Monthly Archives: May 2013


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  • Is COV (Cash-Over-Valuation) Considered as a Housing Valuation?

    translated by susan teo april 11, 2013 by: zhui meng (追夢) source : cov (cash-over-valuation) is a form of housing valuation that is unique to singapore. its origins a... Continue reading
  • COVs at lowest level in nearly a year; experts attribute slowdown to cooling measures

    by daryl chin property correspondent source : straittimes recent property cooling measures have taken a bite out of cash premiums for housing board flats, pushing them to the lowest level in nearly a year. the overall median cas... Continue reading
  • Have ECs lost their objective?

    the straits times - may 23, 2013 by: rachel chang source: the scene: an executive condominium (ec) is designed at double the size of an average housing board (hdb) flat and priced at more than $1 million. the result: public outrage. why are government subsidies going to buyers who can afford such units? why is hdb not reining in such ex... Continue reading
  • Odd-shaped house for sale below valuation

    the straits times - may 19, 2013 by: cheryl ong source : a quiet corner in a hougang neighbourhood came to life last weekend after an unusual three-storey corner terrace house was put up for sale. there was a giant balloon in the garden. t... Continue reading
  • New private home sales down by half

    the straits times - may 16, 2013 by: melissa tan source: new home sales in singapore halved from a record tally of 2,793 units in march to just 1,375 last month as developers turned cautious on launches and home seekers held out for better buys. consultants believe march's... Continue reading
  • Condo tenant paid rent to a fraud

    source: his firm had moved him to singapore and agreed to put him up in a high-end condominium. all new zealander rajiv kaushik had to do was sit back while his company covered the rental payments. the trouble was, it was paying the wrong person. the property firm employee collecting the money was a fraud who had secretly placed a tenant in the apartment ... Continue reading
  • Woodlands executive condominium site draws top bid of $216m

    by melissa tan, source : a closely-watched tender for an executive condominium (ec) site in woodlands attracted an unexpectedly high bid of $216 million yesterday, in a seven- way tussle among developers. this is the first ec tender... Continue reading
  • Prices, rents of HDB shops up due to limited supply, investor demand

    by melissa tan , source: prices of housing board shops have shot up over the past three years due to limited supply and investor demand, say agents and analysts. rentals have followed suit though the increases have not been as dra... Continue reading
  • What happening in PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL market?

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  • CPF minimum sums for retirement and Medisave contribution ceiling raised

    by poon chian hui, source : the minimum sum for the central provident fund (cpf) and medisave will be raised from july 1. account holders who turn 55 between july 1 and june 30 next year will need to set aside a minimum sum of... Continue reading
  • What happening in HDB market?

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  • Few married couples taking up rental flats

    by charissa yong, source : temporary housing board rental flats for married couples continued to receive a lukewarm response last month despite applications opening up to those without children. figures given by the hdb showed that there were just 266 ap... Continue reading
  • No drastic price drop for HDB flats: Khaw Boon Wan

    by charissa yong , source : addressing fears that homeowners may lose their retirement nest eggs should prices of flats plunge, national development minister khaw boon wan said on sunday that he wants to lower the prices of flats by just "a f... Continue reading
  • Property curbs to tame market add $1b to tax revenue

    by esther teo property correspondent. source : the raft of cooling measures imposed to tame the red-hot property market has delivered more than $1 billion in additional levies to the taxman. the surge in revenue was bolstered following the ad... Continue reading

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