In the year 2000 there were 27 new developments launched, which is similar to the 26 launches that will be launched in 2020. Developers estimate that they sell 30% more homes in the year to the year prior, says Lee Sze Teck, Huttons Asia Director of Research.
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In the pipeline for launch in 2022 are 41 brand new residential residential developments, which will comprise 5 389 units in total. Based on the amount of units 22% are located in the Core Central Region (CCR) and 37% in the Rest of Central Region (RCR) while the remaining 41% within the Outside Central Region (OCR).
The new home sales that are expected next year could be hampered due to a lack of homes, says Lee. “While the number of launches is greater than 2021’s, the amount of units available is less with 5,389 units available.” The cooling measures announced on Dec 16 could see developers delay their new launches, or even release smaller units to sell Lee says. “This could affect the sales numbers the following year.”
The 2022 launches that could be in the pipeline will generally be of a smaller scale as compared to launches that were launched this year. The coming year will be a year in which there aren’t any mega projects that exceed 1,000 units like Normanton Park this year, notes Tricia Song. CBRE chief of research Southeast Asia. A greater proportion of the new projects are located within the Outside Central Region (OCR) mostly on land that was sold by the government (GLS) sites sold in the latter half of 2020 and 2021.
The 2022 launch of strata-landed housing development Belgravia Ace by Fairview Developments, a joint venture of Tong Eng Brothers and Yeap Holdings. The project will showcase the 107-unit project with three terraced and semi-detached homes on January 8 and the official launch is scheduled to happen two weeks later on Jan 22. Belgravia Ace is the last of three strata landed developments situated at Belgravia Drive, off Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5.
Qingjian Realty’s project of 105 units The Arden at Phoenix Road situated just off Choa Chu Kang Road, is scheduled to go live sometime between the end of January and the beginning of February According to Ismail Gafoor, CEO of PropNex Realty.
Scheduled to be launched in February or in March. Sing Holdings’ 640-unit executive condo (EC) project, North Gaia, at Yishun Avenue 9. Another EC project is the 628-unit development located at Tengah Garden Walk by a joint partnership with City Developments Ltd (CDL) and MCL Land, is expected to launch in the second half of 2022.
Other developments worth keeping an eye to will include Bukit Sembawang’s 298 unit Liv@MB (redevelopment of the Katong Park Towers, which was previously the Katong Park Towers) located at Mountbatten Road; MCC Land’s new mixed-use project that includes 265 housing units in Tanah Merah Kechil next to the Tanah Merah MRT Station; and CDL’s latest mixed-use development (redevelopment from Fuji Xerox Towers).
One of the major projects that could be the focus of attention when it is launched this year is Malaysian company IOI Properties’ mixed-use development in Marina View Marina View, according to Ong Teck Huang, the senior director of research as well as consulting in JLL Singapore. A massive development that includes 905 housing units, Marina View is expected to be a popular choice for buyers because of the CBD position located in Marina Bay, next to Shenton Way MRT Station, the expert says. “It is also the very first housing property to that is launched that is located in Marina Bay’s Marina Bay area since 2014 when Marina One Residences was placed on the market.”
Another initiative involves the development of an integrated project of Jalan Anak Bukit through the joint venture of Far East Organization and sister company Sino Group. “The project is expected to be the largest construction in the Beauty World precinct, standing at the intersection between Lower Bukit Timah and Upper Bukit Timah, Jurong Kechil and the Pan Island Expressway,” According to Ong. “Buyers are likely to find a stunning mixed development that will comprise 845 housing units, with amenities as well as travel conveniences through the close Beauty World MRT Station.”
The renovation that was once the Flynn Park condo in Pasir Panjang that was sold in a single transaction into a joint venture of Hoi Hup and Sunway Developments in September is a potential new launch worth watching. Hoi Hup and Sunway Developments bought two other freehold land parcels located on both sides of Thiam Siew Avenue for $815 million in November. The sites are scheduled to be converted into a brand new condominium project. It is thought to be the biggest residential development site bought since the July of 2018 when the property chilling measures implemented.
As inventory of unsold properties dwindled to a record low of about 15,000 units at the end of November The collective sale market grew during the 4Q2021 period. The majority of projects sold were medium to small residential sites which was in stark contrast those larger group sale sites that were sold in 2017 and 1H2018, according to CBRE’s Song. This is due to the fact that developers were cautious about committing to large sites because of those who pay the% extra buyer’s stamp duty , or ABSD (plus 5% non-remittable ABSD) which was introduced in July 2018 should they not be in a position to sell all their units within the timeframe of five years.
“So far, the vast majority of developers have no or little problem complying with the five-year ABSD timeframe for their current projects,” says Huttons’ Lee. “While the most recent cooling measures are anticipated to slow the rate of price appreciation, there’s not much pressure on developers to lower costs.”
Collective sales slow down
The last year, sales amounted to just $127.3 million, according to Ong Teck Hui, the senior researcher and consulting for JLL Singapore. Deals grew significantly during the year. 11 total sales sites being sold for $2.67 billion.
“This is still a huge away from the previous cycle , when residential collective sales reached $8.1 billion last year and $10 billion in the year 2018,” points out CBRE’s Song. The total number of residential units in the projects that collectively that have been sold by 2021 is the equivalent of 540 units. Therefore, the demand for residential units because of collective sales displacements is at present rather low She adds.
The recent increase in collective sales is expected to slow down due to the 10% rise on ABSD in the case of property developers purchasing private residential sites up to 35% and if they not be able to sell all housing units in the next five years. “This is burdensome on developers and hopefuls of en bloc are required to moderate their expectations regarding price in order to boost the chances of success group,” says Huttons’ Lee.
In addition to a higher ABSD and a tighter total debt-to-debt ratio (TDSR) The government has increased its quantity of land available as part of the 1H2022 Government Land Sales (GLS) programme by 40.9%. This is the biggest increase in terms of percentage since 2H2016, according to Lee. Lee says the Confirmed List will have 2290 privately owned residential homes (excluding ECs), which is the highest number of units since 1H2018.
“While developers need to replenish their land banks The increased quantity of land available, along and the cooling steps that dampen demand, could put downward pressure on land auctions,” notes Lee. “This can have an effect on the selling prices in the end.”
Lee considers the growth of ABSD as a type of wealth tax, which is aimed at reducing flows of “hot money” into the property market. “Singapore is well-known as a safe haven due to its political stability and the strong rules of law” Lee says. “Despite travel restrictions however, the amount of tourists (including Singapore permanent residents) has seen a dramatic increase in 2021 as compared to 2020. The rise in the number companies purchasing private properties is alarming.”
A tightening in TDSR up to% instead of 60% is “a pre-emptive measure” to encourage prudent financial decisions in the event of a sudden rise in interest rates is said to be a precautionary measure, says Lee. In particular, the amount of money spent by Singaporeans are expected to increase in 2021. “This is to ensure households aren’t financial burdened or stressed in the event of an increase in rates of interest,” he says.
Like all cooling measures Lee claims there will be a “knee-jerk reaction” when everyone attempts to comprehend and evaluate its impact.