Property

  • Phuket lures Singaporean buyers PropertyGuru - Tue, May 15, 2012 5:04 PM SGT

    By Andrew Batt: Singaporean property buyers were snapping up holiday homes in Phuket, Thailand, during the first quarter of the year according to newly released research from Knight Frank Thailand

  • Private home sales highest since 2009 PropertyGuru - Tue, May 15, 2012 3:04 PM SGT

    By Romesh Navaratnarajah: TOP NEWS: Excluding executive condos (ECs), private home sales in Singapore for the month of April 2012 reached 2,487 units, its highest level since July 2009 when 2,772

  • PropertyGuru unveils new brand identity for Malays … PropertyGuru - Tue, May 15, 2012 2:04 PM SGT

    By Romesh Navaratnarajah:PropertyGuru Group, the leading property portal in Asia, announced today that two of its existing property sites in Malaysia – HomeGuru.com.my and Fullhouse.com.my,

  • Rising prices won't hit Singaporeans hard, minister … PropertyGuru - Tue, May 15, 2012 2:04 PM SGT

    By Romesh Navaratnarajah: Singapore's inflation rate is tipped to stay at five percent over the next few months before slowing down in the second half of 2012 to reach between 3.5 and 4.5 perc

  • Dramatic rise in property exhibition attendees PropertyGuru - Tue, May 15, 2012 1:04 PM SGT

    By Andrew Batt:There has been a dramatic rise in the number of attendees at international property exhibitions this year as more buyers look beyond their own borders for property investment opport

  • Property market cools, but worries remain: Khaw PropertyGuru - Tue, May 15, 2012 1:04 PM SGT

    By Romesh Navaratnarajah: Despite the encouraging signs brought about by the government's property cooling measures, concerns still remain with regards to soaring mass market home prices and s

  • EC site in Tampines awarded for S$233.5m PropertyGuru - Tue, May 15, 2012 12:04 PM SGT

    By Romesh Navaratnarajah: The Housing and Development Board (HDB) has awarded a residential site (pictured) slated for an executive condominium (EC) development located next to The Tampines Trilli

  • Design Studio posts lower Q1 profit PropertyGuru - Tue, May 15, 2012 3:01 AM SGT

    By Romesh Navaratnarajah:Design Studio Furniture Manufacturer Ltd, one of the leading furniture companies, has recorded a decline in net profit to S$4 million in the first quarter of this year, un

  • Chelsea Creek sees large sales in Singapore PropertyGuru - Mon, May 14, 2012 7:04 PM SGT

    By Andrew Batt: EXCLUSIVE: London property remains a hit with Singaporean property buyers and investors, as evidenced by strong sales at exhibitions over the course of last weekend (May 11-12).

  • Foreign developers flock to Asia to boost sales PropertyGuru - Mon, May 14, 2012 7:04 PM SGT

    By Romesh Navaratnarajah:Overseas property developers are showing more interest in Asia, especially Singapore, in a move to boost their sales on the back of weak demand in their local markets.

  • Dorsett Place, exquisiteness in the heart of Subang … PropertyGuru - Mon, May 14, 2012 6:04 PM SGT

    By Widya Sharkawi:Launched in February 2012, Dorsett Place Waterfront Serviced Suites (pictured) in Subang Jaya, Selangor, is a freehold development spanning 9.33 acres and caters to buyers lookin

  • Summer rental season hits Cannes PropertyGuru - Mon, May 14, 2012 4:04 PM SGT

    By Andrew Batt:The Cannes Film Festival marks the beginning of the summer property rental season in the South of France, with wealthy private individuals and corporate groups busy booking top clas

  • US mortgage rates fall to new lows PropertyGuru - Mon, May 14, 2012 4:04 PM SGT

    By Romesh Navaratnarajah:The average rate for both 30-year and 15-year fixed mortgages in the US dropped to new record lows, according to figures released by Freddie Mac.The mortgage buyer

  • CBRE secures space for Thailand's first CIMB Securities … PropertyGuru - Mon, May 14, 2012 3:04 PM SGT

    by Cheryl Tay CBRE Thailand has successfully secured office space for CIMB Securities as its first Executive Lounge in Thailand at Park Ventures Ecoplex, an enviromentally friendly 34-storey offic

  • Record S$661m worth of strata-shops sold last year PropertyGuru - Mon, May 14, 2012 2:04 PM SGT

    by Cheryl Tay Amid the recent cooling measures implemented in the residential sector, brisk sales for strata-shops peaked at a record S$661 million last year.R'ST Research's analys

  • Demand for serviced offices steady across various  … PropertyGuru - Mon, May 14, 2012 2:04 PM SGT

    by Cheryl Tay Demand for flexible workspace remains steady not only in the traditionally popular CBD but also in the suburbs.In fact, Regus will soon open a Regus Centre in Tanjong Pagar a

  • Singapore buyers 'invading' London PropertyGuru - Mon, May 14, 2012 2:04 PM SGT

