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Singapore home sales fell 27% to four-month low in October

Bloomberg Sydney | Updated on November 15, 2019 Published on November 15, 2019

Sales of private apartments in Singapore slumped 27% to a four-month low in October.

Developers in the city-state sold 928 units last month versus 1,270 dwellings in September, Urban Redevelopment Authority data released Friday showed. That’s the least since June, when just 821 apartments changed hands.

In October, there were 892 units launched versus 1,714 apartments in September, a significant drop of fresh supply into the market.

Private property prices in the Southeast Asian nation rose more than initially estimated in the third quarter, a sign of resilience more than a year after curbs were imposed to cool the housing market. Residential values increased 1.3% in the three months ended September 30, data released last month showed.

Still, there is an overhang of unsold units -- at the end of the quarter, there were 50,964 uncompleted private residential units in the pipeline, up from 50,674 units in the previous quarter, that data showed.

Developments with the biggest number of apartment launches in October included Parc Esta, Stirling Residences and Treasure at Tampines. Of the 150 units at Treasure at Tampines launched, 88 sold in the month.

Published on November 15, 2019
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