New property curbs to erode market confidence, says REDAS

The new property curbs are a “big setback” for Singapore’s property sector, according to the Real Estate Developers’ Association of Singapore (REDAS) in a report by the Business Times. These new cooling measures will…

Economic gap between Singapore, Malaysia shrinking

After trailing for three consecutive years, Malaysia is finally catching up with its neighbour to regain its lead over Singapore’s economy, reported Bloomberg. Based on World Bank data, Malaysia’s gross domestic product stood at…

New curbs signal end of quick profit-making from property

A senior property analyst believes the days of making quick money from property has come to an end with the release by the government of its latest round of property cooling measures, reported Today Online. Homeowners generally make more profit…

Guide to property valuation: Direct comparison approach

In this article, we will be presenting and providing a quick and easy method of property valuation called the Direct Comparison Approach. This can be said to be one of the easiest and convenient methods of valuation for a specific property.…

Singapore real estate investment market active in Q2: Colliers

Singapore’s property investment market was active in the second quarter, with residential sites offered under the Government Land Sales (GLS) programme and existing private condominiums launched for collective sales by unit owners attracting…

Malaysia to discuss HSR project with Singapore by end-July

Malaysia has revealed plans to send an official representative to Singapore by the end of the month to discuss the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail (HSR) project, and to release an announcement on the matter this week, reported Channel…

Two freehold condos launched for en bloc sale

Two freehold condominiums in Singapore’s central area have been launched for collective sale despite the new property cooling measures, reported the Business Times. The 24-unit Summer Green in Balestier Road is up for grabs at a reserve…

Private home sales down 41.7% in June

Image: Riverfront (Source: Christopher Chitty) Developers sold 654 private homes (excluding executive condominiums) in June, down 41.7 percent from the 1,122 units sold in May and 20.2 percent lower over the same period last year. Colliers International…

Around 1,000 private condos snapped up due to fear of missing out

Home buyers in Singapore rushed to acquire private residential properties hours before the latest property cooling measures took effect on Thursday night (5 July), reported TODAYonline. Overall, about 1,000 private condo units were snapped up…

HDB market to benefit from new cooling measures

While the government’s latest round of property cooling measures may prove to be a bane for en bloc sale aspirants, some developers and home loan providers, some analysts expect the new curbs to benefit the HDB market in the near-term,…