Singapore's private home market shows resilience with a 0.5% increase

Singapore's private home market shows resilience with a 0.5% increase

Singapore's private home prices have demonstrated remarkable resilience with a 0.5% increase in the third quarter of 2023, as reported in the URA flash estimates. This upturn comes after a slight dip of 0.2% in the previous quarter, which marked the first decrease in prices in 12 consecutive quarters. Here are the key takeaways:

Key Takeaways:

  1. Resilient Recovery: The third-quarter uptick suggests a swift recovery after cooling measures introduced in April led to a brief dip in the property market. Although the growth remains lower compared to 2022, it shows the market's resilience.

  2. Market Caution: Market players are approaching cautiously as they analyze the impact of these cooling measures on housing demand. Buyers have adopted a wait-and-see approach, partly due to an increased supply of new homes in recent months.

  3. Lunar Seventh Month Impact: Activity was muted in August and September due to the lunar seventh month, contributing to a 15% decline in private residential sale transaction volumes compared to the previous quarter.

  4. Landed Properties: The landed private property market saw a moderate decline, with prices dropping 4.9% QoQ, breaking an eight-quarter streak of growth. However, experts believe this is unlikely to be sustained, given the continued demand for landed homes.

  5. Outlook: Experts anticipate that the private residential market will remain resilient, supported by low unemployment rates and healthy local demand for private housing. Several new project launches are expected to maintain transaction volumes in the coming months.

  6. Price Sensitivity: Despite strong demand, potential buyers are expected to remain price-sensitive due to the economic environment and higher interest rates. Stability in private home prices is projected for the next few quarters.

In conclusion, the Singapore property market continues to exhibit strength, offering opportunities for both buyers and sellers. Don't miss out on staying informed and taking advantage of market conditions. Contact us for expert guidance tailored to your real estate needs.

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