20 Apr '16, 2am

Increasing gap between home prices

The landscape of Singapore's property market is changing, with price cuts at new suburban projects, while new sale prices for more central homes have been more stable. This has led to a growing price gap between downtown projects and those in other parts of Singapore. The price gap narrowed most in 2013, when the private home market peaked, before the Total Debt Servicing Ratio (TDSR) came in, a Knight Frank study found. But with TDSR putting pressure on buyers - especially those of less central projects - the gap may grow even wider. In the new sale market, price gaps between non-landed homes in the core central region (CCR) and rest of central region (RCR), and those in the CCR and outside central region (OCR), bottomed out in 2013. At the time, average CCR new sale non-landed home prices slumped by 9.6 per cent, as prices rose 3.3 per cent in the RCR and surged 11.3 per...

Full article: http://www.srx.com.sg/singapore-property-news/17922/incre...

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