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…


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…


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…


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…


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)…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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….


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 ?