25 Dec '13, 3pm

New: Singapore Property News This Week #135

Introduced in late June by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the total debt servicing ratio (TDSR) framework applied to all property loans granted by financial institutions to individuals, and was reported to be a game changer for the property market in 2013. In July, just a month after the TDSR was introduced, private home sales declined from 1,806 units in June to only 481 in July, excluding executive condominiums (ECs). The number of homes launched also decreased to 557 in July from 1,768 units in June. Elaine Chow, head of research at Chesterton Singapore, said that compared with the series of cooling measures imposed previously, the TDSR single-handedly chilled the private residential market. Christine Li, head of research at OrangeTee, said that it was only after TDSR that developers started to reduce their selling prices.

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