12 Nov '12, 10am

People say that #SGPublicHousing prices won't drop. What happens if demand decreases? Will the housing bubble burst?

People say that #SGPublicHousing prices won't drop. What happens if demand decreases? Will the housing bubble burst?

immigration. Shrinkage in new flat supply will mean that more young people will be forced to buy expensive resale HDB flats in order to provide capital gains for the previous generation, meaning the same may have to be done to later generations. Immigration would be a problematic solution because with Singapore already bursting at the seams, further straining our infrastructure would certainly reduce the efficiency of our economy. All this simply indicates that the public-housing-asset-appreciation scheme that the PAP touts is, for fundamental economic reasons, unlikely to lead to future capital gains from public housing. Singaporeans should really consider the economic fundamentals before taking on a huge mortgage in the hope of capital gains 5 to 15 years later. The structural evolution of the Singapore economy is eroding the conditions that have supported asset apprecia...

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