Apartment resale fees slip in January: record

That is the primary time it declined in 28 months. 

The entire apartment resale value declined by way of 0.6% month-on-month in January, the primary time it diminished previously 28 months, the SRX and reported. 

“The spillover from the December 2022 faculty vacations and the beginning of faculty and post-leave-clearance paintings in January 2023: Possible homebuyers would possibly cling off purchasing their condos till they really feel extra settled as paintings resumes. Extra offices have additionally required personnel to go back to the place of business in 2023,” Pow Ying Khuan, Head of Analysis, 99 Team, stated.

“The Chinese language New Yr duration in January 2023 is any other issue within the slowdown in resale process. With the loosening of restrictions, extra households are ready to do extra house visits throughout the two-week duration, which would possibly see them removing house viewings in the intervening time.”

Learn extra: HDB resale fees received’t alternate: PropertyGuru

The marketplace additionally noticed a decline in volumes transacted with best an estimated 519 devices resold in January, representing a 22.6p.cMoM lower.

“The slowdown in quantity, which is 22.6% less than in December, is reflective of this. Then again, with the loosening of restrictions for foreigners coming into Singapore, and the energy of the Singapore buck in opposition to foreign exchange (reflective of a solid economic system and robust fiscal coverage), we would possibly draw upper resale process within the coming months,” Khuan additionally stated.

“The hot Singapore Funds coverage of accelerating housing grants for first-timer homebuyers for HDB resale homes might also see larger call for for resale HDB residences. This would push some second-timer homebuyers to take a look at resale condos as an alternative.”


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