Monthly Archives: February 2014

  • S'pore private home rent rates expected to fall

    there is now a growing consensus among analysts that rental rates for private homes will slide in the coming two years since the official data showed the first quarter-on-quarter decline in four years for private home rents. hopes that a growing expatriate population and resilient economic growth will lend support to rents have also dimmed since the lates... Continue reading
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  • Budget 2014: Too early to relax property cooling measures, says DPM Tharman

    by jonathan kwok it is still too early for the government to relax its property cooling measures, given the increase in home prices in the last four years, said deputy prime minister and finance minister tharman shanmugaratnam. the government will continue to monitor the real estate market and adjust its measures when necessary, he added. he said that t... Continue reading
  • Developers sweetening deals to woo home buyers

    developers appear to be becoming nervous about the slowing property market, with at least two projects dangling sweeteners to stir interest among wary buyers. market watchers tip that other developers will make similar moves to stir buyers into action. united engineers has been running a "promotion" for the three-bedroom loft units, penthouses and townhou... Continue reading
  • Home ownership still a key social pillar: Boon Wan

    [singapore] home ownership remains a key social pillar here, and the government will continue to help singaporeans realise their dreams of owning a home, said minister for national development khaw boon wan. in a posting on his housing matters blog yesterday, mr khaw wrote that home ownership "gives singaporeans a tangible stake in our country, financial ... Continue reading
  • 1,000 homes to launch along Sungei Punggol

    the mangrove-lined shores of the sungei punggol reservoir in sengkang are facing a flood of new private homes. around 1,000 new units will be on the market within two weeks in the fernvale area, which is near layar lrt. the riverbank @ fernvale, which has 555 units, sets the ball rolling with its launch tomorrow. that will be followed by the release of th... Continue reading
  • Rivertrees pricing set to top Riverbank's

    rivertrees residences, a waterfront condominium project in sengkang jointly developed by frasers centrepoint, far east orchard and sekisui house, is expected to be launched at a premium of $50-100 per square foot (psf) over its next-door competing project. prices for the units will start from $950 psf when the project is open for booking on feb 22, fraser... Continue reading
  • Wider mortgage rule exemptions expected to ensure soft landing

    the broadening of exemptions from tough mortgage rules will help property prices ease down gradually rather than go into a tailspin, analysts said yesterday. if not for monday's rule change by the central bank, some home owners may have been forced to sell units if they could not secure refinancing. this would have put further strain on an already falteri... Continue reading
  • MAS relaxes debt servicing rules for some home owners refinancing loans

      by fiona chan the monetary authority of singapore (mas) has relaxed a major curb on home loans to allow more home owners and investors to refinance their existing mortgages. the revised rules will only apply to home owners who are refinancing loans for homes that were bought before the tdsr came into effect on june 29 last year. the mas will exem... Continue reading

    (1). hdb median cov dropped to $3,000. overall hdb cash-over-valuation (cov) in january 2014 dropped $2,000 from december 2013 to register a new low of $3,000 since october 2006. the median cov of $3,000 is on par with the previous low in june 2009 during the global financial crisis. (2). seven out of 28 hdb towns saw zero or negative median cov. sengk... Continue reading
  • Median COV falls to $3k as fewer resale flats sold

    the housing board (hdb) resale market continued to cool last month, with fewer flats being sold and cash premiums hitting the lowest point in nearly eight years. while overall resale prices halted a slide which began last april, edging up 0.3 per cent, analysts expect them to resume their fall. initial singapore real estate exchange figures released yeste... Continue reading

    if you realise, whether is it christmas or chinese new year. the joyous moments is giving instead of receiving. when you have the ability to give you will enjoy giving happiness to people. however, do not just look at the monetary side of giving. try to give more love, care, help and concern to people around you. sooner or later you will realise it is easy to give and yet more impactful than anything else. happy chinese new year to everyone he... Continue reading

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