Eye on Fernvale: The new kid on the block

View of the Thanggam LRT station in Fernvale. (Photo: Christopher Chitty) Fernvale is the Sengkang area’s newest neighbourhood, and it shows.  By Joanne Poh Pristine new HDB flats reach for the sky, and the new Seletar Mall, opened…

Temporary blip in HDB resale transactions, dwindling first-timer demand

View of HDB flats in the Ghim Moh area. (Photo: Chen Siyuan: Wikimedia Commons) The latest data showed a 0.7 percent drop in HDB resale prices in Q3 as compared to the previous quarter. We investigate some reasons for this. By Hock Meng Tay The…

6 things to know before buying a property

Sometimes daunting, other times overwhelming, the journey of a first-time home buyer through the purchasing process can be complicated and time-consuming. Here are some things to consider if you don’t want to be hit by an unwanted surprise. By…

Singapore listed one of Asia Pacific’s top real estate investment markets

After two years of falling rents caused by a glut of supply and a sluggish economy, the promise of a bottom in the city-state’s office market pushed its ranking up from next-to-bottom last year to third in this year’s Emerging Trends…

Kismis View up for en bloc sale for $102mil

Kismis View is a 99-year leasehold condominium development located at District 21. (Photo: JLL) Kismis View along Lorong Kismis within the Upper Bukit Timah area has been put up for en bloc sale, with the owners setting the minimum price at…

Developers to acquire more residential sites

At least 13 housing site tenders are expected to close for the remainder of the year, reported Singapore Business Review, citing a report from Maybank Kim Eng. These land plots are projected to yield an additional 3,600 dwellings, with most…

Russian magnate embroiled in one of biggest lawsuits over housing defects

From being the priciest transaction in Singapore’s property scene, the $10.5 million sale of a 315 sq m apartment unit at the Eden Residences Capitol Singapore in 2013 has turned into one of the biggest lawsuits over housing defects. This…

Overall subscription rate for BTO flats down in November

Tampines GreenCourt is nestled within the tranquil living environment of Tampines North, with several nearby parks. Despite the robust demand seen for three- and four-room flats in Tampines and Geylang, the overall subscription rate for Build-to-Order…

Property agency expands into S’pore amid housing market recovery

Mr Patrick Lai, Chief Operating Office of RHT Wealth Holdings London-based property specialist Chestertons and Singapore’s RHT Wealth Holdings have teamed up to launch a new real estate consultancy in the city-state that will serve as…

A home owner’s guide: feng shui basics

‘Feng shui’ (which literally translates to ‘wind’ and ‘water’), is a complex system of thoughts that teaches us how to position buildings in a harmonious relationship with their environment and how to balance…