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East Coast Park to get more facilities, open spaces

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East Coast Park will be upgraded with more open spaces and amenities when improvement works at three sites are completed by end-2019, the National Parks Board (NParks) announced yesterday. The…

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New HDB flats: Why singles pay $15k premium

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Reader Stanley Ong asked why singles have to pay a $15,000 premium over married couples when applying for a two-room Housing Board flat under the Single Singapore Citizen Scheme. Housing…

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3 sites put on market could yield nearly 2,000 homes

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Three sites were put on the market yesterday that could yield 1,955 homes in total. Analysts expect one of the sites, in Woodleigh Lane, will draw the strongest interest from…

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Private home resale prices down in April

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Condo resale prices took a dip last month despite a positive turn in March, possibly as buyers look towards new projects instead. Values fell 0.6 per cent from March to…

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So 'Buy north' as bumper crop of BTO flats is released

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Home buyers are being encouraged to look north towards Woodlands and Yishun, as the Government urges people in urgent need of flats to consider non-mature estates. Some 2,000 Build-to-Order (BTO)…

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HDB launches 8,748 flats in May, including 4,802 BTO flats in Woodlands, Yishun, Bidadari, Geylang

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SINGAPORE – The Housing & Development Board (HDB) on Thursday (May 18) launched 8,748 flats for sale. The latest batch includes 4,802 Build-To-Order (BTO) flats in six estates and 3,946…

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New private home sales stay robust

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Demand for new private homes stayed robust in April with sales staying above 1,000 units for the second straight month – a feat not seen since the tail end of…

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6 factors to consider when hunting for your next dream home

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After getting your first BTO and tenaciously scrimping, saving and working hard for the next 5 years, you’re now financially stable enough for your next home upgrade. Larger HDB flats,…

No more than 6 unrelated tenants in private properties from May 15, URA informs agents

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SINGAPORE – Private residential properties may be rented out to no more than six unrelated persons from Monday (May 15), according to a letter sent out to real estate agencies…

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How to spot en-bloc potential in Singapore

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So you’ve bought your dream home. It’s located in a nice area that doesn’t require you to spend hours on public transport to get to work. You have a nice…

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Court of Appeal gives Shunfu Ville sale the green light

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Four years after the collective sale committee at Shunfu Ville was formed, the sale of the Bishan estate has finally got the green light. The Court of Appeal yesterday dismissed…

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Austville residents seeking compensation for alleged defects

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Unhappy home owners at the Austville Residences executive condominium (EC) in Sengkang have entered into mediation with the developer and the main contractor over alleged defects and missing amenities. The…

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Upcoming District 9 condos to stir buying interest

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Two prime condominium projects are slated to hit the market in the second half of the year amid a significant pick-up in new private homes sales recently. Analysts say the…

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392 units sold at new Seaside Residences condo

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In a fresh sign of the gradually recovering market, Frasers Centrepoint Singapore’s latest condominium project, Seaside Residences in Siglap, moved a hefty 392 units – 70 per cent of the…

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Winter ending to Singapore's property market

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It has been a long winter for Singapore’s property market, but the first blooms of spring are showing. The signs of a revival are strong, such as greatly increased sales…

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S$ strength a boon to borrowers, but for how long?

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The Singapore dollar held its ground yesterday, despite the central bank signalling that it would maintain a currency policy of zero appreciation against a basket of its peers. The Singdollar…

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Tuan Sing buys vacant plot in Hillview

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Developers anticipating an upturn in the property market are hunting for new sites, with Singapore Exchange-listed Tuan Sing the latest to shore up its land bank. The firm yesterday said…

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Another HUDC estate Eunosville launched for collective sale at S$643m-S$653m

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OWNERS of 330-unit Eunosville, a former HUDC estate, has put up the estate for collective sale – the third such launch this year. Based on its asking price of S$643…

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Singapore private-home and condo rents slip 1%, HDB flat rents down 0.5% in March

