Karamjit Singh, Showsuite

Karamjit Singh, Showsuite

20 August 2019
Greater Southern Waterfront, Waterfront Living
Tuesday is the day we Power Your Property and we’re taking a look at property headlines over the past week with Karamjit Singh, senior consultant at real estate firm JLL and CEO of Showsuite.

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13 August 2019
Boon Keng's Record $1.2 Million 5-room Flat
Tuesday is the day we Power Your Property. We’re taking a look at property headlines over the past week, and today, we’re speaking with Karamjit Singh, senior consultant at real estate firm JLL and CEO of Showsuite. Last week, we were talking about a new record that had been set for a Good Class Bungalow on a freehold site in the Nassim area, which went for a whopping 230 million dollars. We also discussed Commerz Real’s sale of its 71 Robinson Road property to SV Robinson. This week, we start off by looking at HDB sales, specifically that of a 5-room flat in Boon Keng which sold for a record 1.2 million Singapore dollars. Yet, HDB resale prices have dipped.

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6 August 2019
More High Value Transactions in Singapore, Now in the Nassim Area
Tuesday is the day we Power Your Property. We’re taking a look at property headlines over the past week, and today, we’re speaking with Karamjit Singh, senior consultant at real estate firm JLL and CEO of Showsuite. It’s starting to feel like, another day, another high value transaction. Last week, we were talking about James Dyson’s two new purchases in Singapore - a super penthouse and a luxury property. On Thursday, a new record was set for a Good Class Bungalow on a freehold site in the Nassim area, which went for a whopping 230 million dollars.

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30 July 2019
Is the Property Market Finally on the Rebound?
Powering Your Property is a weekly segment where we discuss the biggest property headlines over the past week, and today, we’re speaking with Karamjit Singh, senior consultant at real estate firm JLL and CEO of Showsuite. Freehold Watten Estate Condominium is up for collective sale with a reserve price of 536 million dollars.This translates to a land rate of over 1,738 dollars per square foot per plot ratio (psf ppr). It was first put up for en bloc sale back in 2007 - at that time, with a price tag of 480 million dollars. Private home prices in Singapore rose 1.5 per cent in the second quarter of this year after a 0.7 per cent decline in the previous quarter. This is according to data released by the Urban Redevelopment Authority on Friday.

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22 July 2019
Powering Your Property: 80 percent of One Pearl Bank sold
Last week we talked about how One Pearl Bank drew 4,000 people to its public preview. And, yesterday, its developer CapitaLand said it’s sold 80 per cent of the 200 units released over the weekend, at an average price of 2,400 dollars per square foot. Impressive numbers all round. Karamjit Singh, senior consultant at real estate firm JLL, and CEO of Showsuite shares more. Meanwhile, over at Bukit Timah, Beauty World Plaza's second en bloc attempt at an unchanged reserve price of 165 million dollars failed to draw any takers.

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15 July 2019
Powering Your Property: One Pearl Bank, private home sales and foreign buyers
More than 4,000 people turned up at the One Pearl Bank public preview over the weekend. Will this translate to actual sales? Developers in Singapore sold 821 private homes in June, down nearly 14 per cent from the figure in May, but it’s more than 25 per cent higher than last June. How will the market move in July? And could the increase in foreign property buyers bring a new round of cooling measures? Karamjit Singh, senior consultant at real estate firm JLL and CEO of Showsuite, shares his insights.

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8 July 2019
Power Your Property: Private property prices hit a five-year high in Singapore?
Private residential property prices rallied in the second quarter to hit a five-year high. At the same time, resale flat prices are in the doldrums. Analysts seem divided over whether private home prices will keep rising. What’s also happening in the resale market?  Karamjit Singh, senior consultant at real estate firm JLL and CEO of Showsuite, shares for his insights.

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10 Jun 2019
Powering Your Property: Outlook for the second half of 2019
The government is reducing the supply of private residential units on its confirmed list for the second-half 2019 Government Land Sales Programme. This makes the upcoming half-year's supply the lowest since the first half of 2007. Meanwhile, the Housing Board said new HDB flats - launched from February this year - will now come with condo-like finishings at a fraction of the cost. Karamjit Singh, senior consultant at JLL and CEO of Showsuite, offers his analysis.

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13 May 2019
Powering Your Property: CPF housing loan changes and URA’s decision on Airbnb
Homebuyers will now have greater flexibility to use their CPF when buying older homes as long as the remaining lease of the property can cover the buyer until they turn at least 95 years of age. Meanwhile, the Urban Redevelopment Authority has decided to keep the status quo on for short-term stays in private property. What impact do these have on the property market? Karamjit Singh, senior consultant at JLL and CEO of Showsuite, shares his insights.