    By Romesh Navaratnarajah:Local property hunters are showing more interest in buying properties in central London, with analysts pointing to rising rents and good capital values as contributing fac

  • S'pore developers post weaker property development … PropertyGuru - Mon, May 14, 2012 2:04 PM SGT

    By Romesh Navaratnarajah: Property developer UOL Group has announced that revenue was 59 percent down at S$297.7 million in the first quarter ended 31 March 2012, attributed to a 75 percent revenu

  • New hotel-park project in Balestier to boost touri … PropertyGuru - Mon, May 14, 2012 1:04 PM SGT

    by Cheryl Tay Guests of two upcoming hotels in Balestier will be able to visit the adjacent 0.46 ha Zhongshan Park (pictured). The project is expected to boost tourism, being the first hotel-park

  • SC Global acquires Bali resort site PropertyGuru - Mon, May 14, 2012 1:04 PM SGT

    By Romesh Navaratnarajah:Tanah Investments Pte Ltd (TIPL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of SC Global Developments, is acquiring a resort development site in Bali for US$32.5 million (S$40.69 million)

  • URA reserve list site at Farrer Drive to launch for … PropertyGuru - Mon, May 14, 2012 12:04 PM SGT

    By Romesh Navaratnarajah:A residential site at Farrer Drive (pictured) will be put up for sale in about two weeks under the reserve list, following a developer's request to bid a minimum of S$

  • SC Global unit to acquire resort site in Bali PropertyGuru - Mon, May 14, 2012 12:04 PM SGT

    by Cheryl Tay Tanah Investments Pte Ltd (TIPL), a wholly-owned unit of SC Global Developments, is acquiring a resort development in Bali for US$32.5 million (S$40.69 million).According to

  • Chinese property developers target Singapore buyer … PropertyGuru - Mon, May 14, 2012 12:04 PM SGT

    By Andrew Batt: EXCLUSIVE: More Chinese property developers will be targeting Singaporean property buyers and investors in the coming months, heralding the start of a new wave of property investme

  • UK buy-to-let mortgages up PropertyGuru - Sat, May 12, 2012 3:11 AM SGT

    By Romesh Navaratnarajah:The value of home loans in the UK to fund buy-to-let purchases increased by a third in the first quarter, as the sector becomes attractive to investors due to falling home

  • Sydney's rental hotspots revealed PropertyGuru - Fri, May 11, 2012 7:04 PM SGT

    By Andrew Batt:The property rental market in Sydney (pictured) is heating up, with prices of one- and two-bedroom rentals on the rise in many locations. New research from PRDnationwide rese

  • The Estates to launch in Bangkok PropertyGuru - Fri, May 11, 2012 7:04 PM SGT

    By Andrew Batt:Presales will begin next week (May 19-20) at The Estates @ Thapra (pictured), a new eight-storey low-rise condominium development in Bangkok.The 185-unit project is located

  • Tiong Seng profit jumps 134% in Q1 PropertyGuru - Fri, May 11, 2012 7:04 PM SGT

    By Romesh Navaratnarajah: Mainboard-listed construction and property firm Tiong Seng Holdings Ltd has announced that net profit attributable to equity holders jumped 134 percent to S$5 million in

  • Over 600 applications for 1 Canberra PropertyGuru - Fri, May 11, 2012 6:04 PM SGT

    By Romesh Navaratnarajah:Over 600 e-applications for the 665-unit 1 Canberra executive condo development (pictured) were recorded as balloting closed on Wednesday. The developer MCC Land e

  • CDL posts 44.5% profit drop PropertyGuru - Fri, May 11, 2012 5:04 PM SGT

    By Romesh Navaratnarajah:Lack of one-off gains from the divestment of The Corporate Office along Robinson Road has led City Developments Ltd's (CDL) first quarter net profit to drop 44.5 perce

  • Foreign investors more keen on commercial units PropertyGuru - Fri, May 11, 2012 3:04 PM SGT

    by Cheryl Tay Strata-titled commercial units in Singapore are attracting more interest from affluent property investors, who are mostly keen on prime locations especially in the CBD. "

  • Tampines EC site draws S$233.5m top bid PropertyGuru - Fri, May 11, 2012 2:04 PM SGT

    By Romesh Navaratnarajah: An executive condominium (EC) site (pictured) near The Tampines Trilliant has received a top bid of S$233.5 million, which works out to around S$373.40 psf ppr. The joint

  • MIT to build S$50m BTS facility PropertyGuru - Fri, May 11, 2012 2:04 PM SGT

    by Cheryl TayMapletree Industrial Trust (MIT), a Singapore-focused real estate investment trust (Reit), will develop a Build-To-Suit (BTS) facility for its existing tenant, Kulicke & Soffa (K&

  • CDL's Q1 profit down 44.5% PropertyGuru - Fri, May 11, 2012 2:04 PM SGT

    by Cheryl TayThe lack of one-off gains from the divestment of The Corporate Office (pictured) along Robinson Road has led City Developments Ltd's (CDL) Q1 net profit to drop 44.5 perce

