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The Business Times

The Reef at King's Dock sells over 90% of 300 units offered over launch weekend

ABOUT 280 of the 300 residential units offered at The Reef at King's Dock were sold over the Jan 30-31 weekend launch, joint developers Mapletree Investments and Keppel Land said on Sunday.

The Business Times

Are new cooling measures coming to Singapore's housing market?

Observers say the recent sizzling sales momentum at Normanton Park and The Reef at King's Dock could be a catalyst for intervention.

The Straits Times

CDL posts full-year loss of $1.92b on Sincere Property write-down

Developer also booked $99.5m in impairment losses for its hotels and investment properties.

The Straits Times

Pandemic forcing relook into how S'pore is built

Second Minister for National Development Indranee Rajah urged developers to remain prudent in their land bidding and not overextend themselves financially.

The Straits Times

DPM Heng flags risks of low interest rates on housing market

Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat warned that low interest rates can lead to distortions in asset prices, amid speculation that the Government may take fresh steps to cool the housing market.

The Straits Times

More expect Govt to act to cool S'pore property market: Survey

Fears of new cooling measures hitting the private housing market and soaring construction costs have emerged as the chief concerns of property market players.

The Straits Times

Development charges down for commercial use, up for residential

Development charges (DC) for commercial land use have decreased while those for residential land use were raised, with the largest increases in prime areas such as Orchard Boulevard, Stevens Road, River Valley Road and Bukit Timah Road.

The Business Times

The Reef at King's Dock sells over 90% of 300 units offered over launch weekend

The Reef at King's Dock sells over 90% of 300 units offered over launch weekend

ABOUT 280 of the 300 residential units offered at The Reef at King's Dock were sold over the Jan 30-31 weekend launch, joint developers Mapletree Investments and Keppel Land said on Sunday.

The Business Times

Are new cooling measures coming to Singapore's housing market?

Are new cooling measures coming to Singapore's housing market?

Observers say the recent sizzling sales momentum at Normanton Park and The Reef at King's Dock could be a catalyst for intervention.

The Business Times

Property taxes are likely first stop for wealth tax review

Property taxes are likely first stop for wealth tax review

A REVIEW of wealth taxes to fund growing recurrent spending could centre on property taxes, with cooling measures potentially adjusted in tandem, say tax analysts.

The Business Times

Singapore's real estate market may have brighter prospects in 2021

Singapore's real estate market may have brighter prospects in 2021

SINGAPORE'S economy was hit hard in 2020 as Covid-19 paralysed the world and shrank Singapore's GDP by a post-independence record of 5.8 per cent.

The Business Times

KKR-backed PropertyGuru weighs US listing via SPAC

KKR-backed PropertyGuru weighs US listing via SPAC

PROPERTYGURU, the Singaporean online real-estate firm backed by private-equity firms KKR & Co and TPG Capital, is considering a US listing through a merger with a special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC), said people familiar with the matter.

The Business Times

HDB unveils roadmap that aims to enhance residents' health and well-being

HDB unveils roadmap that aims to enhance residents' health and well-being

THE Singapore Housing and Development Board (HDB) on Thursday unveiled a roadmap that centres on planning and designing HDB towns that will contribute to the overall health and well-being of its residents.

The Business Times

Redas calls for ABSD deferment for first-time HDB upgraders to private property

Redas calls for ABSD deferment for first-time HDB upgraders to private property

Upgraders to ECs currently get ABSD remission; they are given six months to dispose of their HDB flats after getting key to new EC unit

CNA Lifestyle

5 condos in Singapore that make residents feel like they are on a permanent holiday

5 condos in Singapore that make residents feel like they are on a permanent holiday

Living in these condominiums will “transport” you to another country in an instant.

CNA Lifestyle

HDB terrace flats: What are they and where to find them?

HDB terrace flats: What are they and where to find them?

Landed public housing in Singapore? Yes, they exist. If you’re lucky enough to snag one of these Housing and Development Board (HDB) terrace flats, you can expect an abundance of space spread over two storeys and a nice private garden.

CNA Lifestyle

What savvy Singaporean homeowners do to score good property deals

What savvy Singaporean homeowners do to score good property deals

Local homeowners reveal how they choose the best unit, score good deals and save money.

CNA Lifestyle

A checklist to relationship-proof your property before buying one

A checklist to relationship-proof your property before buying one

Before making probably the biggest financial commitment of your life, answer these questions first to avoid wrecking your relationships with your spouse, parents and the in-laws.

