18 Jul '11, 3pm

Singapore’s property market looks set for a crash that will affect every one: The question: ‘When and how serious?’

Challenging... The Law of gravity Singapore’s property market looks set for a crash that will affect every one: The question: ‘When and how serious? ’ By Seah Chiang Nee July 18, 2011 THIS property-crazed city of five million seems hell-bent on disproving the old theory that what goes up must come down. Despite warnings of a possible crash, land-squeezed Singaporeans and rich foreigners are still buying private (as well as resale public) homes at red hot prices. Shrugging away a number of cooling measures, the property bull – which became active in 2005 – has continued to charge, albeit at a slower pace. A recent prime condo traded at a new record high of S$5,842 psf. Prices had shot up another 17.6% in 2010, setting off alarm bells of a bubble building. It is giving Minister for National Development Khaw Boon Wan nightmares. Last month he warned that the market could head...

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