Property 2020 (Nov issue)

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Nov 19, 2020 05:50 AM
SPOTLIGHT

Singapore housing market a safe haven amid pandemic

HOME sales in Singapore so far in this pandemic-ravaged year have exceeded expectations amid a lower-for-longer...

Luxury apartments in hot demand despite economic woes

WEALTHY investors are out in force this year although the global economy is teetering on the brink of a deep recession.

Mass-market private homes maintain appeal amid pandemic

DESPITE the pandemic-led economic downturn, the Singapore private residential sector - particularly the mass market and even the mid-tier segment - has displayed strong resilience, thanks to robust local end-user demand and Housing Development Board (HDB) upgraders.

Demand for city-fringe homes on the rise

THE city fringe private residential market, commonly known as the rest of central region (RCR) is a diverse market comprising different planning areas. The sub-central market includes Geylang, Kallang and Marine Parade in the East, Bukit Merah and Outram in the South, Queenstown and Bukit Timah in the West and Bishan and Toa Payoh in the North.

Regional centres take centre stage

THE Singapore government first mooted the idea of decentralisation with smaller employment centres outside the Central Area in its first concept plan in 1971.

Househunt November 2020

Projects currently on the market (As at November, 2020); Possible major launches within 6 months

Pent-up demand to boost property investment sales for 2021

SINGAPORE property sales dipped in 2020, but still outperformed that of the global financial crisis (GFC). Investors injected some S$12.2 billion into Singapore's property investment sales market in the first nine months of 2020.

Office Reits still viable investments despite challenges in office market

COVID-19 has affected office markets all over the world due to its economic impact and the widespread advent of mass telecommuting.

When it comes to asset allocation, how much property is too much?

PROPERTY ownership is, much like food, a bit of a Singapore national obsession. But just as overindulgence with food can be unhealthy, is it sustainable for our long-term financial health if we spend our weekends visiting showflats? In terms of asset allocation and, even more critically, how big of a role should real estate play in providing a stable income stream for retirement? We ask the experts.

Looking back on 25 years of collective sales in Singapore

COLLECTIVE sales, or what is more commonly known as en bloc sales, refers to the purchase of all units within a development by a single buyer or a consortium/joint venture.

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