Property Market in 2014 – A Watershed Year?

By Property Soul (guest contributor) The property market in 2014 started with a series of bad news from the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and the Housing and Development Board (HDB). How bad are the numbers? On 2nd January 2014, HDB announced that the HDB Resale Price Index continued to drop in the 4th Quarter of…

Singapore Property News This Week #137

Residential Wheelock unveils condo The Panorama in Ang Mo Kio Wheelock Properties has unveiled the condo project The Panorama in Ang Mo Kio Avenue 2, its first 99-year suburban condo project in Singapore in two decades. The development has 698 units in six blocks – two 20-storey blocks, four 17-storey blocks with two levels of…

Singapore Property News This Week #115

Residential Jurong EC plot bid breaks record An all-time record price for EC land has been made for a plot in Jurong, which has long been starved of new EC supply. The 99-year leasehold plot near Jurong Country Club received a top bid of $418.53 psf ppr with strong participation of 16 bidders. The buzz…

Singapore Property News This Week #28

Residential Reversal for prices of non-landed private homes – prices rose by 0.9% After three months of negative or zero growth, prices of non-landed private homes rose by 0.9% in October, according to National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Singapore Residential Price Index (SRPI). Prices of new launches were strong in the earlier months but prices…

Singapore Property – Top 5 News Stories This Week #10

Here’s issue #10 of the 5 most important Singapore property news stories for the past week (thanks to Propertyguru). 1. HDB releases 2 EC sites for sale The Housing & Development Board (HDB) has launched two executive condominium (EC) residential sites at Pasir Ris Drive 3 / Pasir Ris Rise and Yishun Avenue 7 /…

Singapore Property – Top 5 News Stories This Week #9

Here’s issue #9 of the 5 most important Singapore property news stories for the past week (thanks to Propertyguru). 1. Geylang Serai redevelopment plan unveiled The Ministry of National Development (MND) yesterday revealed its detailed plans for the redevelopment of Geylang Serai. 2. Housing, employment are pressing issues amongst most S’poreans Housing and employment are…

Can new HDB flats be cheaper?

By Getty Goh (guest contributor) In Singapore’s recent General Elections in May 2011, various issues on public housing were raised (i.e. the long waiting time as well as the high prices). As the topic on public housing is something very close to many Singaporeans’ hearts, I thought it would be relevant to write an article about…

Singapore Property Beginner’s Guide Part 1: Public and Private Housing

This is the first post in a series to help the absolute beginner understand the Singapore residential property market. Most people would be familiar with the content of these posts, but we believe even the old hands would learn a thing or two 🙂 What are the different of housing options available in Singapore? We…