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Six projects that pushed up Q1 home sales

Close to 75 percent of all private homes launched in the first quarter of 2013 came from six popular 99-year leasehold condominium projects in the Outside Central Region (OCR) or 67.9 percent of all units sold, said Colliers International.

They include the 630-unit Q Bay Residences which sold 463 of the 520 units released in Q1 at prices ranging from S$823 to S$1,277 psf, and the 582-unit Urban Vista where 348 units were sold out of the 420 launched with prices ranging between S$1,193 and $1,692 psf.

The 912-unit D’Nest sold 699 of the 800 units launched at prices ranging from S$737 to S$1,299 psf, while Hillion Residences – a 546-unit mixed development in Bukit Panjang sold 191 units out of the 250 released at prices from S$1,225 to S$1,698 psf.

The 755-unit Trilinq sold 106 out of the 200 units released in March at prices that ranged from S$1,193 to S$1,843 psf, while the 810-unit La Fiesta sold 476 out of the 500 units launched at prices between S$956 and S$1,440 psf.

Factors which contributed to the success of these projects included location, competitive pricing and proximity to public transportation networks like MRT stations, noted the consultancy.

Sales were also bolstered by incentives such as rebates, early-bird prices and developers absorbing part of the additional buyer’s stamp duty (ABSD).

Moving forward, demand for private homes in the long term remains steady despite the slew of cooling measures implemented by the government in Q1 2013. This bullish outlook is supported by the new high-speed rail link between Singapore and KL, in addition to the upcoming Cross Island Line (CRL) and Jurong Region Line (JRL) by 2030.

Source : PropGuru – 25 Apr 2013

Private home sales in Q1 sets new record

2,793 units were sold in March, nearly four times more than the 712 units snapped up in February, according to Knight Frank’s residential bulletin for Q1 2013. It also set a new record-high, surpassing the previous peak of 2,772 units in July 2009.

The overall new sales volume for the first quarter is now about 5,533 units, up 27 percent from Q4 last year with most of the sales coming from major launches in the Outside Central Region (OCR) such as Trilinq, D’Nest, Urban Vista, Bartley Ridge and Hillion Residences.

“While some prospective homebuyers remain sensitive to price levels with the higher ABSD and new tax policies; new launches with good location attributes and attractive price offers continue to draw genuine buyers especially in the mass market segment,” said Wendy Tang, Executive Director & Head of Residential Services at Knight Frank Singapore.

At the same time, Urban Redevelopment Authority’s (URA) All Residential Property Price Index showed that overall private home prices marginally increased by 0.5 percent in Q1 2013 from the previous quarter’s 1.8 percent growth.

Meanwhile, Knight Frank APAC Research Director Nicholas Holt noted that home prices across most Asia Pacific (APAC) nations are expected to dip due to property cooling measures introduced by respective governments.

“While every market is different, we believe that prices will soften in Singapore by an average of five percent and Hong Kong by 10 percent. In China over the next 12 months, there is likely to continue to be price appreciation in Tier 1 cities, while we could see drops in some of the Tier two and three cities. Finally, Malaysia is likely to see a rebound in activity following the upcoming election.”

Source : PropGuru – 24 Apr 2013