Monthly Archives: July 2013

  • New HDB home for SINGLES!

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  • Cracks start to show in private rental sector

    the straits times - july 27, 2013 by: melissa tan source: the good times may be coming to an end in the private rental market with oversupply and tighter immigration policies taking a toll, say analysts. new figures from the urban rede... Continue reading
  • Popular homes close to nature, shopping malls

    the straits times - july 27, 2013 by: rachel scully source :   nature lovers will be drawn to district 21 which covers the upper bukit timah, clementi park and ulu pandan areas. a prominent landmark in the district is singapore's... Continue reading
  • Interest rate rise 'could hurt many households'

    the straits times - july 25, 2013 source : more than 9,000 households in singapore may have trouble paying off their mortgages when interest rates rise, a new report warns. analysts from religare institutional research made this calcul... Continue reading
  • Property cooling measures give foreign buyers cold feet

    the business times - july 25, 2013 by: kalpana rashiwala source :   [singapore] singapore permanent residents (prs) and other foreigners are buying fewer private homes. the number slipped for the second consecutive quart... Continue reading
  • MAS: household debts worrying; banks sound

    the business times - july 24, 2013 by: siow li sen sourece : [singapore] it is the mushrooming debt pile of households, more so than banks' exposure to it, that has driven the monetary authority of singapore (mas) to action. as it stands ... Continue reading
  • Residential market poised on a knife-edge

    the straits times - july 22, 2013 by: goh eng yeow senior correspondent source: depending on which set of data you are looking at, you will get a very different picture of the effectiveness of government measures to rein in property prices.... Continue reading
  • Fewer HDB dwellers buy private properties

    the straits times - july 20, 2013 by: daryl chin property correspondent source : recent property measures have put a squeeze on the number of housing board dwellers buying private properties. according to the latest early figures, buyers w... Continue reading
  • More executive condominiums up for grabs

    by melissa tan source: executive condominium (ec) developers are again pulling out all the stops in the battle for buyers as competition intensifies in the second half of this year. developers of projects under this very popular public-private housing hybrid a... Continue reading
  • Banks hike fixed rates for home loans

    the straits times - july 17, 2013 by: melissa tan source: home buyers seeking fixed interest loans to cushion themselves from the effect of an expected rise in global interest rates will find that some banks have already hiked their offers. on monday, maybank raised its three-year fixed rate for a mortgage by 0.1 percentage point w... Continue reading
  • Tampines Ave 10 site sees 10-way bidding war

    the straits times - july 17, 2013 by: cheryl ong source:   a fiercely-fought tender involving 10 developers for a plot at tampines avenue 10 has stunned the market at its close yesterday, with a top bid of $289.7 million. analysts s... Continue reading
  • Why property is still investors' pick

    the straits times - july 16, 2013 by: lee su shyan source : the regulator's recent move on bank lending is not meant to be another property market cooling measure but it will certainly have a bearing on anyone contemplating a real estate investment. it's not that buyers haven't already been softened up somewhat, given there have bee... Continue reading
  • 380-unit exec condo launching in Sengkang

    the straits times - july 12, 2013 source: a 380-unit executive condominium (ec) called lush acres at fernvale close in sengkang will be launched tomorrow. while prices have yet to be officially released, lush acres will be "competitively p... Continue reading
  • Property market stabilising but curbs will stay: Tharman

    the straits times - july 11, 2013 source:   property prices in singapore are starting to stabilise but the government is not ready to take its foot off the property market brakes, said deputy prime minister tharman shanm... Continue reading
  • Singapore property market will 'stay healthy'

    the straits times - july 9, 2013 by: rachael boon source: there will probably be a correction in property market prices but a crash is unlikely, said ocbc bank's chief executive officer, mr samuel tsien. part of the reason for its resili... Continue reading
  • Tharman urges caution on home loans

    the straits times - july 8, 2013 by: royston sim source: singaporeans should remain fairly conservative in borrowing, urged deputy prime minister tharman shanmugaratnam - even though new curbs on home loans are starting to stabilise the property market. he said buyers should beware of overextending themselves as interest rates could ... Continue reading
  • Property is not a one-way bet to wealth

    the straits times - july 6, 2013 source : in its latest round of loan restrictions, the monetary authority of singapore (mas) closed a loophole that some home buyers were using to get favourable terms for their second or subsequent mortgag... Continue reading
  • Private resale home prices up slightly

    the straits times - july 6, 2013 by: melissa tan source: resales of city centre homes lifted overall resale prices last month, as buyer sentiment recovered slightly after january's round of property market cooling measures, analysts said. res... Continue reading
  • Loan curbs hit variable income earners

    the straits times - july 6, 2013 by: cheryl ong source: the new rules on mortgage lending could leave good earners like remisier alan goh out in the cold if they try to take on a bigger home loan. mr goh relies entirely on commissions for his... Continue reading
  • New two-room flats: Few singles likely to bite

    the straits times - july 6, 2013 by: daryl chin source: singles can apply for two-room build-to-order (bto) flats for the first time starting this month, but property analysts predict that not many will take advantage of the policy cha... Continue reading

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