CNA Lifestyle

10 noob questions about buying your first property, answered

10 noob questions about buying your first property, answered

BTO or resale? What happens to a flat when the 99-year lease is up? And why are newer flats smaller?

Channel News Asia

Inside Sheng Siong co-founder Lim Hock Leng’s 33,700 sq ft family home

Inside Sheng Siong co-founder Lim Hock Leng’s 33,700 sq ft family home

Inspired by Chinese courtyard houses, the Singapore businessman built a multigenerational home that embraces family, heritage and nature.

Channel News Asia

Budget 2021 debate: Lim Biow Chuan on staying financially prudent

Budget 2021 debate: Lim Biow Chuan on staying financially prudent

Prices of private property in Singapore actually rose last year even amid the country's worst recession.

Channel News Asia

HDB resale transactions spike 127.3% in Q3 after end of COVID-19 circuit breaker | Video

HDB resale transactions spike 127.3% in Q3 after end of COVID-19 circuit breaker | Video

The number of Housing and Development Board (HDB) flats sold in the resale market in the third quarter rose by 127.3 per cent after the lifting of Singapore's "circuit breaker" in June.

Channel News Asia

Private property prices increase by 0.8% in Q3 as transactions surge

Private property prices increase by 0.8% in Q3 as transactions surge

Private home prices in Singapore in the third quarter rose 0.8 per cent from the previous quarter, while demand surged for both new developer units and resale properties, in what analysts said is a sign that consumer confidence is "steadily returning" amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Channel News Asia

BTO flat prices remain ‘affordable’ at around 5 times of median annual household income or less: Desmond Lee

BTO flat prices remain ‘affordable’ at around 5 times of median annual household income or less: Desmond Lee

Market values of new Build-to-Order (BTO) flats are determined by prices of comparable resale flats nearby, individual attributes of the flat and prevailing market conditions, said National Development Minister Desmond Lee in Parliament on Wednesday (Oct 14).

Channel News Asia

Public and private housing prices inch up in the third quarter of 2020 | Video

Public and private housing prices inch up in the third quarter of 2020 | Video

Private and public home prices increased in the third quarter of 2020, according to official estimates. Analysts say the price increases reflect the property market’s resilience amid a recessionary outlook. Michelle Teo reports.

Channel News Asia

23 luxury bungalows sold so far this year | Video

23 luxury bungalows sold so far this year | Video

More than 20 expensive bungalows in Singapore, worth nearly half a billion dollars, have been sold so far this year. Observers say the luxury housing market is still holding up, but it will not be enough to match full-year figures seen in previous years. Kelly Wong reports.

The Straits Times

CDL posts full-year loss of $1.92b on Sincere Property write-down

CDL posts full-year loss of $1.92b on Sincere Property write-down

Developer also booked $99.5m in impairment losses for its hotels and investment properties.

The Straits Times

Pandemic forcing relook into how S'pore is built

Pandemic forcing relook into how S'pore is built

Second Minister for National Development Indranee Rajah urged developers to remain prudent in their land bidding and not overextend themselves financially.

The Straits Times

DPM Heng flags risks of low interest rates on housing market

DPM Heng flags risks of low interest rates on housing market

Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat warned that low interest rates can lead to distortions in asset prices, amid speculation that the Government may take fresh steps to cool the housing market.

The Straits Times

More expect Govt to act to cool S'pore property market: Survey

More expect Govt to act to cool S'pore property market: Survey

Fears of new cooling measures hitting the private housing market and soaring construction costs have emerged as the chief concerns of property market players.

The Straits Times

Development charges down for commercial use, up for residential

Development charges down for commercial use, up for residential

Development charges (DC) for commercial land use have decreased while those for residential land use were raised, with the largest increases in prime areas such as Orchard Boulevard, Stevens Road, River Valley Road and Bukit Timah Road.

The Straits Times

Budget 2021: Scheme in offing to transform construction, real estate value chain

Budget 2021: Scheme in offing to transform construction, real estate value chain

The Growth and Transformation Scheme for the sector will require developers to work closely with their consultants, contractors and suppliers to level up as an ecosystem or value chain.

The Straits Times

More expecting Govt to step in to cool Singapore property market: NUS survey

More expecting Govt to step in to cool Singapore property market: NUS survey

More market observers are expecting the Singapore Government to step in to cool the private residential market, while spiking construction costs have overtaken economic woes as the top potential risk factor that may temper sentiment in the next six months.

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