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…

Are the Effects of 7 Rounds of Property Cooling Measures Wearing Off?

By Mr. Propwise It’s been almost five months since the announcement of the seventh round of property cooling measures by the government, which imposed steeper stamp duties and lower loan-to-valuations for mortgages. Have the measures had their intended effect to curb the rapid rise of property prices in Singapore? 2013Q1 URA PPI moderated, but prices…

“No Money Down” Properties – Legit Scheme or Scam?

By guest contributor Gerald Tay There are many myths about doing property deals. Most contain a grain of truth – and a lot of misinformation. Several printed advertisements and mass emails in the past couple of years have been claiming that one can invest and own properties with no money down. One advertisement even claims…

Singapore Property Weekly Issue 74 now out

In this week’s issue: 5 Bestselling New Property Launches of September Do the Additional Stamp Duties and HDB Cash Over Valuation Make Sense? 5 Year Property Transaction History Now Here! Singapore Property News This Week Resale Property Transactions (October 3 – October 9) Happy reading! To wisdom and beyond, Singapore Property Weekly Issue 74

Singapore Property News This Week #32

Residential Redas holds meetings with industry players regarding cooling measures A series of meetings has been held by the Real Estate Developers’ Association of Singapore (Redas) with industry players such as developers, property consultants, brokerage analysts and lawyers to discuss the impact of the recently implemented cooling measures. They discussed the intended objectives of the…