New home sales surge high in August

Hungry ghosts were no suit for hungry home customers as new residence sales jumped to an 11-month high last month, with developers marketing 1,256 non-landed personal houses, up 16.3 per cent from the 1,080 private homes marketed in July. Year on year, sales were up 11.8 percent from 1,123.

As opposed to reducing during the normally quiet Hungry Ghost month, new residence sales rose for a fourth straight month amidst Singapore’s worst economic downturn. Last month’s sales noted the very best August performance in 8 years, kept in mind Ms Christine Sun, head of research study and working as a consultant at OrangeTee & Connection.

In contrast, only 325 brand-new systems were marketed in August 2008 amid the worldwide economic crisis, and simply 756 in August 2013 after a round of cooling measures.

Attractively valued new estate launches combined with suppressed need, adhering to a two-month-long circuit breaker when show-flats were shut, spurred sales last month. Analysts also pointed out reduced interest rates and also a section of buyers with still-healthy task potential customers.

Mr Ong Teck Hui, senior supervisor of research as well as working as a consultant at JLL, cited bright areas in the economic situation where some organizations are stable or perhaps growing. These include the innovation, biomedical, healthcare, electronic devices and precision engineering sectors.

“Those in more stable employment would certainly have greater confidence in acquiring a building regardless of the economic downturn,” he claimed.

The 0.3 per cent boost in the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s (URA) second-quarter exclusive household consumer price index might have fuelled the understanding that prices, at worst, might soften somewhat. This might have triggered some house purchasers to take the plunge, Mr Ong added.

Much more brand-new systems were released ahead of the Hungry Ghost month, which began on Aug 19. There were 1,582 personal residences launched last month, up 82 per cent from 869 units in July, and almost 56 per cent higher than 1,015 devices a year back. The numbers exclude executive condominium (EC) systems, which are a public-private housing crossbreed.

Last month’s take-up was led by projects in the city fringe, or the remainder of central region, with 622 sales, adhered to by 506 systems marketed in the suburban areas, or outside the central region, and also 128 in prime districts, or the core central area, according to JLL.

The three brand-new launches – Forett At Bukit Timah, Noma and also Mooi Residences – composed 19.1 per cent of overall sales last month.

Forett At Bukit Timah sold 213 units, or 34 percent of its 633 units, in the first month of its launch, “an instead outstanding efficiency, as a result of the freehold land tenure and affordable price point of $1,933 psf. Efficient layouts suggested that average price quantum each exercises to be $1.45 million, which fits the wonderful place for the majority of families”, stated Ms Tricia Tune, head of study for Singapore at Colliers International.


  • 16.3 %
    Boost in the number of non-landed private residences marketed last month, from July.
  • 1,256
    Variety of non-landed personal homes sold last month.
  • 11.8%.
    Boost in sales year on year, up from 1,123.

Noma, a 50-unit freehold advancement in Geylang, marketed 34 devices, or 68 percent, within a weekend break after it offered early-bird discount rates, with one-bedders starting at $600,000 as well as two-bedroom systems starting at $900,000, Ms Track said.

Consisting of EC devices, 1,307 brand-new homes were occupied last month, up 14.4 per cent from July, as well as about 12 per cent greater than 1,168 a year earlier, the URA information showed.

Sales picked up for earlier launches like The Yard Residences and The Woodleigh Residences – both overtook Jadescape, OLA EC, and Normanton Park to make the top 5 best-selling condos.

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