Property firms eager to become master developers

There may be opportunities for property developers to develop entire precincts in the future. Many developers in Singapore have expressed their eagerness to participate in a private-public partnership model that will see them master planning new districts ... ( read original story ...)

Retail investors more cautious about overseas property deals

SINGAPORE: Two recent charges against local real estate firms promoting overseas residential investments have put the spotlight back on such risky purchases. A complaint was filed against property agency Square Yards Singapore last month for failing to ... ( read original story ...)

Mortgage service firm OKs $225 million California settlement

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A mortgage services company signed a $225 million settlement with California regulators on Friday to settle allegations it overcharged active-duty military members, was late in providing key information for some civilian ... ( read original story ...)

Ethical issues in the property sector

“The government is sending a clear signal that in the long haul, stringent entry requirements are needed to be a property agent. This will raise the image and professionalism of the industry,” noted Tan Tee Khoon, CEO of the Singapore Accredited Estate ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore Property Curbs Set to Stay in '17, CapitaLand CEO Says

Singapore’s residential property curbs are set to stay in place for at least another year amid signs the city’s housing market is stabilizing, the chief executive officer of Southeast Asia’s biggest developer said. “We see volume picking up and the ... ( read original story ...)

Relearning retail

Last year was a challenging one for the Singapore retail market. The island-wide vacancy rate for retail space climbed to 8.4% in 3Q2016 — the highest level in more than five years since the time series commenced in 1Q2011. Meanwhile, for the whole of ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore firms among UEL’s shortlisted bidders

Final offers for the Singapore property group, which has a market capitalisation of $1.9 billion, are expected to be due by end-March, said sources who wanted to remain anonymous as the info is private. In January, UEL’s largest owners Oversea-Chinese ... ( read original story ...)

Valentine’s Day: 3 Cool Districts For Hot Romance

This is an exotic date centered around the Arab Quarter in Singapore. Full of Middle Eastern charm, it is the perfect backdrop for a sensual encounter. Begin with a perfume-making workshop at Sifr Aromatics where you can create your own his and her ... ( read original story ...)