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  • Aussie property market facing glut of new homes

    published 4 hours ago 6 0 0 with economy slowing and income growth at lowest, demand will weaken, say analysts sydney • a home-building frenzy that is shoring up australia's economy as the mining boom ends may also be what finally takes the steam out of one of the world's most expensive property markets. the case in point: green square. near... Continue reading
  • 'Property cooling measures to stay'

    published sep 18, 2015, 5:00 am sgt 517 2 5 grace leong residential prices will have to fall by as much as 15 per cent before the government considers relaxing the property cooling measures, economists say. they note that while home prices have come down, they still have some way to fall before a change of policy can be triggered, although the moves on interest rates in the united states may have some bearing as well. mr on... Continue reading
  • National Day Rally 2015: Income ceiling for buyers of new HDB flats raised from $10,000 to $12,000

    published 4 hours ago updated 1 hour ago 5368 5 0 chew hui min singapore - more singaporeans will be eligible to buy new housing board flats and executive condominiums (ecs) as the government will be raising the income ceiling of buyers. the income ceiling for couples buying new flats will go up from $10,000 to $12,000, while that for... Continue reading
  • Housing situation ‘much happier’ but more needs to be done: Khaw

    singapore: while the government has done much to address the public dissatisfaction with housing that came to the fore in the 2011 general election, national development minister khaw boon wan told today in an interview there remains more to be done, such as addressing the needs of singles and people who suddenly find themselves in financial hardship.... Continue reading
  • Not the right time yet to adjust property curbs: Khaw

    singapore: property-cooling measures will stay for now and the right time to adjust or even lift some of the temporary initiatives is when the market equilibrium is a lot more certain and sustainable, said national development minister khaw boon wan. private-home prices fell 0.9 per cent between april and june, continuing a slide for the seventh quarter... Continue reading
  • Analysts expect HDB resale market to stabilise

    yeo sam jo resale prices and volume for housing board flats may have gone down last month, but a market stabilisation is still in sight, said analysts. according to latest srx property data, overall resale prices dipped by 0.5 per cent last month, and down 4.3 per cent from a year ago. this was led mainly by the prices of five-room flats, which ... Continue reading
  • Demand up for high-end homes except for those on Sentosa

    rennie whang the outlook for home sales on sentosa is bleak but demand is growing for high-end homes elsewhere, including in surrounding district 4. about 10 units were sold at caribbean at keppel bay in the second quarter, up from three in the first, according to srx property data. in the primary market, eight units were moved at corals at kepp... Continue reading
  • HDB market stabilising

    yeo sam jo the housing board resale market has been in the doldrums for some years now, but the latest official data may give home owners some cheer. prices continued to fall, as they have for several months in a row, but the decline was a mere 0.4 per cent in the three months to june, hdb data showed. this was far better than the average decline of 1.4 per cent seen over the previous four quarters.   what was even more promisi... Continue reading
  • Private property prices fall again

    published jul 25, 2015, 5:00 am sgt 25 0 9 rennie whang private property prices fell again in the april to june period - the seventh consecutive quarter of decline. while the declines have been persistent, experts feel they have not been large enough to prompt the government to tweak cooling measures. prices fell 0.9 per cent in the second quarter after easing 1 per cent in the first quarter, according to urban redevelopmen... Continue reading
  • HDB resale volume surges 28% as prices dip

    5,286 homes change hands; slower pace of price decline signals a stabilising market yeo sam jo the housing board resale market saw a spike in transaction volume last quarter, even as prices dipped, the latest official data showed. resale flat volume climbed 27.8 per cent in the three months up to june 30, with 5,286 homes changing hands. this wa... Continue reading
  • Bumper profits for early BTO flats

    some in sengkang, punggol have tripled in value on resale market janice heng yeo sam jo build-to-order (bto) flats in sengkang and punggol may have been unpopular when they were first launched, with complaints over the location and the lack of amenities. but home buyers who signed up for the flats some 10 years ago are now having the last laugh, with the value of their homes nearly tripling. the straits times looked at data provid... Continue reading
  • HDB flats resale prices continue to slide, down 0.4% in Q2

    the drop in the resale price index released by the housing and development board (hdb) is the eighth consecutive quarter of decline, according to flash estimates. posted: 01 jul 2015 09:50   file photo of hdb flats. (photo: xabryna kek) singapore: flash estimates of the resale price index (rpi) for the second quarter of 2015 showed ... Continue reading
  • Private residential property prices continue to slide

    posted: 01 jul 2015 09:37 file photo of private housing in singapore. (photo: today) singapore: the overall private residential property index fell for a seventh straight quarter, with prices down by 0.9 per cent in the april to june period, compared to the 1 per cent decline in the previous quarter, according to urban redevelopment author... Continue reading
  • Private home resale prices dip by 0.6% in May: SPRI

    the decline is bigger than the revised 0.3 per cent drop in april. the data also showed that resale prices for private homes located in the central part of singapore dropped by 1 per cent, as compared with the previous month. posted: 30 jun 2015 00:34 photos file photo of a new private condominium under construction near the business district... Continue reading
  • Problems with increasing housing grant

    published on jun 29, 2015 12:52 am  434  4  0  0 print email i disagree with the calls to increase the higher-tier central provident fund housing grant for young couples who wish to buy a resale flat in mature estates so as to live close to their parents ("buy resale flat near parents? financial help is key: experts"; last tuesday). there are... Continue reading
  • Developers of ECs get creative to woo buyers

    singapore: developers of executive condominiums (ecs) are becoming more creative in their efforts to attract buyers amid softer market conditions. some have introduced new types of facilities in their projects, while others are offering yoga, dance and baking classes. advertising an upcoming ec in sengkang, called the vales ec, will offer two-stor... Continue reading

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  • Latest Changes : HDB Resale Transaction

    from 2 jun 2015, buyers who attend their resale first appointment and need to pay the 10% of the resale price or stamp fees in cash, can now make these payments on the day of resale completion.  the conveyancing fees, title search and caveat fees remain payable on the day of resale first appointment. with this enhancement, buyers no longer need to make an... Continue reading
  • Investing in foreign property can be risky, warns CASE

    case says that it received 13 complaints from consumers regarding their investment in foreign properties in the years 2013 and 2014. photos videos a property development in johor. (photo: raj nadarajan / today) enlarge caption  singapore: investing in an unfamiliar foreign market holds high risks, such as foreign currency fluctuati... Continue reading
  • Guidelines for foreign property ads by year-end

    today reports: such ads "often make positive claims about investment value, potential returns, but seldom clearly disclose risks", says the advertising standards authority of singapore. photos file photo of residential properties in horizon hills in johor. (photo: today)  enlarge caption  singapore: some were lured into buying an ove... Continue reading

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