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6 May 2019
Powering Your Property: Amber Park, Laurel Tree & Sycamore Tree OK
Amber Park in East Coast is off to a good start, selling 115 of the 150 units  that were offered at launch - at an average $2,425 psf. It’s a strong showing compared to new projects in the vicinity, some of which saw single-digit sales at launch. What does this mean for upcoming properties in East Coast? Meanwhile, the party behind two unfinished projects - Laurel Tree and Sycamore Tree - has been put under receivership - sparking fears that there may be other such cases. Are such fears unfounded? Karamjit Singh, senior consultant of JLL and CEO of Showsuite, shares his insights.

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29 Apr 2019
‘The En Bloc Market Is As Good As Shut’
Powering Your Property: Laguna Park, off Marine Parade Road, makes a fourth en bloc attempt at a time when researchers say more than 30 en bloc attempts have failed since July’s cooling measures were introduced. What are Laguna Park’s chances? What would it take for Mandarin Garden to succeed if it attempts en bloc again? Karamjit Singh, senior consultant at real estate firm JLL and CEO of Showsuite, shares his insights.

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8 Apr 2019
‘The En Bloc Market Is As Good As Shut’
Powering Your Property: Laguna Park, off Marine Parade Road, makes a fourth en bloc attempt at a time when researchers say more than 30 en bloc attempts have failed since July’s cooling measures were introduced. What are Laguna Park’s chances? What would it take for Mandarin Garden to succeed if it attempts en bloc again? Karamjit Singh, senior consultant at real estate firm JLL and CEO of Showsuite, shares his insights.

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29 Apr 2019
Powering Your Property: Mismatch of residential take-up and launches in Q1
Developers launched close to 3,000 units in the first quarter, compared to the under 1,700 units launched in the 4th quarter of last year, according to the Urban Redevelopment Authority's quarterly figures. But they sold 1,838 units in Q1, which is similar to the 1,836 units sold in Q4. What impact will this have on launches and prices over the next few months? Meanwhile, Sim Lim Square is going en bloc - how attractive is this site to developers? Karamjit Singh, senior consultant at JLL and CEO of Showsuite, shares his insights.

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4 Mar 2019
Florence Residences Sells Close To 60 Units At Launch
The Florence Residences in Hougang released 200 units for its first phase of sales on Saturday, fewer than the 400 to 500 units that were expected to be released. Karamjit Singh, CEO of Showsuite, gives his reading of current market sentiments, while weighing in on the potential of a site at Clementi Ave 1, which has just been released for public tender.

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25 Feb 2019
Will Turning Sentosa Into Bali Help Rejuvenate The Island’s Property?
Turn Sentosa into the new Bali - that’s City Developments Limited executive chairman Kwek Leng Beng’s suggestion to the government. This comes as the island has seen languishing demand for its property; analysts say property values on Sentosa island have since fallen 30 per cent from the highs seen in 2010. Showsuite CEO Karamjit Singh shares his insights on whether this could work.

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28 Jan 2019
2019's First Home Launches Sell Over 30% Of Units
Powering Your Property: Three condominium projects, RV Altitude, Fyve Derbyshire and Allgreen Properties, saw over one-third of their released units sold. What does this level of interest reflect for the rest of 2019’s property sales? Karamjit Singh, CEO of Showsuite and senior consultant at JLL, weighs in.

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21 Jan 2019
Will Residential Sales Be Supply-Led In 2019?
Powering Your Property: Karamjit Singh, CEO of Showsuite and senior consultant at JLL, believes that’s the case with the pace and number of new launches this year. He also identifies which sectors of the market will reach equilibrium soon.

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14 Jan 2019
CapitaLand To Buy Ascendas-Singbridge For $11b
Powering Your Property: CEO of Showsuite and senior consultant at JLL Karamjit Singh says CapitaLand’s acquisition of Ascendas-Singbridge is especially significant because it consolidates geographical exposure, asset types and management expertise between the two companies.

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10 Dec 2018
Private Housing Supply Cut By 20% For H1 2019 GLS
Powering Your Property: The government cited an ample pipeline of upcoming housing supply from sites, that were sold via collective sales and public tenders. Showsuite CEO Karamjit Singh on why reducing supply is a necessary move.

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26 Nov 2018
Powering Your Property: Karamjit Singh On Anti-Money Laundering Rules And Goodluck Garden’s Court Ruling.

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