New measures will increase stability of housing market: analysts

New measures will increase stability of housing market: analysts

The Housing Development Board (HDB) and the Ministry of National Development (MND) recently announced the enhanced housing grant as a replacement to the additional CPF housing grant and the special CPF housing grant, which will result in the gradual bottoming and increased stability in the HDB resale market.

New Condo Sales Jumped 30.6% In Q2

New Condo Sales Jumped 30.6% In Q2

Singapore saw new condo sales volume rose 30.6 percent quarter-on-quarter to 2,246 units in the second quarter of 2019, while resale volume climbed 18.2 percent to 1,966 units. This brings total sales volume for Q2 to 4,212 units or the highest since Q3 2018 when the government rolled additional cooling measures.

Property market showing signs of recovery with surge in owner-occupier and investor lending

Property market showing signs of recovery with surge in owner-occupier and investor lending

Australia's housing market is showing further signs of recovery, thanks to a surge in the number of people who are borrowing — and taking out bigger mortgages. It was driven, in particular, by owner-occupiers (excluding those who are refinancing). The amount of money they borrowed rose 5.3 per cent to $13.3 billion since the previous month, seasonally adjusted — the strongest result since August 2015.

Hong Kong investors shun Singapore for homes in Malaysia, Taiwan

Hong Kong investors shun Singapore for homes in Malaysia, Taiwan

Hong Kong citizens purchased just 12 apartments in Singapore in the first half of 2019, down from 32 in the first six months of 2018. From July through mid-August, when street protests turned violent, that dwindled to just four, data from ERA Research & Consultancy show.

Hong Kong turmoil may re-route some IPOs to Singapore

Hong Kong turmoil may re-route some IPOs to Singapore

As companies rethink fundraising plans in Hong Kong amid anti-government protests, some are said to be exploring Singapore as an alternative listing destination. This is especially as the pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong have continued for more than 11 weeks and show no sign of relenting.

HDB flats on prime Keppel Club site: Premium prices or tweaked sales terms?

HDB flats on prime Keppel Club site: Premium prices or tweaked sales terms?

The prospect of having public housing on the plum Keppel Club site after its lease expires in two years has excited property market watchers. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said at the National Day Rally on Sunday that the Keppel Club site has enough land for 9,000 homes - HDB and private housing with waterfront promenades, greenery and open spaces.