Author Archives: Sherry Tang

  • S’pore’s top housing issues in 2012

    Posted on December 27, 2012 by in General

    SINGAPORE: It has been a record year on the housing front, with a bumper crop of 27,000 Build-to-Order (BTO) flats launched in 2012, 2,000 more than originally planned. This brings the total number of flats launched in the past two years to more than 52,000 The increase in the number of flats has helped meet […]

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  • Analysts see sustained demand for HDB resale flats next year

    Posted on December 27, 2012 by in General

    DECEMBER 27, 2012 Analysts see sustained demand for HDB resale flats next year They say prices may rise by between 3% and 8% and COVs may go up by 5-10% Business Times [SINGAPORE] Hot, robust and pulsating. Three words market watchers have used to describe the resale flat market this year, and it looks like […]

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  • 80% of customers satisfied with their property agents: survey

    Posted on November 29, 2012 by in General

    SINGAPORE – The first Public Perception Survey by the Council for Estate Agencies (CEA) has found that most consumers are satisfied with their property agents. Eight out of 10 said they were satisfied with the conduct and services provided, and seven out of 10 planned to recommend their agents to others. The survey showed that […]

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  • Real estate industry changes have only just started: Khaw

    Posted on November 29, 2012 by in General

    SINGAPORE – National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan has said in a blog post that the transformation of the real estate industry has only just begun. He said what used to be regarded as a “cowboy” industry is now characterised by a more systematic and professional process of proper registration and licensing of property agents […]

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  • How and Why Property Market Busts Happen

    Posted on November 20, 2012 by in General

    There are many investors who invest in properties solely for capital gains. They are not concerned with making a rental profit, and are sometimes even happy to make a rental loss! Understanding why property prices rise and fall is very important if we want to make money. In Singapore’s highly volatile property market, you should […]

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  • 5 Bestselling New Property Launches of October 2012

    Posted on November 20, 2012 by in General

    5. eCO – 149 Units Sold eCO sold 149 units in October, taking 5th place. The 99 year leasehold condominium is expected to be completed by 2017 with 748 units. eCO offers nature-centric facilities like a garden boulevard trail, play garden, fitness garden, flower terraces and rain garden pavilion. eCO is located at Bedok South Avenue […]

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  • Resale housing prices up: SRX

    Posted on November 10, 2012 by in General

    04:45 AM Nov 10, 2012 SINGAPORE – The resale housing market has kicked off the fourth quarter on an upbeat note, with both prices of non-landed private homes and Housing and Development Board flats rising last month from the third quarter, data yesterday from the Singapore Real Estate Exchange (SRX) showed. The average per square […]

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  • Resale prices of non-landed private residential, HDB flats rise in October

    Posted on November 10, 2012 by in General

    SINGAPORE: Resale home prices of both non-landed private residential units and HDB flats continued to climb in October against the third quarter 2012. Data released by the Singapore Real Estate Exchange (SRX) showed that the unit resale price for non-landed private residential rose 4.1 percent in October to $1,209 per square foot. SRX compiles data […]

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  • Chart of the Day: Singapore hits record residential pipeline supply

    Posted on October 31, 2012 by in General

    Another 10,070 units are expected to be added soon. The Urban Redevelopment Authority reported: As at the end of 3rd Quarter 2012, there was a total supply of 83,975 uncompleted private residential units from projects in the pipeline, higher than the 83,251 units in 2nd Quarter 2012. Of the supply in the pipeline, 36,606 units […]

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  • Experts: Home prices stabilising

    Posted on October 30, 2012 by in General

    my paper Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012 WHILE public- and private-home prices in the third quarter have reached their highest for the year so far, they are showing signs of stabilising, property experts said. Figures released by the Housing Board (HDB) yesterday showed that HDB resale prices rose by 2 per cent in the third quarter […]

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