Sliding prices may force govt to adjust property curbs

Property consultants believe the government may finally be persuaded to tweak some of the cooling measures as home prices are expected to drop further this year, reported Bloomberg. JLL National Director of Research & Consultancy, Ong Teck Hui, expects home prices to fall by as much as eight percent this year, while Knight Frank predicts
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GuocoLand tops out the $3.2b Tanjong Pagar Centre

Property developer GuocoLand on Wednesday topped out Tanjong Pagar Centre, its $3.2 billion integrated mixed-use project located above Tanjong Pagar MRT station. At 290 metres high, the development is set to become the tallest building in Singapore, once completed in mid-2016. National Development Minister, Lawrence Wong, was the guest-of-honour at the ceremony to mark the
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Positive indicators for Malaysian property

Article contributed by Elizabeth William As is the case in many countries, Malaysia’s property market is undergoing a period of consolidation after its stellar run of recent years. Whilst the market is not out of the woods yet, property commentators highlight the promise which lies ahead. In general this year, the property markets in key areas
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Invest with aplomb

Singapore is no stranger to investments in both residential and commercial property. But what about hotels? We delve into the world of hotel investment with Singapore-based Castlewood Group to find out more. Real estate investment has proven to be highly lucrative, with both the commercial and residential property markets in countries such as Singapore, Indonesia
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New homes drive Hong Kong market

In Hong Kong’s residential sector, developers continue to launch new build projects with sweeteners, while in the resale housing market, activity is slow when faced with competition from new homes and with owners standing firm on asking prices. In July, demand for new mass residential units remained the key driver of Hong Kong’s residential market.
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Invest in Philippine Property: Ortigas City

Real estate in Philippines continues to lure Asian property hunters because of they are relatively more affordable than properties in other countries such as Hong Kong and Singapore. What’s more important is the prospective high return to investment Philippine property is anticipated to garner. From recent data, it suggests that the real estate market, especially
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Invest in Philippine Property: Bonifacio City

There are several reasons why investors are flocking to invest in the Philippines: – While growth in other South-East Asian countries will average 3-4 percent for the year, The Philippines is set to remain in the spotlight with a high GDP of around 7 percent. Given that the nation’s GDP hit a historic 7.2 percent
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Invest in Philippine Property: Makati City

In May, MAS issued a warning to investors about the potential dangers of purchasing property overseas, cautioning against moving too quickly in order to mitigate financial risks. This is especially so if investors themselves are unfamiliar with the conditions in overseas markets they are looking to invest into, typically with regards to the prospects for
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More Property Buyers in Singapore Decoupling

Some owners are transferring their share of the property to their partner so that they can purchase another house without paying ABSD. One of the cooling measures introduced to bring down property prices, which is by far the most effective measure much to the dismay of buyers and investors, is the Additional Buyer’s Stamp Duty
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Eye on Tiong Bahru

Rich with architectural, cultural and historical significance, the mention of Tiong Bahru often evokes a sense of nostalgia. However, the area, particularly Tiong Bahru estate, has experienced rejuvenation in recent years with many new and trendy commercial tenants. Tiong Bahru estate was developed in the 1920s as Singapore’s first public housing estate, by the Singapore
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