Tag Archives: Seller’s Stamp Duty

Property units flipped within days last year for tidy gains

Published 6 June 2011 The Business Times By Kalpana Rashiwala An analysis of subsale transactions by Savills Singapore has shed light on the sort of short-term property speculation in the Singapore non-landed private housing market last year that culminated in … Continue reading

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Property investors go for the slow flip

Published 6 June 2011 The Business Times By Kalpana Rashiwala Average holding period of Q1 subsales rises, so does average gain from profitable deals It pays not to flip properties too frequently, according to a study of subsale transactions by … Continue reading

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Should I buy my primary property now?

I brought my clients to see a rental property in Lion Towers two weekends ago. This couple became my clients one year ago when I helped them to source for a rental property. With their one year lease coming up, … Continue reading

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Home sales hot up with 29% April (2011) spike

Published 17 May 2011 The Business Times By Uma Shankari Developers move 1,788 units, the highest volume since November; some analysts now expect May sales to hit at least 1,500 – and maybe even outstrip April’s number SALES of new … Continue reading

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Will election results affect the housing market?

Published 29 April 2011 TODAYonline By Colin Tan With the General Election (GE) just around the corner, several people have asked me whether I think the poll results would have an impact on the private housing market. If you are … Continue reading

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HDB upgraders’ hopes of dream condo fading

Published 7 April 2011 The Straits Times By Jessica Cheam , Daryl Chin and Cheryl Ong Record prices, cooling measures deal double whammy BUYING that suburban condominium home – the dream of the quintessential HDB upgrader – is becoming harder … Continue reading

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Private home prices may fall 5%: DTZ

Published 28 January 2011 The Business Times By Uma Shankari PRIVATE home prices in 2011 could fall by up to 5 per cent but will be largely stable, says a new report by DTZ Research. The firm expects recent government … Continue reading

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A cold shower on hot money

Published January 14, 2011 The Business Times By Kalpana Rashiwala  THE Singapore government yesterday acted defensively to stem the tide of hot money flowing into the island’s housing market. This comes in the light of recent steps taken by Chinese … Continue reading

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New steps rain on speculators’ parade

Published January 14, 2011 The Business Times By Uma Shankari Big hike in seller’s stamp duty and mortgage restrictions to cool property market Starting today, speculators in the Singapore property market will find their ardour cooled by a severe new … Continue reading

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