Why mature HDB estates retain their value better

Both types of estates have lost market value since the peak of the HDB market. However, the impact on homeowners in non-mature flats has been far more severe. -SRX Property

How to get the modern Singapore living room for under $1,000

If you've been putting off refurnishing because you think it'll cost you an arm and a leg, then here are some ideas to keep your wallet happy. -MoneySmart

Properties abroad attractive as S$ strengthens

It is far cheaper now to invest in properties in Malaysia, Australia and Britain. -ST

Some 5,000 exec condos slated for launch this year

Consultants wonder if avalanche of supply can be absorbed; tepid take-up seen with loan restrictions still in place. -BT

CASE issues warning on foreign property investments

CASE received 13 complaints from consumers regarding foreign property purchases in 2013 and 2014. -AsiaOne

5 money traps couples fall into when buying their first property

Property decisions are long-term, and what you decide at the very start can lock you in for a very long time. -MoneySmart

Preservation groups, activists raise concerns

Wildlife preservation groups and animal activists are dismayed at news that a Batam property developer wants to build homes around a lagoon filled with captive dolphins. -ST

Living with dolphins

Indonesian developer says villas built in lagoon with these mammals are capturing interest of S'poreans. -ST

Tough times at far east plaza

Slow business at many fashion stores as shoppers flock to mega malls. -ST

2 residential sites in Toa Payoh and Queenstown launched for sale

The sites can yield a combined total of 1,180 units. -AsiaOne

Joo Chiat freehold shophouse block sold for S$16.8m

A company linked to OCBC's Lee family selling the asset to a property fund manager. -BT

Bishan flat sells for $1.05m

The million-dollar flat at Block 192, Bishan Street 13 was sold earlier this month, data from the HDB showed. -My Paper

Retail, office rents headed for divergent paths

Vacancy rate of office space at the end of Q1 remains flat at 10.2 per cent, URA data show. -BT

Johor property slowdown expected to bite harder

The oversupply will be worsened by a pipeline of 2015/16 projects and those where construction hasn’t started. -BT

Resale prices of HDB flats fall 1.0% in Q1

Resale transactions also fell 10.8 per cent from the previous quarter to 4,135 cases in Q1. -AsiaOne