20 Jul '14, 10pm

To Rollback Or Not? : Conflicting Assessments of Property Market Regulations

It seems the property market isn’t doing as well as investors hoped it would. Analysts have remarked that the real estate industry is currently slowing down, becoming quite challenging for both developers and buyers. This of course is the result of the series of cooling measures initiated by the Singapore government in the past few years. There have been a total of seven new regulations concerning the issuance of housing loans and the purchase of property, curbing the market as a whole. The most commonly criticized regulation is the Total Debt Servicing Ratio, or TDSR, which was first introduced a year ago. Not intended to be a cooling measure, the TDSR was implemented to keep buyers from acquiring debts they are unable to pay, placing stricter approvals for home loans. In effect, people’s ability to purchase property has been greatly limited. The TDSR has actually been th...

Full article: http://thefinance.sg/2014/07/21/to-rollback-or-not-confli...

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