Monthly Archives: December 2013

  • BTO supply of 3-room and larger flats cut to 18,600, 2-room flats raised to 5,000 in 2014

    published on dec 30, 2013 4:57 pm by janice heng after three years of ramped-up build-to-order launches, the supply of new 3-room and larger housing board flats will be cut by 18 per cent next year to about 18,600 units, down from 22,600 in 2013. but that of 2-room flats will almost double, with 5,000 such bto units to come, up from 2,600 this year. ther... Continue reading
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  • From back of the woods to a buzzing town

    published on dec 30, 2013 by amelia teng back in the late 1980s, mr terry liew, a woodlands resident, found it nearly impossible to find a cab driver who would send him to his home. said mr liew, 46, who was then a navy regular in his early 20s working at the naval base at pulau brani: "i remember i was so mad i asked one cabby why no one wanted to drive ... Continue reading
  • HDB defends design of its new estates

    published on dec 30, 2013 7:51 am by janice heng and rachel au-yong newer public housing estates are not the "walled cities" one straits times reader called them. instead, interspersed among high-rise blocks are low-rise developments such as parks. this was the housing board's reply to a letter published in the straits times on dec 18 complaining about the quality of newer towns such as sengkang, sembawang and punggol. "the spaces between b... Continue reading
  • Experts see quiet 2014 for HDB resale flats

    published on dec 25, 2013 10:30 am by janice heng next year is set to be a quiet one for the housing board resale market - similar to 2013, which has seen the fewest deals in years, said analysts. but they added that while activity will be slow in the first half, it is expected to pick up in the second half as lower prices and cash premiums entice buyers... Continue reading
  • Government cannot eliminate property cycle but can try to contain bubbles: Khaw

    by janice heng the government cannot "eliminate" the property cycle, but it "can try to keep bubbles less bubbly", national development minister khaw boon wan wrote in a facebook post on monday. he made the comment when referring to an international new york times article on the housing crash in ireland, where prices have dropped by 50 per cent since the ... Continue reading
  • More 2-room flats but fewer 3-, 4- and 5-room flats to be built

    published on dec 16, 2013 12:01 pm by janice heng as the housing board tapers off its ramped-up supply of public housing from next year, it will build more 2-room flats and "a steady stream" of studio apartments, but will cut down the supply of 3-room, 4-room and 5-room flats. minister for national development khaw boon wan made the announcement on the m... Continue reading
  • HDB flats in Marina South?

    by melissa tan the latest draft master- plan for singapore's development announced last month focused on three key strategies for singapore. the first is to build townships for all ages that are "green, healthy, connected, strong in community interaction and spirit". second: bring quality jobs closer to home. third: provide a range of housing options. when the urban redevelopment authority (ura) released its draft master plan 2013 last month... Continue reading
  • Refining the Executive Condominium Housing Scheme

    refining the executive condominium housing scheme 09 dec 2013 07:30 pm the government will implement three measures for executive condominium (ec) developments to bring the terms for ecs closer to that for public housing, and help support a stable and sustainable ec market. this follows a review by mnd on the ec housing scheme, taking into account feedba... Continue reading
  • SG Property Insider News - DEC 2013

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  • MND set to decide on cap for foreign tenants in HDB blocks

    singapore: the national development ministry will decide soon on an appropriate cap on the percentage of flats that can be sublet to foreigners in hdb blocks, so as to maintain the singaporean character of the heartlands. writing in his latest blog entry titled "preventing foreigner enclaves", minister khaw boon wan said in deciding the cap, he was mind... Continue reading
  • HDB COVs fall to $8,000 in Nov, lowest since July 2009; more flats sold below valuation

    published on dec 05, 2013 11:26 am by janice heng cash premiums for housing board flats fell for the third straight time last month to $8,000, according to singapore real estate exchange flash estimates on thursday. this was the first time since 2009 that overall cash-over-valuation (cov) fell below $10,000. more hdb resale transactions had negative cov... Continue reading
  • URA Draft Master Plan has attracted good response: Khaw

    published on dec 03, 2013 12:59 pm by joanna seow the response to the urban redevelopment authority's new blueprint for the country has been "very encouraging", minister for national development khaw boon wan said in a blog post on tuesday. the draft master plan 2013 guides land use over the next 10 to 15 years with revisions every five years. ura is ... Continue reading
  • Construction of new flats to taper off from 2014: Khaw Boon Wan

    published on dec 02, 2013 10:15 pm by janice heng after three years of ramped-up building, the housing board is tapering off its "massive construction programme" from next year, minister for national development khaw boon wan said on monday. "we will do so in a measured way, to allow the market to gradually adjust, just like what we had done to cool the... Continue reading
  • 5RM - Blk 115 Rivervale Walk for Sale

    5rm - blk 115 rivervale walk for sale project name: blk 115 rivervale walk property type: hdb - 5rm guide price: sgd$ 480,000 price (psf): nil built-in area: 120 sqm tenure: 99 years [sm_hr] related properties   [posts_grid columns="3" rows="1" order_by="random" order="asc" meta="no" excerpt_count="0" link="yes" link_text="read more" category="featured-properties"] Continue reading
  • Spike in number of HDB flats sold below valuation

    published on dec 02, 2013 6:30 am by rachel au-yong the number of housing board flats being sold below valuation has rocketed, as tighter mortgage rules eat into demand. according to hdb's latest figures, 105 units were sold in october for less than their appraisal. this accounted for 7 per cent of the total resale volume, a marked increase on the averag... Continue reading
  • Time to say goodbye to unwanted calls: Do-Not-Call registry now open for registration

    published on dec 02, 2013 10:41 am source : http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/singapore/story/time-say-goodbye-unwanted-calls-do-not-call-registry-open-registration by irene tham consumers wanting to opt out of telemarketing calls can now list their numbers on a national do-not-call (dnc) registry, a month ahead of the official launch. if they ... Continue reading

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