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Manny Pacquaio's LA house selling for $3.65m

The mansion has five bedrooms and five bathrooms, including the master suite which comes with a balcony. -AsiaOne

Foreigners find gems in high-end condos

A HK businessman, a regional executive at Facebook and an Alibaba co-founder have all bought Singapore penthouses this year. -BT

Why are more and more Singaporeans complaining about their DBSS flats?

In real life, many Singaporean couples have opened the door to their new DBSS units only to find that its not what they thought it would be. -MoneySmart

3 mobile steps for finding the right home at the right price

Mobile apps digitize much of the traditional three-step process of finding a home: search, view, and negotiate. -SRX Property

Kong Hee puts Sentosa Cove home on sale for $10m

City Harvest Church (CHC) founder Kong Hee has put his luxurious penthouse family home in Sentosa Cove up for sale. -ST

HDB trims number of BTO flats on offer

With the resale market stabilising, it will offer 15,000 units instead of planned 16,900 -ST

Housing prices slide again in 2nd quarter

Private home prices likely to fall further but HDB demand shows signs of stabilising -ST

Comparing corridors across different public housing projects

The Straits Times takes a look at corridor widths across different public housing projects for comparison. -ST

URA releases 2nd commercial site at Woodlands Square

According to a press statement by Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) the land parcel is envisioned as a pedestrian-centric office and retail hub in the North region. -AsiaOne

The people who bought their own town

Be the master of your own domain. Owning a town is possible, if you’ve got the patience and time. -BBC Capital

Convert a $3.2 million property loss into a $1.5 million gain

When an overseas buyer invests in a Singapore property, he (or she) is converting his home currency into Singapore dollar. As such, he is taking a currency bet. -SRX Property

Who benefits from HDB's lease buyback scheme?

The Lease Buyback Scheme has been around since 2009, but the latest changes took effect on 1st April this year in order to provide more elderly households with greater flexibility. -MoneySmart

Pasir Ris One residents complain: Other DBSS projects that made headlines

Pasir Ris One unit owners have had to deal with issues such as tiles popping up, cracks on window panes and stains on doors. -ST

'Dark condos' point to supply overhang

A year after lensmen from The Business Times put together a photo essay on "dark condos" to highlight the rising vacancies in the private housing market, they have gone in search of an update of the situation. -BT

Navigating the soft industrial property market

AA Reit strategy: lock in longer leases, enhance tenant mix, renovate facilities to capture flight to quality. -BT

HY Realty makes top bid of S$483m for Dundee Road site

It beats Allgreen’s offer by 8.4%; its owners are shifting their focus from suburban to city-fringe homes. -BT

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