September 30, 2022

Here’s how much the new stress-test interest rates will affect home affordability

Following the increase in interest rates, the authorities have introduced a few cooling measures effective today (30 September 2022) to restrict borrowing by home buyers. The main measure is the increase in the medium-term interest rate floor (also known as the stress-test interest rate) to compute the Total Debt Servicing Ratio (TDSR) and Mortgage Servicing…

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Unique District 10 Jalan Jelita bungalow for sale for S$20.5m by Private Offer

A District 10 bungalow at Jalan Jelita has just been offered for sale for S$20.5m. At S$3,402 psf, the property is accepting private offers and sits in an extremely exclusive neighbourhood, shared Kevin Lim, Chief Agency Officer of ERA Singapore. With a land area of 6,025 sqft, this 999-year bungalow is near Holland Village MRT…

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Record number of million-dollar HDB resale flats sold in September 2022

Following recent news about HDB resale flats hitting the million-dollar mark in the suburbs, the number of million-dollar flats sold has hit a record high in September 2022. According to Pow Ying Khuan, Head of Research at 99 Group, as of 30 September morning, 43 HDB resale flats have breached the million-dollar mark this month.…

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New property cooling measures (September 2022): Borrowing restrictions and lower LTV limit to affect home loan applicants and private-to-HDB resale flat buyers

As US interest rates continue to rise, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Ministry of National Development (MND) and Housing and Development Board (HDB) have taken a pre-emptive step to introduce new cooling measures (albeit ‘temporary’ and subject to continuous review and updates). The move is aimed at promoting more prudent borrowing and avoiding future…

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