Itching to buy a new home? Do the legwork first

Armed with all the data, you can make a quick decision when the right one comes along. -ST

Singapore Jan private home sales fall 72.1% year-on-year

Data compiled by the Urban Redevelopment Authority showed developers sold 565 units last month, down from 2,028 units in January 2013. -Reuters

Will flat prices ever reCOVer?

Resale flat in Punggol sells for $60,000 below valuation. -TNP

Singapore's private home resale prices continue to soften in October

The decline in October was mainly due to a 1.4 per cent price drop for mass-market homes from the preceding month, on top of a 1.5 per cent fall from August to September. -ST

Singapore's Ascott plans Tokyo serviced residence with Mitsubishi

The 129-unit Ascott Marunouchi Tokyo is slated to open in 2017, ahead of the 2020 Olympics to be held in the city. -AsiaOne

Get the scoop on KL real-estate scene

Speaker at the My Paper Advance Series seminar later this month will focus on the KL real-estate market. -MyPaper

Investors go for student units in Britain

Such accommodation is popular with S'pore investors due to its low entry prices, high rental yields. -ST

Global holiday home prices recovering

Turnaround which began in major cities widening, with France leading price table, say analysts. -ST

Holding out for a better price

Homeowner Mr Seah estimates a $300,000 profit if he sells his home now, but the price of a new property is deterring him. -TNP

Iskandar condo being built by S'pore developers selling well

Puteri Cove Residences by local developers has sold 83 per cent of 450 units released to the public within a week of its launch. -ST

Bleak outlook for private home sales

Estimates see Q1 figures plummeting some 68 per cent from same period in 2013. -ST

Bye bye, love!

What happens to the marital HDB flat when a couple splits up? Be prepared to break open the piggy bank, too. -Home & Decor

Ex-Hillview House site back on market

The 43,557 sq ft vacant plot was once the site of Hillview House, an industrial building that has been demolished. -ST

SPH REIT's Q2 distribution of 1.39 cents exceeds forecast by 4.5%

Paragon and The Clementi Mall achieved healthy rental reversion of 13.6% and 5.1% respectively. Full occupancy maintained. -AsiaOne

Prime office rents expected to rise

Cushman & Wakefield says that it expects prime office rents in the CBD area to rise over the next few quarters. -AsiaOne

HDB resale prices up slightly in March, more flats changing hands

There were also more transactions in March, with 1,319 resale flats changing hands - the highest volume since last October. -ST