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  • 20181218-SLP

    Status of the residential enbloc market, property market outlook 2019 and Woodlands Avenue 2 GLS White Site

    December 20, 2018

    On Monday morning (17 December), ZACD Group Executive Director, Nicholas Mak sat down with MoneyFM 83.9 to talk about 3 interesting topics regarding the Singapore property market: Status of the residential enbloc sale market Residential property market outlook for 2019 Woodlands Ave 2 – GLS white site on the reserve list Listen to the radio […]

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    Private home prices likely to rise next year despite oversupply – CNA Property Market Special

    December 20, 2018

    Private home prices are forecast to inch up by 2 to 4 per cent in 2019 even as industry watchers say that new residential units could reach an oversupply. ZACD Group Executive Director, Nicholas Mak, in an interview with Channel News Asia, said that any price reduction by developers could result in buyers holding back […]

  • Woodlands Avenue 2 GLS White Site released   

    December 13, 2018

    On 11 December 2018, the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) made available a 2.75 ha “white site” in the Woodlands Regional Centre for application under the Reserve List of the Government Land Sales programme for the second half of 2018. According to Nicholas Mak, executive director at ZACD Group, due to the complexity and development restrictions […]

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    4 GLS Sites released: keen developer interest expected for Bugis GLS sites

    December 11, 2018

    On 30 November, URA launched 2 GLS sites on the confirmed list for sale by tender and released another 2 GLS sites on the reserve list for the application. The confirmed list sites are located at Sims Drive and Middle Road, whereas the reserve list sites are located at Tan Quee Lan Street and Dairy […]

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    Property Developers’ sales in August 2018

    September 24, 2018

    A version of this article is published in The Business Times, Homepage, 18 September 2018, with the headline ‘2018 new home sales forecast to wilt by a quarter’. In August 2018, developers sold 616 private residential units (excluding Executive Condominiums) in August 2018. This was a significant drop of 64.3% from the 1,724 units sold […]

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    Woodlands: Industry’s magnetic north

    September 13, 2018

    Woodlands: Industry’s magnetic north Written by Research and Consultant Department SLP Given the recent cooling measures affecting residential property purchases in Singapore, some investors could turn to alternative real estate investment classes such as industrial properties which has areas of growth, as well as challenges. One area in Singapore that is attracting the attention of investors […]

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    HDB BTO & ROF exercise for August 2018

    September 5, 2018

    A version of this article is published in The Straits Times, Top of the news Section, Page A8, 4 September 2018, with the headline ‘Demand for new Punggol BTO flats far exceeds that for Yishun’. Alternatively, a Chinese version of this article is published in Lianhe Zaobao, Singapore Section, 4 September 2018. Exclusively written by […]

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    Close of tender of GLS sites at Jalan Jurong Kechil and Dairy Farm Road

    September 4, 2018

    Exclusively written by SLP Research & Consultancy Dept. On 4 September, the public tender for two 99-year leasehold private residential development sites under the Confirmed List of the Government Land Sales (GLS) Programme closed. The sites are located at Jalan Jurong Kechil and Dairy Farm Road. This round of GLS tenders is closely watched by […]

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    Tender closing for Canberra Link (EC) GLS site

    September 4, 2018

    Exclusively written by SLP Research & Consultancy Dept. Almost two months after the government surprised the market by introducing a new round of property market cooling measures, three Government Land Sale (GLS) tenders closed on 4 September. This is a major test of the real estate developers’ confidence in the future of the residential property […]

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    Public housing matters mentioned in the National Day Rally speech on 19 August 2018

    August 21, 2018

    As the lease of Housing and Development Board (HDB) gradually shortens, there were concerns among some HDB flat owners about the value of their flats depreciating in the future. There are several factors that could affect the values of any real estate, such as economic growth, market sentiments, population size, job market, location, design and […]