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Robin Williams' Napa home sells for $25.9 million

Initially put on the market in 2012 for US$35 million, the property includes a roughly 20,000-square-foot house on about 650 acres. -WSJ

Stocks rout adds to property market woes

Private housing market data points to rental market reaching critical state. -BT

China firm gears up to sell Iskandar units

Developer Country Garden to woo S'pore buyers for first phase of Forest City project. -ST

5-room Pinnacle@Duxton unit fetches 2nd highest price ever of $1.07m

The unit is located on the 28th to 30th storeys on Block 1B, and is 1,162 sq ft. -AsiaOne

Dim prospects, ABSD set to cut foreigner home buying again this year

Purchases by non-PR foreigners down 22% in 2015 while Singaporean and PR buying improves. -BT

Asians to invest more in properties beyond the region than in it

REAL estate markets in Asia will likely remain less appealing than those in the US and Europe this year, with Asia plagued by anaemic economic growth and waning rents and capital values amid a supply deluge. -BT

Asia-Pacific hotel investments may ease to $11.8b in 2016

Deals in Singapore to be "few and far between", says report by JLL Group. -BT

Resale prices of private homes up slightly in January: SRX

Resale prices of non-landed private homes in Singapore went up by 0.6 per cent in Jan 2016 from the month before. -AsiaOne

Song Hye-kyo buys $9.7m house in Seoul

Actress Song Hye-kyo recently bought another pricey house valued at 9 billion won ($7.5 million, S$9.7 million) under her mother's name, according to entertainment media Sports Seoul on Friday. -The Korea Herald

Power house

The award-winning B House can generate more power than it consumes. -The Straits Times

In tune with nature

Solar panels, a rainwater-harvesting system and clever designs are among the environmentally friendly features of this Astrid Hill home. -The Straits Times

New scheme launched to protect consumers' home renovation deposits

The new CaseTrust-RCMA joint accrediation scheme will safeguard customers' deposit payments through a new deposit performance bond.

HDB resale flat prices down in Jan 2016: SRX

Year-on-year, prices of resale flats have fallen 1.3 per cent from Jan 2015. -AsiaOne

10 essential home loan terms you should know

Since buying a home is probably one of your biggest life expenses, it pays to know what you're dealing with when you apply for one. -Get.com

Developers' sentiment dips further in fourth quarter

The office sector was the worst performing sector - not surprising given the supply overhang this year. -The Business Times

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