12 Sentosa Cove luxury villas relaunched at a discount

Developer Ximeng Land giving 5% discount for remaining 12 luxury villas on Pearl Island. -BT

Living next door to mum on the cards

The Government must do more to help families to live close to each other, Mr Khaw said, and sought public feedback about giving them priority and grants in getting their flats. -My Paper

Buyers snap up Panorama condo units

Success of relaunch at Ang Mo Kio a matter of pricing it right, say analysts. -ST

Making money from residential rentals

In my last two columns, I discussed how to buy, finance and sell property to achieve your goals for capital appreciation. -TNP

Portfolio of family-owned Balestier properties up for sale

The sale lot comprises two adjoining shophouses and a redevelopment site in Tessensohn Road, and six adjoining shophouses in Balestier Road. -ST

HDB resale prices continue to fall in Q3, transactions up

The Resale Price Index for HDB flats fell 1.7 per cent in the third quarter of the year (Q3), compared to the previous quarter, while transactions rose by 2.8 per cent. -AsiaOne

Ascott takes stake, partners Australia's largest serviced apartment provider

In addition, Ascott has signed an agreement to acquire a 20 per cent stake in Quest for $32.3 million. -AsiaOne

GIC acquires prime office space in Tokyo

Deal for property in heart of Tokyo's business district said to be worth $2.2 billion. -ST

25 per cent fewer BTO flats next year, more priority for families who want to live near one another

The Government will continue to reduce the number of new Build-to-Order flats, launching 25 per cent fewer next year. -ST

Extra gifts for customers at Malaysian property fair

Developers are offering extra gifts such as an iPhone 5 and Harvey Norman vouchers when customers buy a property at the fair. -The Star/ANN

Cat boosts value of family home by $156,000

It turns out that a child of one of the bidders had become fond of Tiffany after observing it on the family couch. -AsiaOne

Seven in 10 new private condos sold in H1 at under S$1.25 m

71.7 per cent of new sales of private apartments and condos in the first half of this year had price tags of below S$1.25 million each. -BT

Temasek-Penang project seeks global names as tenants

BPO Prime will have a total gross development value of S$500 million when completed in two to three years. -BT

To launch or not to launch, that is the question

It's fair that developers want to test the market. But how long and how many times are they going to do so? -Property Soul

Dismal quarter for new private home sales

Developers sell only 1,596 units in Q3, the lowest figure since late 2008. -ST

New home sales hit lowest since late 2008

Reflecting the sustained impact of tighter mortgage rules. -My Paper

Solid sales at new residential launch in Iskandar's Danga Bay

ADR sold nearly 80 per cent of the 358 units in two tower blocks during its launch at the weekend. -ST