New Private Home Sales Soar 104.9% In June 2020

“We feel this expresses suppressed need from the two-month circuit breaker period,” mentioned Tricia Song, Head of Research for Singapore at Colliers International.

Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) data revealed that new residences sales skyrocketed 104.9% to 998 transactions in June from the 487 units moved in May (omitting executive condominiums (ECs)). This number is higher than the 75.8% increase in May from April. On a yearly basis, brand-new house sales rose 21.6% from the 821 units moved in June 2019.

Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) information showed that brand new homes sales soared 104.9% to 998 units in June from the 487 units sold off in May (leaving out executive condominiums (ECs)). This amount is greater than the 75.8% increase in May from April. On a yearly basis, brand-new home sales surged 21.6% from the 821 units moved in June 2019.

Showflats were resumed last month, we have actually observed a lot more foreign purchasers buying nonpublic residences remotely due to the country lockdowns or travelling limitations enforced in several countries. This is in outright contrast to the past where numerous outlanders normally buy an unit only after seeing a showflat,” said Christine.

Non-permanent residents (NPR) got 49 non-landed private houses in June, a significant increase from the 14 transactions changed hands in May. The figure is additionally more than the 33 units moved in June 2019.

Omitting ECs, the number of new houses transacted within the Rest of Central Area (RCR) soared 127.5% month-on-month to 430 transactions in June, those in the Outer Central Area (OCR) grew 90.3% to 489 units, while those in the Core Central Region (CCR) jumped 92.7% to 79 systems over the same duration.

The lockdown measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 was raised on 19 June and also showflat visitings had started.

Desmond Sim, Head of Research for Southeast Asia at CBRE, additionally attributed the increase in sales to the reduced rate of interest conditions.

“Many noncitizens have actually bought buildings last month as the expanding macro-economic unpredictabilities have driven much more international financiers to seek roof for safe-haven properties here. Showflats were reopened last month, we have actually observed extra international investors buying private homes from another location due to the border lockdowns or travel constraints imposed in several countries. This remains in outright contrast to the past where several foreigners generally acquire an unit primarily after seeing a showflat,” stated Sun.

Sales of brand-new nonpublic residences in Singapore greater than multiplied in June from May, striking the greatest month-to-month sales ever since November 2019 and the highest June sales from 2013.

Sun disclosed that the reopening of showflats led to a significant increase in sales of pricier nonpublic homes. URA Realis information displayed that the number of nonpublic houses, excluding ECs, transacting at $2 million and above multiplied to 129 units in June from May’s 23 transactions.

The number of non-landed homes obtained by Singapore long-term residents (PR) also grew to 120 units in June from May’s 56 units. It is likewise greater compared to the 86 units transacted in June last year.

Song remarked that while there was no significant brand-new condo launch, buyers bought more private residences from earlier launches, also partially brought in by price cuts hung as well as reduced borrowing expenses.

Kopar at Newton remained to be the top-selling project within the CCR with 25 units sold in June. Various other luxury condo such as Fourth Avenue Residences, Royalgreen, Van Holland, Leedon Green, The Avenir as well as Boulevard 88 similarly continued to move units in spite of the pandemic.

Last month’s very successful projects were Treasure at Tampines (104 transactions), Parc Clematis (90 units), The Florence Residences (89 units), Parc Esta (82 transactions) and Stirling Residences (74 transactions).

Christine Sun, Head of Research as well as Consultancy at OrangeTee &s Tie, stated the surge in sales quantity last month was broad-based throughout all market segments.

Including ECs, real estate developer sales surged 102.2% month-on-month and also 25.4% year-on-year to 1,031 units.

In terms of percentage to the overall sales (excluding ECs), 13% of new houses were transacted at $2 Mil and above in June, compared to 5% in May. Furthermore, 32 private residences were moved at $3 Mil and above, while 2 new residences were transacted above $10 million consisting of a 257 sq m 5th storey unit at Blvd 88 and a 504 sq m 12th floor unit at 15 Holland Hill.

Christine Sun observed that foreign buyers additionally came back to the market adhering to the circuit breaker period. Based Upon URA Realis records, the quantity of non-landed residences acquired by foreign customers considerably risen in June.

Christine anticipates much more outlanders to “snap up private residences in the coming months as the rates of interest are anticipated to remain modest as well as enough liquidity is streaming into the possession markets due to the large quantitative relieving programs released all over the world”.

The M Condo by WingTai


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