Sunday, September 24, 2017

Singapore’s property cooling measures from 2011

Cooling measures form an integral and important part of the Singapore property market. Investors say it's punitive and unnecessary while the banks and government claims it enhances stability of the market. In whatever case, the cooling measures are here to stay. They were progressively ramped up since 2011 but has since very slightly been reduced in the last year. There are...

Rebound in the mid and high end property segment

UOB produced a note with their views on the mid and high end segment of the property market picking up. Main findings from their report reproduced below. Summary Foresee nascent recovery spreading to the mid-range and high-end segments in the next wave Driven by replacement demand from enblocers and a pick-up homebuying interest from foreigners Expect Singapore property prices to...

Latest memo from Howard Marks: Yet Again?

“There They Go Again . . . Again” of July 26 has generated the most response in the 28 years I’ve been writing memos, with comments coming from Oaktree clients, other readers, the print media and TV.  I also understand my comments regarding digital currencies have been the subject of extensive – and critical – comments on social media,...

300% return of share price with Suntec REIT

Suntec REIT has been a standout performer, with its share price rising from about S$0.5 in the depths of the financial crisis to about S$1.90 recently. With such a run up in prices, is there still room for growth in the future? How will Singapore's and Australia's retail and office market performance impact the REIT? This post looks through Suntec REIT's 2Q...

2 properties for the price of 1 with dual key units

Dual key units have taken the Singapore residential property and investment market by storm in the recent years. Dual key units actually aren't present just in Singapore but also in Australia, though it is a relatively new property type. For the uninitiated, dual key units in layman terms can be described as 2 units in one. The more technical explanation...

More foreigners buying Singapore property

Foreigners have been buying Singapore property in a big way in the recent few years. This has come about because of Singapore's status as an open, free and well-governed country. Furthermore, cooling measures in Hong Kong and Australia have driven some cross-border investors into Singapore in search for good purchases. This post will be a little more 'meaty' and heavy with...

Bangkok Life Asoke Rama 9 CBD residential property for ONLY S$1xxk

Life Asoke Rama 9 is one of Bangkok's hottest property to hit the market presently. As a follow up to two earlier posts on Life Asoke Rama 9 and the attractiveness of the investment, this will elaborate further on what investors can expect from the development. Important event information Pre launch event is on 24 Sept Sunday 2-4pm. Official launch is...

3 condominium units with prices below S$1mil

Check out these 3 units with prices below S$1 mil. Priced attractively, City Suites, Kingsford Waterbay and Espada offer compelling value for money at great locations. City suites Location: Balestier Road, 329999 Balestier/Toa Payoh 1 bed, 1 bath S$860,000 Type: Apartment Tenure: Freehold Floor size: 527 sqft PSF: S$1,631 TOP: 2017 Floor level: High Furnishing: Partial ✔️ City fringe, convenient location,...

15 condominiums where prices are below previous highs

For house hunters and investors, nothing beats being able to buy a unit below market prices. This post will uncover some condominium projects where the recent transacted prices are below their historical highs that were achieved either in the previous few years. Depending on the project, historical peak prices were achieved in 1997 before the Asian Financial Crisis, 2007 before the...

S$1.6b Cromwell REIT Singapore review

Cromwell
Updated 19 Sept 2017 Cromwell REIT (CEREIT) recently published new information regarding their upcoming IPO on Sept 21, 2017. Had a look through their latest prospectus (18 Sept 2017) at MAS OPERA to find out the key points. Assets in Denmark, Poland, Netherlands, Germany, France and Italy   Diversified portfolio Greater value of properties in Poland, Netherlands and Italy. Even exposure to office, industrial and retail....

22 charts showing 4 room HDB resale prices across Singapore

In Singapore, 80% of the residents stay in HDB flats. Some buy new launches while others buy resale flats. In any case, Singaporeans can't be blamed for having the mindset of wanting to profit from their capital appreciation of their flats. In recent years starting from 2013, housing prices have started a decline when the government implemented multiple rounds of...

10 condominiums with the most number of unsold units

20170917 10 condos with the most number of unsold units
For property investors interested to get involved in the market but don't know where to start, this list of 10 projects with the most number of unsold units can be a good place to kick start your search. The list below has been ranked from most to fewest number of unsold units, with the highest being Marina One Residences and...

28 condominium developments launching for sale in 2018

Condominium
28 new condominiums launching in 2018 There will be a number of new condominium developments coming up for launch in 2018 after the spate of hotly contested bidding of government land sites and en-bloc sales in 2017. This post will provide a helpful compilation of the condominiums and apartments that are slated to be launched for sale in 2018. The basis...

Popular executive condos sold in July 2017

Sol Acres
Executive Condominiums remain popular Executive condominiums have been a fairly popular property type among home buyers in the recent past. This has come on the back of rising HDB and private condominium prices, leaving fresh graduates, HDB upgraders and those about 5-10 years in the workforce stuck in the middle. People like ECs because of the public to private conversion that happens...

Parc Botannia property investment potential

Jalan Kayu
Situated in district 28, Parc Botannia is a new launch condominium near Jalan Kayu, a location with growing property investment potential. Slated to TOP in 2020, Parc Botannia has 735 residential units spread over 4 blocks of 22 stories. This post is going to introduce the property investment potential condition in Jalan Kayu with specific view on Parc Botannia, a new launch...