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HOUSING STRESS: PM struggles to find a rental property – News.com.au 28 Oct 11

Prime Minister Julia Gillard and her partner Tim Mathieson need to find an alternative to the Lodge. PM wants a rental property while the Lodge is being renovated Security demands making the choice more difficult One in ten Aussies in housing stress PRIME Minister Julia Gillard is experiencing Australia’s housing crisis first hand in her […]

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Housing sector ‘making a comeback’ – AAP 02 Nov 11

THE housing sector is set to make a comeback, getting a further boost from yesterday’s interest rate cut, economists say. Australian residential building approvals fell 13.6 per cent to in September, seasonally adjusted, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) said on Wednesday. Economists’ forecasts had centred on a five per cent fall in approvals in […]

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Building approvals fall 13.6 per cent – News.com.au, 02 Nov 11

AUSTRALIAN residential building approvals fell 13.6 per cent to 11,889 units in September, seasonally adjusted. This compares to a downwardly revised 13,758 units in August. In the year to September, building approvals were down 12 per cent, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) said on Wednesday. Economists’ forecasts had centred on a five per cent […]

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MF Global Singapore to be wound down – The Straits Times, 2 Nov 11

 Anxious investors swarm Singapore office Summary: The Singapore operations of a Wall Street brokerage that has collapsed as a result of the European debt crisis are to be wound down. Accountancy giant KPMG has been appointed as the provisional liquidator to oversee the process, the firm MF Global Singapore said last night. Its parent, MF Global, filed […]

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Home Sales Unlikely to beat last year’s high – The Straits Times, 1 Nov 11

Summary Strong economy first 9 months but global economic uncertainty to take toll Sales of new private homes may come close to last year’s record high, but they are unlikely to surpass the figure with global economic uncertainty affecting demand, experts say. Homes sales for the first 9 months of this year came in at […]

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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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Buffet of New Homes – The Straits Times, 31 Oct 11

Summary A large supply of mass-market homes is set to enter the market by the end of this year. These 99-year leasehold projects are mostly from the flood of suburban state land released by the government over the last year as it attempted to cool robust home-buying demand from first-timers and upgraders. At least 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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Part 5: Finding the correct market suitable for your investing style

Many a times, investors prefer to invest in their country of residence or birth. After looking part 1, 2, 3, and 4, it is now time to use the information that you have gathered to decide on where you are suitable to invest in your country of residence or birth. Why do I emphasize more […]

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Part 4: Knowing, and understanding the characteristics of the property market that you are interested in

Knowing and understand the characteristics of the property market will help you decide whether you want to invest in the property market. Find out about the following: What is the rental yield? – This will determine as a general rule of thumb how much you can rent out your property. What is the interest rate? […]

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Part 3: Knowing what and where your priorities are

Property investing is a long-term plan, aimed at wealth accumulation. Money is just a method of keeping score. Let us not forget why money was created in the first place. Money is just printed paper, with a value that everyone agrees upon at that point in time. It was created to be used as a […]

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Part 2: Knowing Your Investing Style

Your investing style is partly influenced by your holding capacity, but mostly influenced by your investing EQ towards property. What is holding capacity? In any economy, there are always upturns and downturns. It is during the downturn that everyone should be more mindful of. During the downturn of the economy, jobs are lost and businesses are […]

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How to Invest in Properties And Sleep Soundly At Night

It is not easy to predict where the property market is going, whether it is in Singapore or Australia. Not even the property market “experts” can do it accurately. Why is that so? Actually, the reason is simple. It is because what property market experts do, is to crunch the numbers. They do not have […]

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