20 Apr '18, 1am

The effects of the en-bloc effect

Older apartments are selling like hotcakes amidst the collective sale fever. By the end of 2016, 50 to 60 projects have already been sold en bloc. But are the floor footages of new units shrinking despite caps on unit-sizes for private apartments Brookvale Park , Clementi. High prices paid for en bloc deals pushing developers to shrink apartment sizes? While the property market is in good stead with the fuel poured on by collective sale successes, an estimated 20,000 new units are slated to enter the market in the next 3 to 4 years. Questions about a possible supply glut have been raised. But the overall market recovery and positivity have overshadowed those. Land prices have been rising as developers bid high, but that could also mean rising home prices . Some developers may keep units small to maximize the land area and keep the overall price affordable. The supply of re...

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