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Quick, buy something!

Property Report 30.10.2012
Quick, buy something!

It was just a matter of time; Singapore introduced the latest round of cooling measures in the beginning of October and last Friday Hong Kong then followed suit, imposing a 15 percent tax on foreign buyers. In both instances, the measures are intended to curb the rise in property prices, which have continued to rise despite several rounds of government interventions over the past couple of years.

Property investors keen on Tiong Bahru

Tiong Bahru may have few amenities to boast about but that has not deterred property investors and tenants from scouting for homes.

Demand for housing in Singapore – is it sustainable?

One of the local media reporters recently asked me if I thought that the demand for housing in Singapore was sustainable. What prompted her question was the fact that the government seems to be launching wave after wave of BTO flats as well as land parcels for private residential development. As a potential home owner herself, she wondered if there would eventually be an oversupply of residential properties in Singapore. In this article, I shall look at sustainability from two perspectives – one is demand for homes and the other is from the angle of price.

Smartphone app for public register of real estate agents launched

SINGAPORE - The Council for Estate Agencies (CEA) has launched a mobile version of its online Public Register of Estate Agents and Salespersons.

Singapore’s Private Home Prices Climb to Record on Sales

Singapore home prices climbed to a record in the third quarter after developers sold more homes, a government report showed.

Singapore’s deputy prime minister and minister for finance, Tharman Shanmugaratnam, yesterday officiated the grand opening of One Raffles Place Tower Two.

Top Southeast Asia Property Deal Looming at F&N: Real M&A

Fraser & Neave Ltd. (FNN), the 129-year- old conglomerate selling its brewery business, is poised to fracture further as the chance to own a piece of Singapore’s most famous shopping strip lures buyers.

Condos sell despite Hungry Ghost taboo

New condominium launches have fared well in the past two weeks despite the Hungry Ghost Festival, property analysts say.

S'pore luxury properties 13th most expensive globally

SINGAPORE - Singapore has been ranked 13th on a list of the most expensive luxury property markets in the world.

Foreign buyers returning to S'pore property

SINGAPORE - Foreign interest in non-landed private residential properties is returning, following a slump in interest after the Additional Buyer's Stamp Duty (ABSD) was introduced in December last year.

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