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Planning strategies to boost residents’ well-being

SINGAPORE — How residents move around in their neighbourhoods could soon have a big say in how town planners add or tweak features to the area. Using data captured by motion sensors on smart lighting, for example, the decision could be made to have. Wi-Fi at void decks for residents to study. Or perhaps, identify […]

Resale prices of flats edged up

Resale prices of Housing Board (HDB) flats edged up 0.1 per cent last month, reversing the 0.1 per cent dip recorded in November, according to flash estimates from SRX Property on Thursday. There was also a near 20 per cent drop in flats changing hands: 1,585 resale units were sold in December, 19.9 per cent […]

Punggol Digital District to create 28,000 jobs

SINGAPORE: The opening of a new business and education hub in Punggol from 2023 will create 28,000 jobs in fields such as cybersecurity and data analytics, creating job opportunities “close to home”. Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean said this at the launch of an exhibition for members of the public to view the Punggol […]

Increase in DC rates to have impact on en-bloc sales?

The government is raising development charge or DC rates for non-landed residential use by 13.8 per cent on average. The areas which have seen private-sector collective sales and bullish land bids at state tenders in recent months will see some of the biggest hikes in DC rates. The government is also increasing DC rates by […]

Home prices to reach inflection point by 2018?

SINGAPORE — The private housing recovery found a stronger foothold in May, as the resale volume jumped 17.4 per cent from the previous month and prices resumed their upward climb. The latest flash estimates by SRX Property released yesterday for private non-landed resale transactions showed that the resale volume last month amounted to an estimated […]

Another freehold property to be launched for collective sale

SINGAPORE – City Towers, a freehold property along Bukit Timah Road, will be launched for collective sale at an owners’ reserve price of S$355 million. This represents the owners’ fourth attempt at a collective sale. Marketing agent for the collective sale, Colliers International Group Inc, in a statement on Wednesday (Jan 3), added that the […]