interest rates dampened investor interest in this sector.

However, some analysts say interest in the sector will return once S-REITS prove that they can mitigate rate risks.

S-REITs have taken a hit since the US Federal Reserve hinted that it may start rolling back its bond-purchase program, known as quantitative easing, or QE.

The FTSE ST REIT Index, which tracks the performance of Singapore-listed REIT, tumbled some 20 per cent from its peak in May.

A report released on December 3 by the Monetary Authority of Singapore warned that higher interest rates could lower REIT dividends, in turn reducing payouts, and therefore, investment appeal.

With that, some analysts say REIT investors will be demanding higher required rates of return, putting downward pressure on prices.

But some analysts say some REITs will be more resilient than others in the rising interest rate environment.

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