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

1. URA launches three residential sites for sale


The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has launched three residential sites for sale, which can yield up to 1,175 housing units. Read more

2. HDB launches largest supply of BTO flats since 2002


The Housing & Development Board (HDB) has launched four Built-to-Order (BTO) projects located in Hougang, Sembawang, Sengkang and Punggol. Read more

3. Private home prices climb 2.2% in Q1

Prices of Singapore’s private residential properties rose 2.2 percent in the first quarter, down from 2.7 percent in the previous quarter, reflecting the accumulated effects of the cooling measures implemented by the government. Read more

4. Resale flat prices up 1.6% in Q1


Resale prices of public flats experienced a slight increase in the first quarter, as the three rounds of cooling measures announced by the government made a cumulative impact. Read more

5. WP’s housing proposals slammed by Minister Mah


Housing will not be a make-or-break issue in the 2011 general elections, according to Mah Bow Tan, Minister of National Development. Read more

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