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Singapore may benefit from Hong Kong’s rising office rents

Analysts say that Singapore’s commercial real estate sector will outperform Hong Kong’s in the medium term, with dramatic increases in office rents in Hong Kong this year and next.

Singapore property prices could drop six per cent, says Cheung Kong exec

Residential property prices in Singapore could see a dip of up to six per cent when interest rates begin rising, a senior executive from Cheung Kong Holdings told Reuters.

Strong second quarter results predicted for Singapore properties

With volumes of new home sales expected to reach 4,000 units, the Singapore property market is expected to have a healthy second quarter, according to CB Richard Ellis (CBRE).

Singapore developers showing less interest in government land sales

Singapore property developers will most likely be less aggressive and more selective in their bids for government land in the second half of 2011, analysts told Channel News Asia.

The most costly landed properties in Singapore are on Sentosa Island.

Landed luxury properties are still hot and in demand due to scarcity of land in Singapore especially in prime areas. The costliest landed properties in Singapore are in Sentosa where sites are said to have exchanged hands for more than $2400 (US$1,95) psf. This is also because there is no restriction to foreign buyers purchasing land in Sentosa, which is not the case in the rest of Singapore.

Singapore luxury properties like Hamilton-Scotts are not selling as well as lower range real estate.

Singapore’s luxury property market has been underperforming despite the overall property boom in the country over the last year, according to analysts. Analysts said most buyers of luxury properties – mostly foreign investors – are turning cautious about buying their next multi-million-dollar home due to the uncertain global economy, Today reported.

Singapore’s Dragon Mansion up for collective sale

Singapore prime residential freehold property Dragon Mansion at 14 Spottiswoode Park has been put up for collective sale by Jones Lang LaSalle, Today newspaper has reported.

Laguna Park has advantage over Pine Grove between rival Singapore en bloc property sales

Laguna Park has the advantage over Pine Grove in a comparison between the two most expensive en block properties up for Singapore right now, analysts told Today. Laguna Park is on the block for about S$1.33 billion while Pine Grove is asking for about S$1.7 billion – but analysts said Laguna Parks’ sea view frontage along Marine Parade Road and its rectangle-shaped plot will give it the edge in terms of attracting potential developers to bid for it.

Singapore property market focus: A roller-coaster ride

Andrew Batt Property Report 31.05.2011
Investor interest. A packed audience at the recent SMART Property Expo in Singapore listen to words of wisdom from Mohamed Ismail of PropNex Realty.

It seems that everyone has their own opinion about which way Singapore’s residential property market is heading. Almost all will agree that the stratospheric price rises of last year will not be repeated anytime in the near future, however the most recent figure shows that prices at least are still below pre-global financial crisis levels.

The fifth phase of Biopolis business park is expected to be completed in 2013.

Singapore’s industrial property sector looks to outperform residential, retail, and office property over the next few years, after a dynamite 2010 and first quarter of 2011. Donald Han, vice-chairman of property consultants at Cushman and Wakefield, said capital values for industrial properties rose as much as 22 per cent last year.

The fifth phase of Biopolis business park is expected to be completed in 2013.

Singapore’s industrial property sector looks to outperform residential, retail, and office property over the next few years, after a dynamite 2010 and first quarter of 2011. Donald Han, vice-chairman of property consultants at Cushman and Wakefield, said capital values for industrial properties rose as much as 22 per cent last year.

Singapore: Income ceiling for HDB flats may be raised

First-time home buyers in Singapore will welcome the call to raise the income ceiling to qualify for new Housing Development Board (HDB) flats. National Development Minister Mah Bow Tan has hinted that the income ceiling for new build-to-order (BTO) flats could be raised to S$10,000 (US$ 8,120) – from the current S$8,000 (US$ 6,500) – after the general election, Today newspaper reported.

Singapore Good Class Bungalow sales picking up

Despite a slow first quarter, sales of Good Class Bungalows (GCBs) in Singapore are on the rise again. URA Realis and RealStar Premier Properties both had significant sale increases in April, according to the Business Times.

Malacca’s massive Hatten City project launches

The RM2 billion (US$672.9 million) mixed-use Hatten City project in Malacca was launched last week by Chief Minister Datuk Seri Moh Ali Rustam.

Singapore home sales rise after fouth months of decline

Andrew Batt Property Report 16.04.2011
NSP secretary-general Goh Meng Seng has proposed ways to lower housing costs for Singaporeans.

Property has entered the political fray in Singapore’s election season, as Minister for National Development Mah Bow Tan recently criticized the Opposition party’s idea on how to provide cheaper housing.

Singapore home sales rise after fouth months of decline

Sales of private residential properties in Singapore increased during March, the first rise after four consecutive months of decline.

CDL and IOI ink South Beach restructruing deal

Singapore’s City Developments Ltd has entered into an agreement with Malaysian conglomerate IOI Corp to restructure its South Beach property project.

Singapore housing issues may not figure largely in upcoming general election

The state of Singapore’s housing has been widely considered to be a hot-button issue in the country’s upcoming general election, but a recent poll from Today reveals otherwise.

 
Singapore’s HDB launches iPhone app, new projects

Singapore’s Housing and Development Board (HDB) has announced it will launch a new iPhone app, Mobile@HDB, to enable iPhone users to obtain the details of HDB sales launches on the go.

 
 

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