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Singapore Property News This Week #170

Residential Revised URA guidelines limits cluster housing development In recent years, residents have raised concerns about overcrowding in areas such as Toh Estate and Telok Kurau Estate. With more developers building homes in these areas, problems such as traffic and parking congestions were brought up. To ease overcrowding concerns in some of these landed estates, […]

Understanding, Measuring and Comparing Rates of Return in Property Investing

By Gerald Tay (guest contributor) I’ve received feedback, both positive as well as negative, on my previous article Property Valuation – Money Not Math. In that article I explained how many investors are playing guess work with their investments because they fail to understand how to get their yields right. I heavily criticised the current […]

Singapore Property Weekly Issue 169 now out

In this week’s issue: Understanding, Measuring and Comparing Rates of Return in Property Investing Singapore Property News This Week Resale Property Transactions (August 6 – August 12) Happy reading! To wisdom and beyond, Singapore Property Weekly Issue 170 by Propwise.sg

Singapore Property News This Week #169

Residential Seller’s stamp duty curbs speculation   According to a study by Ngee Ann Polytechnic, subsales for non-land high-end private homes that were lodged for H1 were from units that were bought between 2009 and 2010. Similarly, in the mass-market segment, 73 per cent of subsale transactions involved properties bought in 2009 and 2010. Since […]

4 Reasons Why the New Thomson-East Coast Line Might Not Be Good for Property Owners

By Property Soul (Guest Contributor) On August 15, the Land Transport Authority and Singapore Land Authority issued a joint press release that Singapore is going to have a sixth MRT line known as the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL). This is a follow-up on the Jan 2013 announcement about the construction of two new MRT lines […]

Singapore Property Weekly Issue 169 now out

In this week’s issue: 4 Reasons Why the New Thomson-East Coast Line Might Not Be Good for Property Owners Singapore Property News This Week Resale Property Transactions (July 30 – August 5) Happy reading! To wisdom and beyond, Singapore Property Weekly Issue 169

Singapore Property News This Week #168

Residential H1 private homes rental yield increasing   Data from the Urban Redevelopment Authority that was compiled by STProperty showed that the gross rental yields for private homes has increased in H1 2014, especially in the suburban area of Singapore. The gross rental yields are measured based on the annual median gross rent per square foot […]

5 Reasons Why REITs are Better than Physical Property Investments

By Calvin Yeo (guest contributor) Property investing is getting tougher in Singapore. The cooling measures, especially the Total Debt Servicing Ratio, Additional Buyer Stamp Duties as well as the Seller Stamp Duties have made it much harder for Singaporeans to invest in physical properties. REITs as an Alternative to Property Investments So what should a […]

Singapore Property Weekly Issue 168 now out

In this week’s issue: 5 Reasons Why REITs are Better than Physical Property Investments Singapore Property News This Week Resale Property Transactions (July 23 – July 29) Happy reading! To wisdom and beyond, Singapore Property Weekly Issue 168

Singapore Property News This Week #167

Residential Private home price continues to fall   According to the National University of Singapore, the Singapore Residential Price Index (SRPI) has decreased by one per cent month-on-month in June. Nonetheless, the price index which reflects changes in the market for private condos is still 36.1 per cent higher than in January 2008. Data from […]