Singapore New Launch Market Update - 4-10 Sep 2023

Singapore New Launch Market Update - 4-10 Sep 2023

In the ever-evolving landscape of Singapore's real estate market, the week of September 4th to September 10th, 2023, has brought us notable insights and trends. Let's delve into the key developments:

1. Weekly Sales Overview

  • Developers achieved a total of 30 unit sales during this week, reflecting the market's resilience amidst various challenges.

2. Regional Breakdown

  • In terms of regional distribution, the Core Central Region (CCR) accounted for 26.7% of sales, emphasizing its enduring appeal.
  • The Rest of Central Region (RCR) and Outside Central Region (OCR) constituted 43.3% and 30% of the sales, respectively, showcasing a balanced demand across different areas.

3. Top-Selling Projects

  • Pullman Residences Newton emerged as the leading project in the CCR, underlining the demand for upscale urban living.
  • In the RCR, Grand Dunman gained attention, likely due to its strategic location.
  • The OCR's top performer was Lentor Hills Residences, possibly benefiting from its unique offerings.

4. Upcoming GLS Tenders

  • Keep an eye on two Government Land Sales (GLS) tenders set to close on September 12th: Lentor Central and Champions Way. These opportunities are on the horizon.

5. Factors Affecting Developer Interest

  • Despite strong sales at Lentor Hills Residences and Lentor Modern, developers may approach the Lentor Central GLS site cautiously due to uncertain economic conditions, elevated costs, harmonized Gross Floor Area (GFA) rules, and a substantial pipeline supply of nearly 3,000 units.
  • Champions Way, a GLS site in Woodlands, presents an intriguing opportunity as no residential GLS site has emerged in this area for over a decade. However, developers are expected to exercise prudence in their bidding strategies.

6. Historical Context

  • For reference, the closest comparable GLS tenders were the two sites at Canberra Drive, which witnessed a top bid of $650 per square foot per plot ratio (psf ppr) back in 2020. Historical data can provide valuable insights into bidding patterns.

Key Takeaways:

  • Singapore's real estate market remains dynamic, with distinct regional preferences.
  • Top-selling projects are reflective of location advantages and unique features.
  • GLS tenders offer exciting prospects, but developers are mindful of economic factors and competition.
  • Historical benchmarks help gauge market dynamics and bid competitiveness.

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