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CDL has faith in luxury property sector

(Another interesting headline. The reporter used the word “faith”, as if implying that CDL is not basing their optimism on facts.) Straits Times – 01 Mar 12 Summary: The subdued sentiment has forced CDL to halt marketing its premium project The Residences at W Singapore Sentosa Cove. (Forced? Developers are never forced to stop marketing […]

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Development charges dip for non-landed residential use

Straits Times – 01 Mar 12 Summary: Charges that developers pay to enhance the use of a plot of land have finally been reduced or left flat for some sectors, as the slowing property market takes its toll (I think it’s more for the luxury prime areas, rather than the rest of Singapore.) The new […]

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Launching Soon @ Bishan Central

One of the most exciting developments in the suburban areas is launching soon! Here are my personal opinions on why investors should consider this development: 1. Excellent connectivity in terms of public transportation. 2. Drivers would love this location due to its accessibility to all expressways e.g. CTE/PIE/KPE/SLE/TPE 3. Excellent Schools located within walking distance: […]

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Suites @ Newton is FOR SALE!!!

Suites @ Newton is now available at SPECIAL PREVIEW PRICES! 1-Bedroom only from $1,041,427! 2-Bedroom only from $1,224,853! Do not to miss such attractive quantum for a Prime D11 property!!! Prestigious Freehold Development @ D11 1 Surrey Road By Teambuild Land   ~~~Newest Launch!~~~ ~~~Worth Considering!~~~ Reasonable Quantum!  Project Information Location:  District 11! 1 Surrey Road Singapore […]

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Laguna Park, Henry Park Apartments up for collective sale – Channel News Asia 31 Oct 11

Laguna Park at Marine Parade Road is up for collective sale with a reserve price of S$1.25 billion. Together with Henry Park Apartments, which is also up for collective sale at between S$170 million and S$180 million, the total value of properties that have come up for sale in October has hit close to S$5 […]

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HDB resale flat prices up 3.8% – Channel NewsAsia, 28 October 2011

Summary: HDB Resale Prices has increased by 3.8% as compared to the previous quarter Resale transactions fell by 10% from 6,581 cases in the second quarter to 5,903 cases in the third quarter. Overall increase from Q3 2011 is 11.6%, which is an all-time high, i.e. HDB resale prices has been increasing at an average […]

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URA Released Real Estate Statistics for 3rd Quarter 2011

Check out my analysis of the data released! Please click on the picture below to enlarge the font size!

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Have Property, May Not Profit – Sunday Times, 16 Oct 11, Invest Section, Page 37

Last Sunday, there was an interesting article about investing in property market in Singapore: Have property, may not profit – Sunday Times, 16 Oct 11, Invest Section, Page 37 In this article, the author, Mr Goh mentioned that he had met up with some old friends who are property investors, and they were musing about their […]

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According to Sunday Times on 9th Oct 2011, PM Lee said that Singapore’s housing market should stabilize in 4 years. What does it mean to you?

 What does stabilizing means? A stabilizing property market does not mean that the property prices will drop or remain constant. It just simply implies that property prices will climb at a steady, constant pace. What is driving the property market? One word can sum it all. FEAR. With reports on many foreigners coming into Singapore […]

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Summary of URA’s New Regulations on Singapore Property Market

The recent measures on 14 Jan 2011 imposed by the Singapore government had taken to ensure that the property market is sustainable has been pretty drastic.  Check out the new regulations here.   A Summary of URA’s regulations: 1. Holding Period for Seller’s Stamp Duties from 3 years to 4 years 2. Seller’s Stamp Duties imposed […]

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Creative ‘school’ of thought

Old School building and a bungalow near the city centre now house art galleries, studios and other such businesses ‘CREATIVE clusters’ was a term first used a few years ago to encourage synergies between artistic creativity, entrepreneurship and technological innovation. Today, it’s happening in the physical space as well. Creative hubs are popping up along […]

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Singapore to light up F1 circuit with night race

In-principle approval a milestone in history of sport (SINGAPORE) Singapore made history in the air yesterday, and got the green light to make it on the roads as well. Even as the first-ever commercial flight of the Airbus 380 took off at 8am yesterday, the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) finally gave the go-ahead for […]

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MPI sets up Asia-Pac office here

THE opening yesterday of the Asia-Pacific office of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) – an international organisation in the meetings and events industry – signifies Asia’s growing prominence on the meetings and events landscape and the part Singapore can play in it. MPI has 22,500 members in 65 countries though its membership in this part of […]

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New peg next year for key CPF interest rate

Interest on Special, Medisave, Retirement accounts to be tied to long-term bond yield (SINGAPORE) The buzz that has surrounded changes in the CPF scheme was given a new direction yesterday, when Manpower Minister Ng Eng Hen highlighted a significant move in the offing. The interest rate on savings in the CPF Special, Medisave and Retirement […]

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CPF changes: Age a big question for many

Many polled worried if they can live long enough to get savings, but know move is to address ageing ME, LIVE past 80? That was the big question that gripped Singaporeans yesterday as they reacted to news that it would take a few more years before they can reach into their retirement savings in their […]

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Asian stock markets make sharp rebound

INVESTORS who could not exit fast enough last week rushed back into Asia stock markets yesterday, sending share prices soaring. The gains stunned even hardened traders. Singapore’s Straits Times Index (STI) rocketed 191.67 points, or 6.12 per cent, to 3,322.38, its second biggest single one-day gain ever, following a 204.27 point surge on Feb 2, […]

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National Day Rally (19 Aug 07)

Friends and fellow Singaporeans, Singapore is on the move. Things look good. There’s growing buzz and confidence in the air and our overall outlook is positive. The environment externally is also favourable. There’s optimism all over Asia. In recent weeks, you will have seen turbulence in the financial markets globally and this may affect the […]

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Crowded Orchard Rd waits for smoother lane

STB consulting industry players before announcing plans to bring more zip to Singapore’s retail heart (SINGAPORE) It is at the heart of Singapore’s retail sector, but with an estimated 1.5 million visitors flocking to Orchard Road every week, it could do with some serious help. That could come soon, with the announcement of a masterplan […]

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S’pore firms likely to weather sub-prime storm

Electronics, financial services somewhat vulnerable: analysts By NANDE KHIN (SINGAPORE) The stock market may catch a cold, but Singapore companies in general are unlikely to be infected by US sub-prime woes, analysts said. The only ones slightly vulnerable to the fallout are those in the electronics and financial services sectors, they added. That, too, is […]

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