GCB market to take a breather this year?

2019-10-09T15:24:59+08:00February 7th, 2019|Property Market News|

The Good Class Bungalow (GCB) market may take a breather in 2019 from the strong showing last year, according to some observers, who highlight among other things an exceptionally high base in 2018, with several big-ticket transactions.   The total value of deals in GCB Areas climbed 16 per cent to S$1.03 billion in

The role of real estate in a diversified portfolio

2019-10-09T15:10:09+08:00January 12th, 2019|Property Market News|

Real estate has long been seen as a rich hunting ground for investment returns by institutional and individual investors alike.   Sophisticated institutional investors such as sovereign wealth funds typically adopt a systematic asset allocation approach that explicitly aims to take advantage of the potential diversification benefits of including real estate in a multi-asset

Look ahead 2019: 3 things to watch out for housing & property

2019-10-09T16:18:26+08:00December 20th, 2018|Property Market News|

1 Developers likely to spread out launches With an ample supply of homes in the pipeline, and buying decisions still tempered by last year's cooling measures, higher interest rates and geopolitical tensions, developers are likely to spread out their project launches to maintain sale prices, analysts say. Since July, the median prices of new

Govt releases land sites for sale

2019-10-09T16:24:26+08:00November 1st, 2018|Property Market News|

Two residential sites - in Kampong Java Road and Tampines Avenue 10 - are up for grabs under the Government Land Sales programme.   A mixed-use plot in Marina View is available for application under the reserved list. The three sites can yield about 2,000 homes.   The government land tenders that closed in

First study on impact of declining HDB leases seen leaving out too many factors

2019-10-09T15:02:49+08:00September 7th, 2018|Property Market News|

What’s said to be the first attempt to quantify the price impact of declining leases on HDB flats has drawn criticism that the study ignores too many of the factors that operate in the Singapore property market.   The study by UrbanZoom, a homegrown artificial-intelligence-enabled research portal, found that HDB flats would depreciate, on

Singapore slips to 8th costliest place in Asia for mid-market home rentals

2019-10-09T14:30:05+08:00January 19th, 2018|Property Market News|

Singapore continued to slide down the list of most expensive places in Asia for mid-market rentals, according to a survey by ECA International published yesterday. The country is now ranked eighth, down one notch from the previous year. In 2016, Singapore was placed fourth. Lee Quane, ECA International's regional director for Asia, said: "This

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