Here’s the slightly delayed issue #4 of the 4 most important Singapore property news stories for the past week (thanks to Propertyguru).

1. Govt plans more housing in Central, West regions

The Singapore government will boost housing in line with the population growth, and plans to expand towns like Sengkang, Choa Chu Kang, Yishun and Punggol over the next 45 to 50 years, said National Development Minister Mah Bow Tan at the URA Corporate Plan Seminar 2011. Read more

2. Singapore economy remains robust

The Singapore economy continued to grow in the first quarter, climbing 23.5 percent on a seasonally-adjusted quarter-on-quarter annualised basis, compared to 12.0 percent in the previous quarter. Read more

3. HDB seizes 39 flats

The Housing Development Board (HDB) stepped up enforcement against the illegal subletting of public flats last year, carrying out 7,000 flat inspections, up from the 3,000 flats inspected in 2009. Read more

4. New rules to protect buyers, sellers

New property measures to protect property buyers and sellers were passed in the Parliament yesterday and are expected to take effect on 1 August. Read more

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