Singapore — Two weeks after the cooling measures were announced, the appetite is still strong for new launches. About 3,000 potential buyers flocked to the preview of The Tre Ver condominium on Saturday. Wendy Wong finds out how the private home market has been fairing and what this means for buyers.
Singapore — Sales of new private homes rose 17.4 per cent in December 2017 compared to the same month a year ago, according to data released by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) on Monday (Jan 15).
Excluding executive condominiums (ECs), developers sold 431 units last month, compared with 367 units in December 2016.
Investing in Singapore’s property market doesn’t necessarily mean you have to own a condominium unit. (via dollarsandsense.sg)
By Timothy Ho, via dollarsandsense.sg
SINGAPORE — URA reported that the private residential property index for 3Q2017 have increased by 0.5 per cent. This is the first time an increase has been seen, after 15 straight quarters, or close to four years, of decline.
Having endured a lacklustre market for four years, there is finally good news for property experts and real estate developers to get excited about. But should you, as a retail investor, be looking to jump back in to the market now that sentiments are slowly starting to pick up?
Of course, this is the million-dollar question on everyone’s mind. Should we buy a private property now in the hopes that we can strike it rich when the market takes off, or do we risk missing out on the cycle?
SINGAPORE: A total of 1,108 private home units – excluding executive condominiums (ECs) – were sold last month on the back of more project launches, according to the latest figures from the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) on Tuesday (Aug 15).
The figure is a 35.1 per cent increase from the 820 units sold in June, which saw stronger-than-expected sales despite it being the school holiday period. Including ECs, property developers sold 2,086 units in July, almost double of June’s 1,064 units.
SINGAPORE: Private home prices in Singapore fell for the 15th straight quarter in the April to June period, although the pace of decline eased, according to data released by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) on Friday (Jul 28).
Prices fell by 0.1 per cent quarter-on-quarter, compared with the 0.4 per cent decline in the first quarter and the 0.5 per cent decline in the last quarter of 2016.
SINGAPORE – Private residential and HDB reversed course last month, according to SRX Property flash estimates released on Wednesday (July 12).
Rents of condominiums and apartments rose 0.5 per cent month-on-month in June, swinging from a revised 0.6 per cent decline in May, though the number of units leased dropped
After a sustained slide last year, private rents have fluctuated monthly this year. But after June’s increase they are now down just 0.3 per cent to date this year. They are still 19.1 per cent off their peaks in January 2013.
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