UK Special: Trust me, I’m an estate agent…

If you have yet to buy your first overseas investment property, you may have heard of the horror stories from those who have. From blowing £185 to change a lightbulb (approx. S$394) to paying close to S$20,000 for a furnishing package…

Homes near green spaces fetch higher prices: study

The study found that on average, buyers here would pay 3.0 percent more to live in a greener neighbourhood. Singapore buyers are willing to pay more for homes located near green spaces, revealed a new study. A study on the resale prices of 15,962…

Land preparatory works soon underway for Kampong Bugis redevelopment

Artist’s impression of Kampong Bugis in future. (Photo: URA) The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) announced on Thursday (19 Apr) that it is preparing the 17.4ha Kampong Bugis precinct for construction works to transform it into a green…

Property market uptrend to continue, buyers encouraged to look at regional centres

Ken Low from Huttons Asia talked about launch prices of upcoming projects and squashed any possibility of a property bubble forming in Singapore. By Mindy Chong Singapore’s property market has seen a decline for nearly four years, but…

Twin Vew to open showflat this weekend

Artist’s impression of Twin Vew in West Coast Vale. Twin Vew in West Coast Vale will open its showflat for preview this Saturday (21 Apr), said developer CSC Land. The 520-unit condominium is the Group’s first development in Singapore,…

Man fined $71,500 for unregistered estate agency work

Under CEA rules, it is an offence for someone to act as an agent in any property transaction if they are not registered or licensed. (Photo: CEA) A 36-year-old man was fined $71,500 on Wednesday (18 Apr) after pleading guilty to eight charges…

Sembawang Shopping Centre sold to Lian Beng joint venture for $248m

This is the largest transaction value achieved for a stand-alone retail mall with an original 999-year lease. (Photo: Colliers International) Sembawang Shopping Centre along Sembawang Road has been sold by CapitaLand Mall Trust (CMT) to a joint…

Luxury home prices in downtown Singapore rising faster than other high-end districts: report

View of historical shophouses and modern skyscrapers in Tanjong Pagar. (Photo: GuocoLand) Prices of luxury apartments in the downtown core, which includes Raffles Place, Marina Bay and Tanjong Pagar are outperforming other high-end districts…

Lawyer fined $10,000 for failure to report suspicious property transaction

Sterling Law Corporation MD Kang Bee Leng suspected that the money used for the Sentosa Cove property purchase was linked to a multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme. A conveyancing lawyer has been fined $10,000 over her failure to notify the authorities…

Choon Kim House in Upper Serangoon up for en bloc sale with over $55m guide price

Completed in the early 2000’s, the four-storey mixed-use building comprises 20 commercial units and 10 apartments. (Photo: JLL) The freehold Choon Kim House along Upper Serangoon Road has been launched for collective sale at an indicative…