August 2014 private resale/rental: Resale prices up, rental prices down

By The Folks @PropTalk - September 8, 2014 2 Comments

Resale prices of non-landed private homes in August rose 0.4% month-on-month, according to flash estimates from the Singapore Real Estate Exchange (SRX) on Monday (Sep 8).

Still, when compared with August 2013, resale prices of non-landed private homes have dropped 5%. Compared with the recent peak in January 2014, prices have declined 5.3%, SRX said.

Resale prices of private homes in the Core Central Region rose the most last month, rising 4.8% compared with July. In the Rest of Central Region, prices were up 1.5%. In comparison, resale prices in Outside of Central Region fell 1.1%.

Resale volume remained flat, with 418 non-landed private homes resold in August, similar to the 417 transacted units in July.


The overall median Transaction Over X-value (TOX), which measures whether people are overpaying or underpaying the SRX Property X-Value estimated market value, remained at negative S$10,000 last month, up from negative S$20,000 in July.

For districts with more than 10 resale transactions, districts 15 (Katong, Joo Chiat, Amber Road), 23 (Bukit Panjang, Choa Chu Kang) and 16 (Bedok, Upper East Coast) posted the lowest median TOX at -S$40,000, -S$38,000, -S$30,000, respectively.

Conversely, district 11 (Watten Estate, Novena, Thomson) had the highest median TOX of S$50,000, followed by district 18 (Tampines, Pasir Ris) and district 25 (Kranji, Woodgrove) with S$16,000 and S$9,000, respectively.


As for rental transactions, the number of non-landed private homes rented out last month was 3,539 – a 3.6% increase from July. Year-on-year, rental volume improved by 25% from the 2,831 contracts signed in August 2013, according to SRX.

However, rental prices continued their fall, slipping 0.6% from the previous month – the seventh consecutive month of decline.

The decline was greatest in the Core Central Region at 2%, while prices in the Outside Central Region fell 1.1%. Prices in the Rest of Central Region, however, rose marginally by 0.4%. 
Source: CNA

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