7 Singapore Property Market Trends in 2014 and Beyond

By Paul Ho (Guest Contributor) The numerous property cooling regulations imposed by the MND, URA, MAS and IRAS have done much to curb the speculative fever in the property market, but regulations to stop the latent demand are futile. In short, if there are 20,000 people needing houses and only 10,000 houses, then prices will…

The Impact of the 6th Round of Property Cooling Measures

By Mr. Propwise The MAS announcement on October 5, 2012 of the new restrictions on mortgages has been well covered by the media. In this article I will focus more on my thoughts on the impact of these measures on the market, and also present some concrete illustrations of how these measures will impact different…

Are Shoebox Residential Units Profitable Investments?

By Mr. Propwise Shoebox apartments (aka “mickey mouse” apartments) have become increasingly popular in recent years, with caveats lodged rising from fewer than 30 in 2004 to more than 1,900 units in 2010. They are becoming a more prominent feature in our private housing landscape – they made up just 6% of new private home…