  • West beckons affluent Asian buyers PropertyGuru - Fri, May 11, 2012 1:04 PM SGT

    By Romesh Navaratnarajah:Prime property prices in the West are rising as more buyers from emerging countries shift their attention to more attractive destinations.  In London, real es

  • An eye on Malaysia PropertyGuru - Fri, May 11, 2012 1:04 PM SGT

    By Romesh Navaratnarajah: Singapore, which has been focusing on investments in Malaysia's southern state of Johor, is also eyeing opportunities in other parts of the country, according to a re

  • Are we Singa-poor'? PropertyGuru - Fri, May 11, 2012 11:04 AM SGT

    By Romesh Navaratnarajah and Cheryl Tay: Why more Singaporeans are asset-rich but cash-strapped. A common gripe amongst many Singaporeans is that they have to spend their savings to pay off home l

  • Overseas property buyers are spoilt for choice PropertyGuru - Fri, May 11, 2012 10:04 AM SGT

    By Andrew Batt:There's absolutely no doubt that Singaporean's love affair with overseas property is continuing unabated.This weekend alone there are 10 property exhibitions in the

  • Issue 11 of The PropertyGuru newspaper out tomorro … PropertyGuru - Thu, May 10, 2012 6:04 PM SGT

    By Romesh Navaratnarajah:The 11th issue of The PropertyGuru, Singapore's only dedicated property newspaper hits the streets tomorrow.The latest edition, which is distributed across 513

  • Company dorm provides better living conditions for … PropertyGuru - Thu, May 10, 2012 5:04 PM SGT

    By Cheryl TayAmid recent reports that foreign workers have to endure poor living conditions, engineering company Sing Moh Electrical Engineering has set up a well-equipped workers' dor

  • New bright spot for Singapore - China relations PropertyGuru - Thu, May 10, 2012 2:04 PM SGT

    By Romesh Navaratnarajah:Singapore's Emeritus Senior Minister (ESM) Goh Chok Tong (pictured) and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao have announced that the bilateral financial cooperation between the

  • NLB planning first green children's library PropertyGuru - Thu, May 10, 2012 2:04 PM SGT

    by Cheryl TayThe National Library Board (NLB) and City Developments Ltd (CDL) plan to develop the world's first green library for children. It will, of course, be guided by green princ

  • Global real estate markets to recover slowly: JLL PropertyGuru - Thu, May 10, 2012 2:04 PM SGT

    by Cheryl TayThere is a potential slowdown in the on-going recovery of the global real estate market, according to Jones Lang LaSalle's (JLL) latest Global Market Perspective report. D

  • Frasers Hospitality unveils new hotel residence br … PropertyGuru - Thu, May 10, 2012 2:04 PM SGT

    By Cheryl TayLeading serviced residence provider Frasers Hospitality has unveiled its new hotel brand that will cater to tech-savvy business travellers.The new brand, Capri by Fras

  • Guthrie-Sun Venture tie-up makes another acquisiti … PropertyGuru - Thu, May 10, 2012 1:04 PM SGT

    By Cheryl TayGuthrie GTS, an investment holding company in Singapore, and Sun Venture, a Singapore-based real estate investment company, are continuing to tap the strata commercial property market

  • Singapore, China JV a "bright spot: officials PropertyGuru - Thu, May 10, 2012 1:04 PM SGT

    By Cheryl TayEmeritus Senior Minister (ESM) Goh Chok Tong and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao have announced that the bilateral financial cooperation between the two countries for the Tianjin Eco-City,

  • CapitaMalls, Sime Darby to jointly develop Klang Valley … PropertyGuru - Thu, May 10, 2012 1:04 PM SGT

    By Cheryl TayCapitaMalls Asia Ltd, one of the leading shopping mall developers in Asia, has teamed up with Malaysia's largest developer, Sime Darby Property, to jointly develop a shopping mall

  • US mortgage applications up 1.7% PropertyGuru - Thu, May 10, 2012 1:04 PM SGT

    By Romesh Navaratnarajah:The volume of mortgage applications in the US climbed 1.7 percent last week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).Latest figures indicate that the f

  • Office vacancy on the rise: CBRE PropertyGuru - Thu, May 10, 2012 12:04 PM SGT

    by Cheryl Tay The Asia Pacific office market saw declining vacancy rates in Q1 2012 but new supply and slow demand will likely put an end to this trend in Q2, according to the Asia Pacific Office

  • Shoebox homes get space-saving features PropertyGuru - Thu, May 10, 2012 12:04 PM SGT

    By Romesh Navaratnarajah:Shoebox units, which are no more than 500 sq ft in size, are gaining in popularity with home buyers, given their lower prices. In fact the URA (Urban Redevelopment Authori

  • One third of Aussie homeowners look to rent PropertyGuru - Thu, May 10, 2012 11:04 AM SGT

    By Andrew Batt: Almost one in three Australian homeowners would consider renting their spare room to help pay the mortgage.A PRDnationwide poll, released yesterday, revealed 14 percent of

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