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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SINGAPORE — Private home prices in Singapore fell 3.1 per cent in 2016, with both landed and non-landed properties witnessing a drop in prices, according to latest figures by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) on Thursday (Jan 26).
By Joanne Poh, via moneysmart.sg
So you’ve finally decided that despite the small size of your humble abode and your aversion to other human beings, you need the cash, so you’ve decided to rent out a room in your home to a complete stranger.
Unlike property owners who can afford to just rent out the entire unit, all while living a safe distance from those lowlife tenants, you’re going to be stuck sharing your life with them. So how should you screen them?