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News & View - 27th March 2019

Real estate agents back in vogue: Poll

Property agents are back in fashion, according to the latest survey by the Council for Estate Agencies (CEA), with 72 per cent of the public saying they plan to engage one for future transactions.

This is up from 60 per cent in the last such survey in 2015 and 66 per cent in the previous one in 2012.

Minister of State for National Development Zaqy Mohamad pointed to…

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Added by Geoffery Ho on March 28, 2019 at 20:56 — No Comments

News & View - 25th March 2019

Treasure sells 272 units on launch weekend

Singapore’s largest condominium Treasure at Tampines moved 272 units at an average S$1,280 per sq ft (psf) over its launch weekend.

That translates to about 12 per cent of the 2,203 units in all, and about 56 per cent of the 490 units developer Sim Lian launched over the weekend.

The performance, which experts deemed as "credible", is likely to be monitored closely by…

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Added by Geoffery Ho on March 28, 2019 at 20:40 — No Comments

News & View - 21st March 2019

Boulevard 88 sells 20 units during previews, mostly four-bedroom units

High-end freehold project Boulevard 88 in prime district 10 has sold 20 of the 25 units released so far, with most of the units sold being four bedroom apartments.

Sales for the 20 units totalled over S$160 million, while the average selling price worked out to S$3,550 per square foot.

City Developments Limited (CDL) and its joint venture…

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Added by Geoffery Ho on March 28, 2019 at 20:30 — No Comments

News & View - 20th March 2019

Braddell View in bid to sell en bloc for $2.08b

Braddell View is trying its luck for a collective sale via public tender of its sprawling hilltop site for $2.08 billion on March 27.

The tender for the largest of Singapore's 18 former Housing and Urban Development Company estates will close at 3pm on May 28.

This is the second megasite in a month to jump on the collective sale bandwagon even as prospects are…

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Added by Geoffery Ho on March 28, 2019 at 20:29 — No Comments

News & View - 19th March 2019

Casa Sophia relaunches for collective sale at lower 

Casa Sophia in District 9 on Monday relaunched for collective sale by private treaty with a lower asking price of S$30 million.

The project first launched with a reserve price of S$36 million or S$1,390 per square foot per plot ratio (psf ppr) in July 2018, shortly after the latest round of property cooling measures was announced.

Most of the owners have…

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Added by Geoffery Ho on March 28, 2019 at 20:28 — No Comments

News & View - 8th March 2019

8 March 2019

RESIDENTIAL MARKET

MND unveils three new moves to help HDB buyers

New Housing Board projects will be made public six months before they go on sale instead of three, while ballot times will be halved to three weeks in a series of moves meant to improve the home-buying process.

Both changes will apply from the May sales exercise…

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Added by Geoffery Ho on March 8, 2019 at 12:31 — No Comments

News & Views - 25th Feb 2019

25 February 2019

RESIDENTIAL MARKET

Older buyers of 2-room flexi flats pick short lease

About nine in 10 older buyers of HDB's two-room flexi flats have chosen shorter leases, an option that frees up more cash for them.

The lease lengths range from 15 to 45 years. Only those aged 55 and above qualify to take up this option.

Started in…

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Added by Geoffery Ho on March 8, 2019 at 12:00 — No Comments

News & Views - 22nd Feb 2019

19 February 2019

RESIDENTIAL MARKET

Luxury homes retain appeal despite curbs

Some of Singapore's most desirable houses come with a catch: Only locals can own them.

That foreign buyers - notably from China - who for years helped drive demand for luxury homes, cannot buy these dwellings has not dented their appeal. Their scarcity and the exclusivity they…

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Added by Geoffery Ho on February 28, 2019 at 17:20 — No Comments

News & View - 18th Feb 2019

18 February 2019

RESIDENTIAL MARKET

January new home sales down 17.8%

The post-festive Christmas lethargy and the prospect of an earlier Chinese New Year hit home sales in January.

Developers sold 433 homes in the month, down 17.8 per cent on the 527 moved in January last year, and 28 per cent below December's tally of 602 sales.

January…

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Added by Geoffery Ho on February 28, 2019 at 17:17 — No Comments

News & Views - 8th Feb 2019

8 February 2019

RESIDENTIAL MARKET

Home buyers can get unsold HDB flats faster under new sales option

Eager home buyers can soon book a Housing Board flat the next working day after applying.

A new sales option will offer unsold flats on a rolling basis, available for booking any time.

The first batch of 120 flats under the new scheme…

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Added by Geoffery Ho on February 8, 2019 at 15:38 — No Comments

News & Views - 30th Jan 2019

30 January 2019

RESIDENTIAL MARKET

Gilstead Court, Lakeside Apartments relaunched for collective sale, with ongoing bids to lower reserve prices

Two sites, Gilstead Court and Lakeside Apartments, are back on the market for sale en bloc, likely with lower reserve prices amid the cooling collective sale fever.

