Govt introduces new measures to cool S’pore property market


By Joanne Chan SINGAPORE: The government on Monday introduced more measures to cool the buoyant property market. These include raising the holding period for which a home seller must pay a stamp duty and reducing the maximum bank loan amount for existing home owners who want to buy another property. The measures, which take immediate […]

District 15 still the top draw

ST 30 Mar 10

Attractions include sea views and food haunts WHETHER the property market is up or down, some areas are always popular, according to new analyses from property consultancy Savills Singapore. Its list of perennial property hot spots includes one surprise locale far from the city centre. District 15, which includes the Katong, Joo Chiat, Amber Road, […]

Anatomy of a good home buy


The key to making a savvy property purchase lies in these seven common sense basics By Annie Lim 28 February 2010 I am no expert when it comes to investing in property, but as I have invested in numerous properties over the last decade, I have gained some valuable experience. I made money from some […]

Hong Leong sells out 76 Shenton in one day


By UMA SHANKARI HONG Leong Holdings has sold all 202 units in its upmarket 76 Shenton condominium in just one day. High-end project: City Developments will launch The Residences at W Singapore Sentosa Cove this weekend The one- and two-bedroom apartments in the 99-year leasehold project were snapped up after a ballot yesterday. One-bedroom units […]

Sales of private homes up 130%

Newton One Condo

Private home transactions – for both new and resale homes – jumped by more than 130 per cent last year, despite the downturn. Singaporeans were the main drivers of the surge: There was an overall rise of 144 per cent in private property transactions by them last year – 23,516 compared with 9,649 in 2008.