24 Jun '14, 4am

#GlobalREBubble #singapore #DEBT #Mortgages 'Effects Of TDSR So Far' @SGPropertyGuru

The impact of the Total Debt Servicing Ratio (TDSR) became quickly apparent when it was introduced in June 2013, with private home sales dropping 73.3 percent to 482 units in July 2013 from 1,806 units in June 2013, said media reports. Analysts noted suburban homes were most affected. Data compiled by Knight Frank Singapore indicated new home sales in the suburbs fell 63 percent in H2 2013 from the first half of the year. Aimed at ensuring financial prudence among borrowers, the TDSR specifies that the total monthly payments’ of a borrower, including car and home loans and even credit card debts, should not exceed 60 percent of the borrower’s income. Alice Tan, Knight Frank's Director of Consultancy and Research, said, “The TDSR basically impacts on mortgage loan eligibility and affordability of private homes and the mass market segment typically caters to upgraders and mi...

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