Private home prices dip 0.4% in Q2

SINGAPORE: The prices for private residential properties decreased by 0.4 per cent in the second quarter of this year, compared to the 0.7 per cent decline in the previous quarter, according to figures released by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) on Friday (Jul 22).

The prices of landed properties declined by 1.5 per cent, compared to the 1.1 per cent decline in the previous quarter, while non-landed property prices dipped 0.1 per cent compared to the previous quarter’s 0.6 per cent, it said.

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12 Things You Can Do With Your HDB Kitchen

Who says you have to put up with a boring, utilitarian cookspace when you live in a flat? These creative kitchen designs show otherwise | houzz.com

Who says you have to put up with a boring, utilitarian cookspace when you live in a flat? These creative kitchen designs show otherwise | houzz.com

By Chiquit Torrente, via houzz.com.sg

As more and more homeowners discover the joy of cooking while entertaining, or appreciate the versatility of an open-plan space with a nice kitchen, it’s becoming common to hack down the cookie-cutter internal walls during HDB flat renovations. But what if you can’t hack walls, or don’t have the budget to splash out on a major renovation?

You may not get an open-concept show kitchen in an open-plan home that looks more New York loft than Sengkang flat, but you can still have a kitchen you won’t mind spending hours cooking (and chatting-while-eating) in. From the basic kitchen layouts to the bold makeovers, here are 12 ideas you can carry out in your cookspace.

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Why the ABSD and other property cooling measures should stay

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By Charles Tan Meah Yang (via asiaone.com)

SINGAPORE : I bought my first home in Singapore recently. To be honest, I was not exactly keen to buy at this point in the cycle, with prices still high in both absolute and relative terms, but my fiancee and I needed more space than the bedroom in my parents’ flat.

Besides, prices have eased since the 2013 peak. Private home prices, for example, have been falling for 11 consecutive quarters and the resale market for Housing and Development (HDB) flats has had a similarly weak period, even though the fall in prices is much less than the surge from 2009 to 2013.

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For Sale – Sengkang/Punggol HDB Flats (15 Jul 2016)

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SENGKANG

HDB 4-Room

  • 309D Anchorvale Road, High floor, Corner;
  • 292B Compassvale St, Mid floor, Ask from SG$ 356k up;
  • 292B Compassvale St, High floor, Ask from SG$ 375k up;
  • 295A Compassvale Crescent, High floor, Ask from SG$ 350k up;
  • 190A Rivervale Drive, Low floor, Ask from SG$ 360k up;
  • 223A Compassvale Walk, High floor, 101sq;
  • 231 Compassvale Walk, High floor; 101sq, unblock; renovated, asking from SG$ 408k up;

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Singapore condo resale prices up 0.5% in June in 4th straight monthly increase: SRX Property

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SINGAPORE – Resale prices of non-landed private homes in Singapore rose 0.5 per cent in June over the previous month, according to SRX Property’s flash estimates for last month released on Tuesday (July 12).

This marks the fourth consecutive monthly price increase. SRX also revised up May’s monthly increase to 0.7 per cent from 0.4 per cent.

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How Can CPF Make Your Home Purchase More Affordable?

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By Peter Lin, moneysmart.sg

SINGAPORE — You know that period of time in your life when all your Facebook friends are taking turns to get married? I’m on the tail end of it, which means that my Facebook feed is currently filled with announcements about buying a house as a couple and then moving in. And babies. Non-stop babies. But that’s a discussion for another day. Right now I want to focus about housing for a new couple in Singapore.

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5-room flat in Ghim Moh fetches $963,888, 2nd most expensive in area this year

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SINGAPORE – A five-room flat at Ghim Moh recently became the second most expensive public flat ever in the Queenstown area.

According to data published on the Housing and Development Board (HDB) website, the unit at Ghim Moh Link fetched $963,888 in June.

It is located between the 19th and 21st storey at Block 23, and has an area of 1,216.32 square feet. The price tag works out to approximately $792 per square foot.

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