Return of cooling measures for S’pore property
Just days after Singapore’s monetary authority fired a warning shot across the bow of the country’s overheating market, the government announced that it would raise the additional buyer’s stamp duty (ABSD) and tighten loan-to-value (LTV) limits on residential property purchases. While the move comes as a surprise to many,... Read more
Hong Kong stamp duty tax fails to curb price growth
A report on residential sales performance in Hong Kong by Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) revealed that the mass residential capital value index climbed 0.5 per cent over the last two months. This indicates that the stamp duty hike of 15 per cent on all residential transactions has failed to... Read more
Cities in China move to restrict property purchases
Four cities in China have announced new restrictions on property purchases as the government tries to cool soaring home prices stoked by property speculators. According to a Reuters report, the move is the result of rampant speculative activity in the country’s second- and third-tier cities, which have been developing... Read more
Save energy,  save money
BY Basreena S. The term “going green” is so widespread that it has become the current “it” factor in residential projects. These sustainable efforts are not just kind to the environment but also to our pockets as they promise lower utility bills, not to mention greater comfort. So how... Read more