Geylang sees boom in home launches

      Geylang (pictured), which is considered by many as a red-light district in Singapore, is in the middle of a building boom, with developers taking advantage of its proximity to the city centre. According to a report by The Straits Times, nearly 1,900 new residential units across over 25 developments are expected to
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HDBs more unaffordable than private homes

                      Housing and Development Board (HDB) resale homes in Singapore are more unaffordable than private homes, PropertyGuru can exclusively reveal. They are also classed as being ‘severely unaffordable’. Using a globally-recognised formula where the Median Multiple (median house price divided by the annual median household
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Buyers upset by BTO launch next to DBSS site

      Buyers of the Trivelis (pictured) — a Design, Build and Sell Scheme (DBSS) project in Clementi — were upset after the HDB announced in January that a new 670-unit Build-To-Order (BTO) project will be built right next to it. Low Tian Chyem, one of the buyers, said he had booked a five-room
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LTA unveils plans for Bukit Brown road project

            The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has announced its final plans for a new road that will pass through the Bukit Brown Cemetery (pictured). It shows that the LTA will minimise land take and impact to the surrounding environment. Announced in September last year, the road will be built to
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Ways to Conserve Water at Home

No matter where you live, in an apartment in Singapore, house in Jakarta, condo in Kuala Lumpur, please conserve water. Conserving water is not only for environment’s sake, but also to save your expenses. From your lawn to your bathroom, there are many ways to conserve water at home. Here are some examples. Food and
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Housing rents to increase around the world: Savills

                                Rental values in the global residential property market are climbing fast, as demand from local and international corporate tenants’ rises rapidly, noted Savills, a London-based consultancy. According to the Savills World Class Cities Index, the average rental increase in
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URA, HDB launch 4 residential sites

                              The Housing and Development Board (HDB) has released two new executive condominium (EC) sites located at Tampines Central 7 and Woodlands Avenue 5 under the confirmed list for H1 2012. Together, the 99-year leasehold sites could yield 1,300 EC units.
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Private home sales hit new high

                      Despite the gloomy economic outlook and recent cooling measures, private home sales in February remained strong and set a new record with transactions hitting 3,138 units including executive condominiums (ECs). Data from the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) revealed that excluding ECs, the figures mark
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London, New York and Kuala Lumpur are top three property hotspots

    Property investment firm IP Global has named London (pictured), New York and Kuala Lumpur as the top three property investment hubs in the world. London’s bullish property market has been boosted by international investors with a five percent growth forecast for 2012 while New York, with prices still 20 percent below their peak
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Singapore the 3rd most competitive city

        Singapore has been ranked the world’s third most competitive city due to its first-class infrastructure, strong economy and clean environment, according to the latest report published by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Ranked by the World Bank as the easiest place to do business, Singapore also tops the list as the
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