Freehold Gilstead Court in the Novena-Newton…

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Added by Geoffery Ho on February 7, 2019 at 17:45 — No Comments

News & Views - 29th Jan 2019

29 January 2019

RESIDENTIAL MARKET

Completed condo prices up 0.1% in Dec, first increase since August: NUS index

Prices of completed private apartments and condominiums in Singapore edged up in December by 0.1 per cent from the previous month.

This is the first month-on-month price rise for such properties since August 2018, following a revised 0.5 per cent…

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Added by Geoffery Ho on February 7, 2019 at 17:44 — No Comments

News & Views - 28th Jan 2019

28 January 2019

RESIDENTIAL MARKET

More flats sold in 2018, with 71 going for $1m and above

More Housing Board flats changed hands last year, with a record 71 flats sold for $1 million or more each.

This came as resale prices slipped for a fifth straight year, hitting a seven-year low.

In all, 23,099 resale flats were sold last year, 4.6…

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Added by Geoffery Ho on February 7, 2019 at 17:43 — No Comments

News & Views - 16th Jan 2019

16 January 2019

RESIDENTIAL MARKET

Plunge in new private home sales in December

Developers in Singapore sold 602 private homes last month, about half the 1,201 units they moved in November, due to the absence of new project launches and the typical slowdown in marketing activity during the year-end holidays.

The figures were released by the Urban…

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Added by Geoffery Ho on February 7, 2019 at 17:39 — No Comments

News & Views - 14th Jan 2019

14 January 2019

RESIDENTIAL MARKET

The property merry-go-round: anomalies in the market

It used to be that properties in Good Class Bungalow (GCB) Areas - the most prestigious form of landed housing in Singapore - were bought by Singapore's captains of industry, tycoons and well-heeled foreigners turned Singaporeans.

In recent years, however, Singaporeans…

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Added by Geoffery Ho on February 7, 2019 at 17:31 — No Comments

News & Views - 11th Jan 2019

11 January 2019

RESIDENTIAL MARKET

Singapore home sales face crucial litmus test

It’s only the second week of 2019 and Singapore's residential home sales market is already facing a S$1.1 billion litmus test.

Horizon Towers, an older-style building near the Orchard Road shopping district, has gone on the market for that price, gunning for redevelopment a…

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Added by Geoffery Ho on February 7, 2019 at 17:31 — No Comments

News & Views - 10th Jan 2019

10 January 2019

RESIDENTIAL MARKET

Leonie Gardens seeks to go en bloc again at $800m

Leonie Gardens joins a growing list of die-hard sellers trying their luck to go en bloc in the new year.

The prime District 9 condominium in Leonie Hill, whose collective sales agreement expires in May, relaunched its tender for a second time at the same reserve price of…

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Added by Geoffery Ho on February 7, 2019 at 17:30 — No Comments

News & Views - 9th Jan 2019

9 January 2019

RESIDENTIAL MARKET

RV Altitude, Fyve Derbyshire and Fourth Avenue Residences poised to kick off 2019 launches

RV Altitude, Fyve Derbyshire and Fourth Avenue Residences are gearing up for launch next week, setting the stage for the first string of property launches for 2019.

Roxy-Pacific Holdings' freehold developments RV Altitude and Fyve…

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Added by Geoffery Ho on February 7, 2019 at 17:25 — No Comments

News & Views - 8th Jan 2019

8 January 2019

RESIDENTIAL MARKET

$550m guide price for HighPoint collective sale

The HighPoint condo block in Mount Elizabeth Road has been listed for collective sale with a guide price of $550 million, marketing agent CBRE said yesterday.

The block sits on a freehold site and has 57 apartments and two penthouses. It is on a cul-de-sac plot with a land…

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Added by Geoffery Ho on February 7, 2019 at 17:24 — No Comments

New Singapore Property Cooling Measures – The Show Has Just Begun

What a roller-coaster last week for Singapore’s real estate market. It was a surprisingly well-coordinated good show put up by the Singapore government, complemented by the parts played by different stakeholders in the industry, with an unexpected ending of the cooling measures announcement. Here’s a day-by-day account of this show:



Day 1: URA Q2 Estimate and PropNex IPO



The show kicked off on Monday when URA showed an increase of 3.4 percent in its flash estimate’s of 2nd… Continue

Added by Geoffery Ho on July 17, 2018 at 22:24 — No Comments

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Hdb to Pte avoid ABSD issue

Created by Geoffery Ho Feb 14, 2019 at 10:18pm. Last updated by Geoffery Ho Feb 14.

The Troubling Implications of Owning a 40-Year old HDB Flat

Created by Geoffery Ho Feb 14, 2019 at 9:21pm. Last updated by Geoffery Ho Feb 14.

HDB Industrial New Policies - 1st June 2015

Created by Geoffery Ho Jul 22, 2015 at 12:53pm. Last updated by Geoffery Ho Jul 22, 2015.

