Buyers versus Sellers – Who will blink first?

By Getty Goh (guest contributor) People who have read my articles or spoken to me before may go away with the thinking that I am a perennial pessimist. In the last few months, I have been telling my friends and potential clients to stay away from the property market. Some reasons behind my views are: (1)…

Will Interest Rates Go Up Soon?

By Mr. Propwise Many people are concerned that the current low interest rate environment in Singapore could end by the end of this year, driving up the cost of mortgages and putting pressure on the property market. In this article we take a look at how interest rates in Singapore are determined, and where they…

Residential properties: Why are investors still buying?

By Ku Swee Yong (guest contributor) Despite round after round of cooling measures in 2010 and 2011, many investors remain eager to park their funds in residential properties. The tightening measures have merely relegated a fraction of the investors to the sidelines and, while they watch the market closely, others continue to invest. Why are investors…

Singapore Property Market Sentiment Significantly Affected By New Measures

In a recent survey I carried out to Propwise.sg subscribers, 66% of the 269 respondents believe that the current fourth round of property control measures by the government are sufficiently harsh to prevent the formation (or worsening) of a property bubble in Singapore. 71% of the respondents believe that property prices will stay flat or…