Updated: Apr 3, 2020
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31 March 2020 : Economic Indicators - HDB Resale Market
31 March 2020 : Economic Indicators - Private Resale Market
17 February 2020 : January 2020 Developer Monthly Sales Analysis
Sales rebounded in January after year-end holidays
New home sales rebounded strongly as both buyers and sellers returned to the private residential market after the year-end holidays. The number of transactions climbed sharply last month, marking the highest January sales in seven years.
According to the developers' sales survey by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), 618 new homes were sold in January 2020, 14.9 per cent higher than the 538 units sold in the preceding month and 41.4 per cent more than the 437 units sold over the same period last year. Including executive condominiums (EC), developers sold 638 units last month, registering a 15.8 per cent month-on-month (m-o-m) increase.
January’s sales take-up was led by projects in the city fringes or rest of central region (RCR) which accounted for 41.9 per cent of the total sales (excluding EC), followed by the suburban areas or outside central region (OCR) at 36.6 per cent. The proportion of sales in the luxury segment or core central region rose to its highest level since January 2019 (29.8 per cent) at 21.5 per cent. A total of 598 units were launched last month.
05 February 2020 : HDB Market Pulse Q4 2019
Market turned around last year after a series of policy changes
The HDB resale market staged a surprising turnaround in the second half of last year as both prices and sales volume rebounded after a series of policy changes were implemented in recent months. The HDB resale market staged a surprising turnaround in the second half of last year as both prices and sales volume rebounded after a series of policy changes were implemented in recent months. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the positive impact of the recent policy changes may continue to create demand in the secondary market. Sales volume may be stronger this year, possibly around 23,000 to 25,000 transactions Prices of resale flats may stabilise or rise further, albeit at a modest pace of below 2 per cent this year.
04 February 2020 : HDB Market Projection for 2020
More supplies in the pipeline in 2020 and beyond
The public housing sector is poised for brighter prospects this year. The positive impact of the recent policy changes, such as enhancement of CPF Housing Grants, allowing buyers more flexibility to use CPF monies to buy older flats and the ongoing Home Improvement Programme (HIP), will continue to create demand in the secondary market. We are optimistic that sales volume may be stronger with around 23,000 to 25,000 units to be transacted this year. Based on historical data, there seems to be a strong correlation between the number of younger flats being sold and the number of flats that have reached their Minimum Occupation Period (MOP) in that year (the correlation coefficient is 0.82) (Chart 7). The correlation suggests that the number of younger flats being sold may rise in tandem with more flats projected to reach MOP this year. Many homeowners could be keen to put up their units for sale and upgrade to private properties or bigger flats. Using HDB data downloaded from data.gov.sg, about 24,000 new flats are projected to reach their MOP in 2020 (Chart 8). However, the swift increase in housing supply could create a surplus that may slow down the rate of price growth for resale flats especially in the newer housing estates. More than 60,000 flats have reached MOP over the last three years. Overall prices may continue to stabilise or rise modestly by less than 2 per cent this year (Chart 9).
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