Private home rental market may face slowdown in 2014, say analysts

By Nicole Tan | POSTED: 30 Dec 2013 18:17 | CNA SINGAPORE The private home rental market is expected to face headwinds in the year ahead, given the large supply of new homes and slower demand due to tighter foreign worker policies. Analysts …

Khaw Boon Wan satisfied with results of ramped-up BTO programme in 2013

POSTED: 30 Dec 2013 17:38 | CNA SINGAPORE The intense ramped-up Build-To-Order (BTO) programme has served to clear the backlog of applications for new public housing, and to pave the way for a more sustainable programme in 2014. National Development Minister …

HDB to cut supply of new 3-room, larger flats to 18,600 in 2014

By Olivia Siong | POSTED: 30 Dec 2013 17:22 | CNA SINGAPORE The Housing and Development Board (HDB) will reduce the supply of three-room and bigger flats by 18 per cent in 2014. At the same time, it will almost double the number …

Resale private home prices rise 0.1% on-month in Nov

POSTED: 30 Dec 2013 13:20 | CNA SINGAPORE Prices of resale private homes rose marginally by 0.1 percent in November after falling by 0.8 percent in the previous month. This is according to the flash estimate of the NUS Singapore Residential …

New housing policies are showing results: Khaw Boon Wan

By Olivia Siong | POSTED: 26 Dec 2013 13:35 | CNA SINGAPORE Almost 10,000 couples would have benefited from the Housing and Development Board’s (HDB) Parenthood Priority Scheme (PPS) by January 2014. Of these, about half are either expecting a child or have …

‘Wind corridors’ for future Marina South residents

BY WOO SIAN BOON | PUBLISHED: 26 DECEMBER, 4:02 AM | TODAY SINGAPORE Residents of the future Marina South precinct – one of three new residential precincts unveiled in the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s (URA) draft master plan last month – may find walking …

More can be done to help housing needs of some groups: analysts

By Olivia Siong | POSTED: 24 Dec 2013 18:52 | CNA SINGAPORE With the Housing and Development Board’s (HDB) three-year ramped-up building programme, property experts said the housing needs of first-time homebuyers have been largely addressed. So the government could look into providing …

Proportion of PRs buying HDB resale flats drops

By Ng Lian Cheong | POSTED: 23 Dec 2013 17:46 | CNA SINGAPORE The proportion of Permanent Residents (PRs) buying Housing and Development Board (HDB) resale flats has gone down in the last few months. This comes after new rules to stabilise the …