3 the reason why HDB resale quantity fell in February

OrangeTee, PropNex, and One World Staff expose their observations.

Seasonal lull, emerging pursuits, and tasty build-to-order workout ended in the decline of HDB resale quantity in February 2023, in step with estate professionals.

In a contemporary document, the and SRX knowledge confirmed that HDB resale quantity fell 28.2% MoM.

OrangeTee stated the impact might be seasonal since resale quantity most often declines MoM in earlier years right through February 2019 to 2022.

“Gross sales quantity normally falls in February because the Chinese language New 12 months vacation could have happened right through that month and February being the shortest month could have much less offers recorded,” stated OrangeTee.

PropNex analysis stated call for used to be quite solid however some patrons are nonetheless retaining wait-and-see approaches because of marketplace uncertainties and worth resistance.

One World Staff stated the decline may also be attributed to the BTO launches in February as extra house owners wish to follow for BTO residences reminiscent of the ones in Kallang/Whampoa and Queenstown. 

“Even if the applying charges for this BTO workout had been less than the ones of earlier workouts, the call for for BTO residences in mature estates remained top,” the company stated.

Uptick in first time purchaser enquiries

In the meantime, the new build up in purchaser enquiries is also because of this 12 months’s price range, stated PropNex.

The price range not too long ago introduced housing grants that made house owners look ahead to for 3- and 4-room resale residences.

A number of analysts lauded the newest price range bulletins even regarding it as beneficiant and stuffed with love.

The company added that HDB resale costs stay fairly solid as many dealers are more likely to grasp directly to their asking value in view of the top price of substitute properties.

“Some flat house owners who will probably be taking ownership in their newly finished properties this 12 months, is also prepared to regulate their value expectancies rather, relying on call for for his or her flat,” it stated.


OrangeTee sees that housing grants will probably be given to eligible first-timers who will purchase resale residences so there will probably be extra call for at the BTO marketplace.

February 2023 BTO gross sales release have already observed a steep fall within the selection of candidates, and a few of those that did not follow for the February’s BTO might go for resale residences.

“Call for might upward push extra considerably in the second one part of this 12 months when the penalty for non-selection of BTO residences kicks in. Those that fail to choose a flat or have their first-timer privileges suspended will most likely go for a resale flat. ply for February’s BTO is also bearing in mind resale residences,” stated OrangeTee.

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