What you should know about ECs

Created by Geoffery Ho Oct 1, 2014 at 11:34am. Last updated by Geoffery Ho Oct 1, 2014.

8 Things You Should Know When Using CPF for Property

Created by Geoffery Ho Aug 19, 2014 at 9:32pm. Last updated by Geoffery Ho Aug 19, 2014.

Eligibility to Buy PTE or HDB

Created by Geoffery Ho Jun 6, 2011 at 7:03pm. Last updated by Geoffery Ho Aug 18, 2014.

Can Private Property Owners (Local or Overseas) buy HDB Flat (New or Resale)?

Created by Geoffery Ho Jun 3, 2014 at 9:21pm. Last updated by Geoffery Ho Jun 3, 2014.

CPF property rules: 4 things you may not know

Created by Geoffery Ho Aug 2, 2009 at 11:15pm. Last updated by Geoffery Ho May 8, 2014.

Thinking Of A Career With Us?

Created by Geoffery Ho Jun 29, 2009 at 10:54pm. Last updated by Geoffery Ho May 7, 2014.

HDB & PTE : Online e-Services & Utilities Application

Created by Geoffery Ho Oct 21, 2009 at 11:53pm. Last updated by Geoffery Ho Apr 13, 2014.

Progessive vs Deferrment Payment Charts

Created by Geoffery Ho Feb 8, 2014 at 1:38am. Last updated by Geoffery Ho Feb 8, 2014.

Can You Trust Your Property Agent in Singapore? Take these 5 Steps to Confidence!

Created by Geoffery Ho Nov 11, 2013 at 11:31pm. Last updated by Geoffery Ho Nov 11, 2013.

Commission GuideLines

Created by Geoffery Ho Sep 21, 2013 at 10:58pm. Last updated by Geoffery Ho Sep 21, 2013.

Total Debt Servicing Ratio (TDSR) and How It Affects Your Loans

Created by Geoffery Ho Aug 26, 2013 at 11:27pm. Last updated by Geoffery Ho Sep 14, 2013.

Banks' Home Loan Comparison & Mortgage Calculators

Created by Geoffery Ho Oct 14, 2008 at 1:05pm. Last updated by Geoffery Ho Apr 16, 2013.

Financing A Commercial Property

Created by Geoffery Ho Apr 16, 2013 at 12:12am. Last updated by Geoffery Ho Apr 16, 2013.

URA Guidelines On Retail Unit Size & Corridor Width

Created by Geoffery Ho Apr 8, 2013 at 12:25am. Last updated by Geoffery Ho Apr 8, 2013.

THE HOUSING LOAN INFO & TIPS

Created by Geoffery Ho Sep 18, 2008 at 1:26am. Last updated by Geoffery Ho Mar 31, 2013.

Type Of Property & EC in Singapore

Created by Geoffery Ho Mar 11, 2013 at 10:00pm. Last updated by Geoffery Ho Mar 11, 2013.

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Draft Master Plan - West Economy

Started by Geoffery Ho in Information May 7, 2014.

CPF FOR PURCHASE OF HDB FLATS LESS THAN 60 YEARS 2 Replies

Started by Geoffery Ho in Information. Last reply by Geoffery Ho Apr 13, 2014.

How Singapore’s Latest HDB Cooling Measures Affect You 1 Reply

Started by Geoffery Ho in Information. Last reply by Geoffery Ho Oct 8, 2013.

HDB flat sellers left in tight spot by new rules

Started by Geoffery Ho in Question Aug 29, 2013.

Watch the wording in 'offer to purchase' letter

Started by Geoffery Ho in Others Aug 14, 2013.

Why Singapore's property continues to rise...

Started by Geoffery Ho in Question Apr 16, 2013.

3 SMARTER WAYS TO SAVE INTEREST ON MORTGAGE

Started by Geoffery Ho in Information Apr 16, 2013.

Feng Shui Tips to Revitalize Your Home 2 Replies

Started by Geoffery Ho in Leisure. Last reply by Geoffery Ho Sep 29, 2012.

3 Lessons From the Sky Habitat Sale

Started by Varchel in Information Sep 17, 2012.

FAQs 3 Replies

Started by Geoffery Ho in Question. Last reply by Geoffery Ho Jul 12, 2012.

99-Year vs Freehold

Started by Geoffery Ho in Information. Last reply by Geoffery Ho Sep 21, 2010.

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: Keeping speculators at bay 8 Replies

Started by Geoffery Ho in Question. Last reply by Geoffery Ho Sep 14, 2010.

Potential Growth Areas (Residential) - Where to buy?

Started by Geoffery Ho in Others Mar 23, 2010.

How to avoid conflict in real estate transaction 2 Replies

Started by Geoffery Ho in Others. Last reply by Geoffery Ho Nov 9, 2009.

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