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RENTALS for non-landed private homes and HDB (Housing & Development Board) flats eased in March 2017 over the previous month, show the latest flash estimates released by SRX Property on…

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Healthy Gramercy Park sales boost CDL shares

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City Developments (CDL) shares surged yesterday on news that its freehold luxury project Gramercy Park in Grange Road has seen robust sales. The counter climbed to as much as $10.48 in…

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Private non-landed resale volumes surge in March, prices inch higher: SRX

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RESALE transactions of private non-landed homes surged 51.8 per cent in March from a month ago to an estimated 1,058 units, while prices inched up by 0.5 per cent in…

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Plans to turn Kallang River area into a lifestyle hub

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As Singapore’s longest river traces its sinuous route from Lower Peirce Reservoir to the coast in Nicoll Highway, expressways and industrial estates take a toll on the scenery. At Kallang…

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Govt to seek views on home rentals for short term

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SINGAPORE – The guidelines around a new category of private homes for short-term rentals will become clearer in the coming months, with the Government set to engage both industry stakeholders…

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Ill-timed easing of property cooling measures may rekindle speculation

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Even geomancers are not exactly enamoured of property stocks, so it seems, in the Year of the Fire Rooster which kicked off two weeks ago. Mr Kelvin Tay, UBS’ chief…

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West Coast Vale site draws top bid of $292m

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China Construction Development has put in the top bid of $292 million in a hard-fought, nine-way battle for a residential land parcel in West Coast Vale. The bid of $592…

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Property market all abuzz as new condos go on sale

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The property scene is stepping up the pace over the next few weeks with two new condominiums poised to hit the market. Sales will be closely watched for signs of…

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Condo launches to drive new home sales up

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Last month’s tepid new private home sales tally that spelt a soft end to an otherwise bright year could soon be a distant memory. In a lively start to the…

Number of HDB resale flat transactions up 7.8% in 2016

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THE Housing & Development Board said on Thursday that its resale flat price index dipped 0.1 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2016 over the preceding quarter. The drop…

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High-end rental homes: Singapore falls to 7th most expensive in Asia from 4th

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SINGAPORE – Singapore is the 7th most expensive location in Asia for high-end rental homes this year, falling from 4th position last year. The latest accommodation survey published by human…

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Buyers home in on condos launched in 2015 and earlier

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Oldies can be goodies too, as homebuyers showed by snapping up units at projects launched before last year. A check with developers found that those which enjoyed buoyant sales last…

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Logistics property player buys stakes in CIT managers

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A logistics property developer backed by global private equity firm Warburg Pincus has struck a deal to acquire stakes in the trust manager and property manager of Cambridge Industrial Trust…

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Freehold residential site near Orchard Rd for sale

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A blue-chip freehold residential site near Orchard Road that can be used for landed homes has been put on the market with a price of at least $72.8 million.One Tree…

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Developers to keep playing quantum price game this year

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Singapore DEVELOPERS sold 8,136 private homes last year, up 9.4 per cent from the 7,440 units they moved in the previous year – and the best showing in three years….

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Banker Wee Cho Yaw buys all 45 unsold units at The Nassim for $411.6m

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One of Singapore’s richest men, veteran banker Wee Cho Yaw, has bought all 45 unsold units at upmarket condominium, The Nassim, for $411.6 million. The bulk sale gets developer CapitaLand…

New private home sales rose in 2016 as prices fell

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Sales of new private homes defied forecasts and rose last year as upbeat buyers ventured back into the market to take advantage of lower prices and still-low interest rates. The…

Just T.O.P – The Luxurie – Singapore Condo

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The Luxurie Condo Centrally located in the heart of Singapore’s north-eastern hub, The Luxurie is located just a walking distance from Compass Point mall, and the Sengkang MRT and LRT…

What is Buyer Stamp Duty (BSD) and Additional Buyer Stamp Duty (ABSD) ?

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What is Buyer Stamp Duty? Understand the computation of BSD. What is Additional Buyer Stamp Duty ?