09 Dec '11, 1am

Finally tough effective measures to rein in property prices.. #Singapore #Singaporeans

A few months ago, it was reported that a foreign investment firm was taking a Singapore developer to court over poor finishing of condos it purchased in Singapore. After the property bubbles in western countries burst, global speculative funds look for opportunities in Asia and they speculate with "cheap money" thanks to the low interest rates in the US and successive rounds of quantitative easing by the US Fed. We also know that if nothing is done, and the day of reckoning comes when the economy falters, this speculative money that flowed into Singapore bolster our property market will flee like Chicken Little and exacerbate the downside of our property sector. The latest measures by the govt, I believe, is late but it is still effective and better than nothing. 10% stamp fees for foreigners buying property will immediately stop all speculative buying of Singapore propert...

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