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Shifting Rental Landscape: Exploring Singapore’s Housing Market Changes In 2023 & Beyond

Shifting Rental Landscape: Exploring Singapore’s Housing Market Changes In 2023 & Beyond Singapore is currently experiencing a significant downturn in rental rates, marking the first decline in four years. The housing rental market, which has seen a decade-long rally, appears to be reaching its conclusion. Private condominiums have been hit the hardest, with rental prices […]

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With the Singles being excluded from the Prime Location Housing (PLH) Model – Are they indeed getting the short end of the stick?

With the Singles being excluded from the Prime Location Housing (PLH) Model – Are they indeed getting the short end of the stick? This is a question we kept asking ourselves shortly after the announcement of the PLH news recently. The pushback from singles undoubtedly is understandable, but there’re always two sides of a coin.

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Singapore Introduces Higher Marginal Buyer’s Stamp Duty

Singapore Introduces Higher Marginal Buyer’s Stamp Duty Singapore Introduces Higher Marginal Buyer’s Stamp Duty On Wednesday (Feb 15th), Singapore introduced a higher marginal Buyer’s Stamp Duty (BSD) for higher-value residential and non-residential properties. This change is expected to generate an additional S$500 million in revenue per year. But what does this mean for the property

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SG’s Private Condo Resale Market: The Rise and Fall of 2022-2023

SG’s Private Condo Resale Market: The Rise and Fall of 2022-2023 Navigating Singapore’s Property Market in 2023 As we enter 2023, families in Singapore are facing a challenging property market. The private resale volume has declined significantly, and resale prices of private condominiums dropped for the first time in 28 months in January 2023. This

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Our Takeaways from the Recent Rollout of the Prime Location Public Housing (PLH) Model

Our Takeaways from the Recent Rollout of the Prime Location Public Housing (PLH) Model If you remember almost a decade ago, getting a much coveted flat at Pinnacle @Duxton is akin to striking 4-D. Pinnacle @Duxton was the poster child of HDB estate located in the prime areas of Singapore. Many of us heartlanders have

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Only One Bid For Marina View Site; Are GLS Sites In The CBD Currently Worth Waiting For?

Only One Bid For Marina View Site; Are GLS Sites In The CBD Currently Worth Waiting For? The public tender for the Marina View plum site (i.e. allowing for a range of property uses) closed in September 2021 with only just ONE BID. This site was released under the reserve list of the first-half 2021

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Minimum Impact of Cooling Measures: Here’s Why

Minimum Impact of Cooling Measures: Here’s Why In spite of the December 2021 Cooling Measures welcomed by many home buyers, the residential property market doesn’t seem to be letting up. Resale flat prices are running at full steam, which begs the question; “Are cooling measures losing its lustre?” Loan Curbs Less Impact on HDB Properties

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Is Singapore Still A Hotbed For Foreign Property Investors?

Is Singapore Still A Hotbed For Foreign Property Investors? Let’s talk about Hong Kong – even before COVID pandemic in 2019, the exodus of Hong Kong residents and expats alike have been trickling out of the former British colony. With having to contend with on-going street protests and the implementation of the controversial extradition bill,

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Impact of Rising Interest Rates on Real Estate: Navigating the Uncertainty in Singapore’s Property Market

Impact of Rising Interest Rates on Real Estate: Navigating the Uncertainty in Singapore’s Property Market The Rising Tide Of Interest Rates On Singapore’s Property Market With the recent buzz surrounding interest rate hikes, many Singaporeans have been left pondering, “Is it the right time to venture into the property market?” Amid this climate of uncertainty,

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