Paya Lebar Quarter

Paya Lebar Quarter

 

Paya Lebar, the commercial hub of Singapore is transforming fast to become a ‘regional business hub’ of the city. Over the past few years this place has undergone dramatic transformations. The URA plans to provide greater opportunities to the people pretty close to their homes. This upcoming project will not only enhance the place with its development but also promises to become the main point for gatherings for people coming here and will revive life at the riverbanks of Geylang River. Besides this advantage of the place, there are other advantages like its connectivity with expressways and roads namely Changi Road, Paya Lebar Road & Sims Ave.

Transformation of Paya Lebar
Transformation of Paya Lebar (Source : URA)

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Serangoon Road Site

Serangoon Road

The famous & the earliest roads of Singapore which passes through Singapore’s ‘Little India’. The commercial, religious & cultural centre for the foreign Indian community as well as the locals. Basically it’s a hub for various activities of the Indian community and becomes full of life during festivals & of course at weekends too. Being one of the oldest roads, it has got many renowned buildings and shops. One of which is the ‘National Aerated Water Company’s’ building.

 

Serangoon Road Site
National Aerated Water Co. Ltd at Serangoon Road Site

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Cooling Off Measures Finally Eased

Cooling Off Measures Finally Eased

After continued speculation, the Government has announced that they are easing back on the cooling off measures they introduced to keep the property market in check. Though it has been thought such a move was overdue, the fact it wasn’t mentioned in last month’s budget meant it has taken many in the industry by surprise. In a joint announcement made by the Ministry of National Development, the Ministry of Finance and the Monetary Authority of Singapore they stated there would be several changes to legislation for properties bought from March 11th onwards. These changes are:

Seller’s Stamp Duty (SSD) will not apply if the owner sells the property more than three years after the date of purchase (down from 4 years previously).

• The SSD rates themselves are also being lowered by 4%. Any properties purchased on or after 11th March will be liable to 12% SSD if sold in the first year; 8% in the second, and 4% in the third.

• Further loosening of the TDSR rules was also announced meaning that the TDSR framework will no longer be applied to mortgage equity withdrawal loans where the loan to value ratio is 50% or below, a reduction from the 60% level previously.

Cooling Measures Eased
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Bukit Batok

Bukit Batok

With a population of almost 150,000 and straddling an area of a little over 4 square miles, Bukit Batok is ranked as the 25th largest region by area, and the 12th highest populated region in Singapore. Its location on the eastern edge of the nation’s West Region, means it is ideally located for those looking for a place to live slightly away from the main heart of Singapore, but still close enough to commute. It has very much its own identity and character however, and provides residents with a rich variety of leisure, education, retail and dining options.

 

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HDB Loans versus Bank Loans – Which is the Better Deal?

HDB Loans versus Bank Loans – Which is the Better Deal?

As well as all the traditional methods of getting a home loan, the HDB Loan further muddies the waters. They may not be for everyone (actually, the tight restrictions ensure that they certainly aren’t), but they do provide a genuine option, and it is definitely worth seeing if they are ideal for your circumstances.

 

HDB loan or Bank Loan

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An interesting price game of developers

An interesting price game of developers to increase sales of new private homes

 

The sales growth pattern that has been reported by the executive condo (EC) have shown a spectacular sales rate. Developers are succeeded to sell out 8136 of the private homes in the last years which make it up to 9.4 percent of the sales that had been done in the previous years. The numbers by the government have clearly shown that the developer has finally found the buyers for 4018 EC units. However, the key factor that has been considered as a key behind it is the prices that have been mentioned by the developers. This price is the major reason behind the increase of market sales at ECs. ECs are the hybrid housing schemes. The sales figure of 2016 is based on the sales figures of December provided by the developers.

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Enhanced CPF Housing Grants

Enhanced CPF Housing Grants

 

The Minister for Finance announced that the CPF Housing Grant for first-timer families and singles would be changing in the coming year. The Government have introduced plans to increase Central Provident Fund (CPF) Housing Grants for first time property buyers purchasing HDB homes from the resale market. Families looking to buy their first home will be entitled to an increase from $30,000 to $50,000 in CPF Housing Grants for 4-room or smaller flats and to a total of $40,000 if the family were planning to buy a 5-room or larger resale flat. In combination with the additional CPF Housing Grant and Proximity Housing Grant, young families were previously entitled to up to $90,000 in subsidies but can now they can receive up to $110,000 in subsidies with the enhanced CPF Grants that are coming into effect, depending on the flat’s location, flat type and personal income.

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Demand for Condo in the West sparks sales at The Clement Canopy

 

Demand for Condo in the West sparks sales at The Clement Canopy

The Clement Canopy
The Clement Canopy

 

The Clement Canopy is the first new launch condo project to be introduced to the market in 2017 and due to its stunning greenery, modest pricing structure and prime location near to Singapore’s education hub, Jurong Lake District and One-north, it is already a popular venture for buyers. There has been a strong interest in the new property and the launch has been very successful with crowds of more than 5,000 people coming to view the demonstrative showflat and purchase various units over the course of two days. It has been particularly popular with owner-occupiers and investors and 195 units in Clement Canopy were sold on the first week of the property’s launch.

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Quick Guide to Fixed & Floating Rates, and SIBOR & SOR

Quick Guide to Fixed & Floating Rates, and SIBOR & SOR

When buying a home or property for investment, choosing the right location and development is not the end of the decisions you will have to make. Deciding on the mortgage deal that is best for you and your circumstances can often be as difficult and complex as finding a home itself. Here we take you through the different terms, options and the pros and cons of each.

 

Mortgage
Mortgage

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