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  • Further declines predicted for private home prices and rents in 2015

    prices of private condos could drop by another 5-10 per cent next year, consultants predict, as it looks unlikely that the measures designed to cool down the property market would be tweaked or lifted soon. however, the price tags on new sales could be "stickier" because developers have strengthened their holding power. (see infographic) dtz south-east a... Continue reading
  • Condo rents to drop by up to 10%: ANZ

    vacancies in the private residential market are set to inch up over the next few years as a supply glut looms, and this would exert further downward pressure on rents and, hence, investment returns. anz bank flagged in a report on friday that singapore's population growth is not enough to absorb the new housing supply between 2014 and 2017, with record completions of new homes posing a "supply shock". daniel wilson, economist for asean and pac... Continue reading
  • HDB resale prices at 40-month low: SRX

    prices of hdb resale flats dipped 0.8 per cent last month to a 40-month low, going by flash estimates from the singapore real estate exchange (srx). the monthly hdb resale price index published by srx property showed a 6.3 per cent year-on-year decline in hdb resale prices in november. property consultants are expecting a further softening of resale price... Continue reading
  • Mass-market homes 'face price pressure'

    the demand for mass-market flats has fallen sharply this year and is putting increasing pressure on prices, says ocbc investment research. it forecasts that prices could fall up to 15 per cent over the next two years while sales of new homes will stay muted next year. the numbers from this year point to the gloom ahead. there were only 6,800 private homes... Continue reading
  • Bigger share of new home loans now less risky

    levels of mortgage debt held by singapore households are easing further, thanks to government property cooling measures, a new report has concluded. ratings agency moody's also said in its report that the incidence of bad loans for high-end homes - a major source of recent concern - is also set to diminish. significantly, this means a positive credit outl... Continue reading
  • Closely watched HDB resale price index up for revision

    the housing and development board (hdb) will soon reveal more details on a revised methodology to compute the hdb resale price index (rpi). the board has been working with a consultant from the national university of singapore's department of real estate to review the index methodology, minister for national development khaw boon wan disclosed on wednesda... Continue reading
  • Rethink house price policies

    policymakers need to consider the relationship between homeownership and asset appreciation. as the majority of singaporeans became home owners, policymakers may have conflated the goal of home ownership with that of asset appreciation. this is mostly misguided. while house price inflation provides a boost to consumption because of the wealth effect, this benefit has to be weighed against its costs. not only do rising house prices cause anxi... Continue reading
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  • HDB's estimate of third-quarter Resale Price Index drops 1.6 per cent

    by david ee singapore - the housing board released its flash estimate of the resale price index (rpi) for the third quarter of this year on wednesday. it was 192.5, a decline of 1.6 per cent over the previous quarter. the rpi provides information on the general price movements in the resale public housing market. the transacted prices of individual flats ... Continue reading
  • Price squeeze on HDB resale flats tightens further

    by janice heng if the private property market is suffering price pangs, then those seeking to offload their public housing flats are under even greater pressure. housing board resale prices are still falling more steeply than those of private homes, official flash estimates showed yesterday. hdb prices fell 1.6 per cent in the third quarter, faster than t... Continue reading
  • Rise in unsold housing units on city fringe

    by rennie whang the property market's woes have spread from the luxury sector to more modestly priced homes on the city fringe as new loan curbs keep buyers in check. unsold units are piling up in areas such as bukit merah, kallang and marine parade, with developers forced to dangle big discounts to move homes. however, bucking the trend, uol group's 186-... Continue reading
  • Staggered downpayment for new HDB flats starting from September BTO exercise

    by janice heng singapore - existing housing board flat owners who buy a new two- or three-room flat in a non-mature estate can now choose to pay only half the required downpayment upfront, and the rest later. this staggered downpayment takes effect from the september build-to-order exercise, which began on wednesday. for those who are not taking a bank lo... Continue reading
  • Another happy seller and buyer

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  • Ageing population, restructuring could weigh on property prices: BofA Merrill Lynch

    by yasmine yahya singapore - home prices here could fall 20 per cent by 2016, depending on how the government moves on its economic restructuring policies and property cooling measures, bank of america merrill lynch has said in a new report. "we believe the fate of the market will depend very much on the direction of policy, particularly on restructurin... Continue reading
  • HDB resale prices continue to fall in August: SRX

    singapore: resale prices for housing and development board (hdb) flats fell for a seventh straight month, slipping 1.1 per cent month-on-month in august - marking a 31-month low since january 2012, according to the singapore real estate exchange (srx). according to the srx hdb flash report released on thursday (sep 4), june's hdb resale prices dropped 7.1... Continue reading
  • Resale market for Tanglin Halt hotting up

    housing board flats in tanglin halt are hitting the resale market and starting to fetch premiums after june's announcement that the estate will be redeveloped. at least two units have been sold since then, with more than 30 listed on property websites. such flats are attractive because their owners will eventually be offered brand new units at five sites ... Continue reading
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  • HDB resale flat prices dip for 6th straight month: SRX

    [singapore] as expected, hdb resale flat prices fell again for the sixth straight month to hit a low not seen since february 2012, going by figures from the singapore real estate exchange (srx). prices slipped 0.9 per cent last month, after a 0.8 per cent dip in june - proof that june's fall in prices was not due solely to the school holidays and the w... Continue reading
  • Singapore private home resale prices plumb 21-month low in July

    by melissa tan singapore - resale prices for private homes continued their slide in july to reach their lowest level in 21 months, according to singapore real estate exchange (srx) flash estimates released on monday. rents also fell to a 38-month low amidst greater competition for tenants. prices of resale private homes fell 1.3 per cent from june to july... Continue reading

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