Budget 2018: Proximity Housing Grant enhanced, more singles eligible

Singapore — The Government will enhance the Proximity Housing Grant (PHG) to give more support to family members who want to live with or near each other, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced in his Budget speech.

Source: channelnewsasia.com

 

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GIC steps up investment in real estate

Singapore — The Singapore sovereign wealth fund is expected to invest more in real estate going forward as the returns are higher than other fixed income assets such as government bonds, experts say.

Source: channelnewsasia.com

 

 

Location Guide & Analysis – HDB BTO Launch February 2018

Location Guide & Analysis – HDB BTO Launch February 2018 (Geylang, Tampines, Woodlands, Choa Chu Kang)

By Timothy Ho, via dollarsandsense.sg

With more than 3,600 flats on offer, the first Build-To-Order (BTO) launch for 2018 is likely to attract Singaporeans looking to own their first home, or seeking an upgrade.

The best part about the upcoming February 2018 launch is that regardless of whether you prefer the eastern, northern or western regions of Singapore, there is a location available for you.

If you aren’t sure of what you need to know before choosing a BTO flat, do read our handy Step-By-Step Guide To Buying Your First BTO Flat first.

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More than 4,300 new flats launched in first HDB sales exercise of 2018

SINGAPORE: A total of 4,381 new flats were launched for sale in the Housing and Development Board’s (HDB) first sales exercise for the year.

The flats include 3,664 Build-to-Order (BTO) units and another 717 units under the Re-offer of Balance Flats exercise, HDB said in a press release on Tuesday (Feb 6).

The BTO flats will be spread across two projects in Choa Chu Kang and Woodlands, and another three projects in Geylang and Tampines.

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Private home sales rise 17.4% year-on-year in December

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.

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For Sale – 618 Senja Road, Bt Panjang (HDB 4A)

The 618 Senja Road. Welcome to your new home.

Blk/Street: 618 Senja Road
Unit Type: HDB 4A2
Floor size: 85sqm / 914 sqft
Asking Price: $368,000 (negotiable)
URL : https://goo.gl/vRxP6W

What’s Nearby?:
– Bukit Panjang MRT (DT1); Cashew MRT (DT2)
– Greenridge Pri School; West View Sec School; West Spring Pri & Sec School; Zhenghua Sec School;
– Junction 10; Hillion Mall; Bukit Panjang Plaza; Queensridge Shopping Centre

For more information, please call: 8180 4135 / 8180 4136

Singapore’s collective sales could ‘fuel the market’ in 2018

Singapore — Singapore’s property market could see a strong 2018 among Asia markets as collective, or en bloc, sales bring redevelopment, says Nicholas Holt of Knight Frank.

Source : https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/01/03/singapores-collective-sales-could-fuel-the-market-in-2018.html