Here’s issue #17 of the 5 most important Singapore property news stories for the past week (thanks to Propertyguru).

1. PropertyGuru launches Singapore’s only dedicated property newspaper, Asia’s leading property portal, has launched the first and only dedicated property newspaper in Singapore – The PropertyGuru.

2. Govt identifies new SERS site in East Coast

The government has identified three blocks at East Coast Road — Blocks 1, 2 and 3 — to be redeveloped under the Selective En bloc Redevelopment Scheme (SERS).

3. Young buyers in Singapore shifting attention to Johor

Younger property buyers in Singapore are looking for alternative locations to purchase homes, with Johor emerging as a popular destination.

4. DBSS prices comparable to ECs

Design, Build and Sell Scheme (DBSS) flats are now being sold at prices comparable to those of Executive Condominiums (ECs), attributed to the strong interest DBSS units have been getting.

5. Rents of city fringe homes rising steadily

Rents for non-landed homes in the Rest of Central Region (RCR) are rising steadily, narrowing the rental gap between the prime districts and the RCR, according to CB Richard Ellis (CBRE).

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