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Median size of new sales continues to shrink in H1
15 Oct 2014
WHILE the median size of new private apartments and condos sold by developers continued to contract in the first half of this year and is...
City, non-city condo price gap narrows
04 Oct 2014
THE price gaps for resale private condos in the city area versus those in the city fringe and suburbs have been narrowing since the market...
Bellewoods EC draws 400 applications
29 Sep 2014
[SINGAPORE] This year's first executive condominium (EC), Bellewoods, developed by Qingjian Realty, drew a crowd of 1,500 and some 400...
4,630 BTO flats launched; downpayment for new flats halved for some 'right-sizers'
24 Sep 2014
THE Housing and Development Board (HDB) on Wednesday launched 4,630 new build-to-order (BTO) flats in September's exercise. These flats...
Time to review waiting period rule for EC projects
18 Sep 2014
ALTHOUGH the 15-month waiting period for executive condominium (EC) developers was part of the seventh round of cooling measures...
Buying property? Talk to your banker
18 Sep 2014
THE property market continues to slow, and along with it new mortgage sales. Still, there are sales that continue to be done though some...
More owners of luxury condos selling at a loss
15 Sep 2014
[SINGAPORE] A larger percentage of high-end luxury condo homes on the resale market are selling at a loss and a smaller percentage at a...
Price drop unlikely to derail longer-term property outlook
02 Aug 2014
TDSR hit Singapore buyers harder than foreigners
25 Oct 2013
[SINGAPORE] The total debt servicing ratio (TDSR) framework seems to have had a bigger impact on private home purchases by Singaporeans...
Household debt manageable: Credit Suisse
24 Oct 2013
SWISS bank Credit Suisse waded into the debate over Singapore's household debt yesterday, taking the side of those who argued that the...
Debt servicing rule dents prices, volumes
02 Oct 2013
[SINGAPORE] The Total Debt Servicing Ratio (TDSR) framework has made its presence felt, crimping prices and volumes in pocket segments of...
BTO flat grant extensions targeted at lower to middle-income families
19 Aug 2013
[SINGAPORE] To enable homeowners to pay off their flats in 25 years instead of 30, the government will be extending a variety of grants to...
MAS: household debts worrying; banks sound
24 Jul 2013
[SINGAPORE] It is the mushrooming debt pile of households, more so than banks' exposure to it, that has driven the Monetary Authority of...
Ending banker-developer tie-ups
16 Jul 2013
THE latest property loan rules with a 60 per cent cap on the total debt servicing ratio (TDSR) are long-term measures aimed squarely at...
No to bank-developer tie-ups
15 Jul 2013
[SINGAPORE] The government is clamping down on a common practice where property developers and agents tie up with banks to sell property...
Loan curbs make homes 30% less affordable: Citi
11 Jul 2013
THE latest measures to ensure prudent borrowing have made residential properties less affordable for investors, said Citi in a recent...
Property love affair drives up debt levels
03 Jul 2013
[SINGAPORE] Singaporeans' obsession with property has pushed their debt levels to a steep 75 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP...
Buying second home no longer child's play
29 Jun 2013
PARENTS who try to outsmart regulators by buying properties in their children's names will find that the loophole has been closed.
Property loan pegged to total debt profile
29 Jun 2013
STARTING today, individuals who buy property will have their entire debt profile taken into account when they apply for a property loan.
DBS launches first-of-its-kind HDB home loan
01 Apr 2013
[SINGAPORE] DBS Bank is going all out to grab a bigger slice of the HDB home loan market; it's offering a first-of-its-kind HDB home loan...
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