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URA releases flash estimate of 3rd Quarter 2019 private residential property price index

  Published: 01 October 2019

The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) released the flash estimate of the price index for private residential property for 3rd Quarter 2019 today.

Overall, the private residential property index increased 1.4 points from 150.8 points in 2nd Quarter 2019 to 152.2 points in 3rd Quarter 2019. This represents an increase of 0.9%, compared to the 1.5% increase in the previous quarter (see Annex A [PDF, 15kb] and Annex B [PDF, 15kb]).

Prices of non-landed private residential properties increased by 2.9% in Core Central Region (CCR), compared to the 2.3% increase in the previous quarter. Prices in the Rest of Central Region (RCR) increased by 1.6%, after registering an increase of 3.5% in the previous quarter. Prices in Outside Central Region (OCR) increased by 0.7%, compared to the 0.4% increase in the previous quarter (see Annex C [PDF, 15kb]).

The flash estimates are compiled based on transaction prices given in contracts submitted for stamp duty payment and data on units sold by developers up till mid-September. The statistics will be updated on 25 October 2019 when URA releases its full set of real estate statistics for 3rd Quarter 2019. Past data have shown that the difference between the quarterly price changes indicated by the flash estimate and the actual price changes could be significant when the change is small. The public is advised to interpret the flash estimates with caution.