30 Jul '18, 1am

Are #Singapore's latest #property cooling measures too much too soon? #JLLinvestor has the story

July 30, 2018 Residential Singapore Singapore’s new policies aimed at tempering house-price gains were the latest government effort to address a growing lack of affordability in cities worldwide. The Singapore government earlier this month introduced a five percent increase to the Additional Buyers’ Stamp Duty (ABSD), which affects buyers of second and third properties. It also tightened lending standards, reducing the loan-to-value ratio limits for all home purchases by five percentage points. Housing affordability has been a growing headache for governments globally. Hong Kong last month slapped a new tax on unsold homes in an attempt to curb rising prices, which have doubled in the last decade. In Singapore, the average price of private homes rose 9.1 percent in the past year, according to the Urban Redevelopment Authority. “The sharp increase in prices, if left uncheck...

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