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  • 18.09.2018

    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 […]

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    Last minute rush – Developers’ sales in July 2018

    August 16, 2018

    Real estate developers in Singapore released and sold more private homes in July 2018 compared to the preceding month. The jump in launch and sales volume were the result of the knee-jerk reaction triggered by the sudden, new round of cooling measures implemented by the Government on the evening of 5 July 2018. ZACD Executive […]

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    7月整体非有地私宅租金维持不变 (Rentals of private residential property and HDB flats stable in July 2018)

    August 10, 2018

    The full article can be found in Lianhe Zaobao, Finance Section, Page 38, 9 August 2018. Exclusively written by SLP Research & Consultancy Department. On Wednesday, 8 August 2018, real estate portal SRX Property released flash estimates on the rental trends for private non-landed residential properties and Housing and Development Board (HDB) flats in July […]

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    Will discounts on property prices work?

    August 1, 2018

    Many people in the real estate market have been caught by surprise, by the swiftness and harshness of the sudden announcement of the market cooling measures by the Singapore Government on 5 July 2018. These new cooling measures increase the uncertainties in the real estate market. Many potential homebuyers are curious to know what property […]

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    Completed condo prices rise at slower pace in June

    July 31, 2018

    The full article is published in The Straits Times, Business Section, Page C1, 31 July 2018. Prices of completed non-landed private homes increased 0.7 per cent month-on-month in June, with 0.4 per cent increase in prices for apartments, excluding small units, in the central region, and 0.8 per cent price increase outside the central region. […]

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