Singapore Property News This Week #145

Residential Minister Khaw: more help for elderly’s housing In a post-Budget dialogue with grassroots leaders on February 23, National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan was reported to say that the ministry will consider expanding the Lease Buyback Scheme which can aid the elderly in monetising their housing assets. The ministry is also reviewing suggestions of…

Singapore Property News This Week #135

Residential November new home sales: buyers more selective on location and pricing November’s sales figures for new private homes show that buyers are now more selective on location and attractive pricing. According to data from the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), developers moved 1,228 units (excluding executive condominiums) in November, which is a 15 percent increase…

Singapore Property News This Week #106

Residential Developers optimistic about EC market Provisional results on 31 May 2013’s tender for an EC site in Sengkang showed developers’ confidence about prospects for this market segment, despite measures introduced in January. More recently, there have been strong hints from the government that it will change its housing subsidy of up to $30,000 for…

Singapore Property News This Week #79

Residential 6,463 BTO flats launched in 7 HDB projects, with at least another 20,000 next year The 6,463 new BTO flats launched brought the total number of BTO flats launched in 2012 to a record-breaking 27,084 units. Including the 7,153 balance flats launched earlier in the Sale of Balance Flats (SBF) Exercises, a total of…

Singapore Property News This Week #47

Residential Freehold Cavenagh Gardens on the collective sale market The site located along Cavenagh Road is asking for $460 – 480 million or $1,708 – $1,782 psf ppr based on a 2.1 gross plot ratio (excluding balcony allowance) or $1,553 to $1,620 psf ppr (including balcony allowance). The 128,256-sq ft site is zoned residential and…

Singapore Property News This Week #41

Residential A slew of projects awaiting their launches The slew of projects waiting to be launched include both residential and office projects. First up for the residential projects is Tuan Sing’s Seletar Park Residence located in Seletar. The 99-year leasehold 276-unit, five-storey condominium development consists of 93 one-bedroom, 113 two-bedroom, 46 three-bedroom and 24 four-bedroom…

Singapore Property – Top 4 News Stories This Week #4

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…

Singapore Property – Top 5 News Stories This Week

We’re pleased to bring you a new segment – the Top 5 Singapore Property news stories of the week. We know many of our readers are busy folk, and have limited time to keep up with the flood of news stories coming out every day. So, with the help of PropertyGuru, we have prepared a…

Singapore Property Beginner’s Guide Part 2: Districts and Planning Areas

Following our first post about public and private housing types, this post is the second in our series to help the absolute beginner understand the Singapore property market. We’ll be discussing the different districts and planning areas. You often hear about districts 9, 10 and 11 being the “hot” areas, but what exactly do they…