More shophouses up for sale in three areas

With robust demand for shophouses last year, the start of this year saw the latest slew of such investment properties up for sale. A pair of conservation shophouses in Tras Street in Tanjong Pagar is on the market with a guide price of $12 million for the larger property and $10.8 million for the smaller[…]

All eyes on launch of freehold luxury project Van Holland

It will show how resilient prices are in prime district after recent drop; analysts expect volatility Freehold luxury project Van Holland, one of the few new launches in the highly sought-after Holland Road area this year, will be watched for how resilient prices are in Singapore’s prime district following their drop in the core central[…]

Bidadari HDB estate taking shape as residents move in

With 3 MRT stations and a bus interchange coming up, green estate touted as new Bishan Singapore’s latest large estate, Bidadari, is coming to life – offering enviable greenery and connectivity – as the first batch of residents move into their Build-To-Order (BTO) Housing Board flats. A total of 881 families across two BTO projects[…]

First family home after four-year wait

Couple are among first residents at Bidadari’s Alkaff Vista and take teething problems in their stride Being one of the first few residents to move into a new Build-To-Order flat means having to put up with daily inconveniences such as renovation dust and noise. But for sales operation manager Amanda Tan, 30, and her husband[…]

Three themes to drive masterplan for Somerset Belt

Youth hub plan set to adopt elements like ‘urban culture’ distilled from ideas by young people A finalised masterplan for transforming Somerset into a youth-oriented area will be revealed in the next three months, The Straits Times has learnt. The masterplan will be guided by three key themes – “urban culture”, “adaptable architecture” and “future[…]

URA offers sweeteners to 3 buildings to spur Orchard makeover

Orchard OG, Midpoint and Faber House can have higher gross plot ratio, build hotel The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) is offering the owners of Midpoint Orchard, Orchard OG and Faber House sweeteners to spur them to redevelop as part of Singapore’s plan to rejuvenate its most famous shopping belt. Observers said that this could be[…]

Greener and deeper Singapore in the works, with more vibrant CBD

Plans for a greener and deeper Singapore were unveiled by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) at a Draft Master Plan exhibition in March. The plans include a new 50km Greater Rustic Coast running along the northern coast, as well as district-level underground projects. The Master Plan is a statutory land-use plan that guides Singapore’s development[…]

Private home prices set to grow 2%: Fitch

Modest rise likely next year and in 2021 but govt may step in if market heats up Singapore private residential prices are projected to grow by around 2 per cent next year and in 2021, according to Fitch Ratings. The trajectory is about the same as this year’s, and down from last year’s nearly 8[…]

More BTO launches in 2020 to meet additional demand

Roll-out of up to 17,000 flats to cater to demand after policy changes, up from 14,600 this year Around 16,000 to 17,000 Build-To-Order (BTO) flats will be launched next year to meet additional demand following key policy changes this year, National Development Minister Lawrence Wong announced in a blog post yesterday. New flats will be[…]