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Release of 2nd Quarter 2020 real estate statistics

  Published: 24 July 2020

The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) released today the real estate statistics for 2nd Quarter 2020.1

PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES

Private residential market at a glance:

Prices and Rentals

Prices of private residential properties increased by 0.3% in 2nd Quarter 2020, compared with the 1.0% decrease in the previous quarter.

Property Price Index of private residential properties



Prices of landed properties remained unchanged in 2nd Quarter 2020, compared with the 0.9% decrease in the previous quarter. Prices of non-landed properties increased by 0.4% in 2nd Quarter 2020, compared with the 1.0% decrease in the previous quarter.

Prices of non-landed properties in Core Central Region (CCR) increased by 2.7% in 2nd Quarter 2020, compared with the 2.2% decrease in the previous quarter. Prices of non-landed properties in Rest of Central Region (RCR) decreased by 1.7%, compared with the 0.5% decrease in the previous quarter.  Prices of non-landed properties in Outside Central Region (OCR) increased by 0.1%, compared with the 0.4% decrease in the previous quarter (see Annexes A-1, A-2 & A-62).

Rentals of private residential properties decreased by 1.2% in 2nd Quarter 2020, compared with the 1.1% increase in the previous quarter.
 
Rental Index of private residential properties

Rentals of landed properties decreased by 2.3% in 2nd Quarter 2020, compared with the 0.9% decrease in the previous quarter. Rentals of non-landed properties decreased by 1.1%, compared with the 1.3% increase in the previous quarter.

Rentals of non-landed properties in CCR decreased by 0.6%, compared with the 1.4% increase in the previous quarter. Rentals in RCR decreased by 1.9%, compared with the 0.6% increase in the previous quarter. Rentals in OCR decreased by 0.9%, compared with the 1.9% increase in the previous quarter (see Annexes A-3 & A-4).

Launches and Take-up

Developers launched 1,852 uncompleted private residential units (excluding ECs) for sale in 2nd Quarter 2020, compared with 2,093 units in the previous quarter (see Annex C-1).

Developers sold 1,713 private residential units (excluding ECs) in 2nd Quarter 2020, compared with the 2,149 units sold in the previous quarter (see Annex D).

Number of private housing units launched and sold by developers (excluding ECs)

Developers did not launch any EC units for sale in 2nd Quarter 2020, and sold 71 EC units in the quarter (see Annex F). In comparison, developers launched 1,044 EC units and sold 590 EC units in the previous quarter. 

Resales and Sub-sales

There were 933 resale transactions in 2nd Quarter 2020, compared with the 2,080 units transacted in the previous quarter. Resale transactions accounted for 35.0% of all sale transactions in 2nd Quarter 2020, compared with 48.7% in the previous quarter (see Annex D).

There were 18 sub-sale transactions in 2nd Quarter 2020, compared with the 40 units transacted in the previous quarter. Sub-sales accounted for 0.7% of all sale transactions in 2nd Quarter 2020, compared with 0.9% in the previous quarter (see Annex D).

Number of resale and sub-sale transactions for private residential units (excluding ECs)

Supply in the Pipeline

As at the end of 2nd Quarter 2020, there was a total supply of 49,090 uncompleted private residential units (excluding ECs) in the pipeline with planning approvals3, compared with the 48,868 units in the previous quarter (see Annexes E-1 & E-24). Of this number, 27,977 units remained unsold as at the end of 2nd Quarter 2020, compared with the 29,149 units in the previous quarter (see Annexes B-1 & B-2).

After adding the supply of 3,613 EC units in the pipeline, there were 52,703 units in the pipeline with planning approvals (see Annex E-3). Of the EC units in the pipeline, 1,899 units remained unsold. In total, 29,876 units with planning approvals (including ECs) remained unsold, down from 31,099 units in the previous quarter.

Total number of unsold private residential units in the pipeline


 
Based on the expected completion dates reported by developers, 2,087 units (including ECs) are expected be completed in the remaining 2 quarters of 2020.  Another 12,932 units (including ECs) are expected to be completed in 2021.

Pipeline supply of private residential units and ECs (with planning approvals) by expected year of completion

Apart from the 29,876 unsold units (including ECs) with planning approval as at the end of 2nd Quarter 2020, there is a potential supply of around 5,400 units (including ECs) from Government Land Sales (GLS) sites that have not been granted planning approval yet.5

Stock and Vacancy

The stock of completed private residential units (excluding ECs) decreased by 173 units in 2nd Quarter 2020, compared with the increase of 1,364 units in the previous quarter. The stock of occupied private residential units (excluding ECs) decreased by 13 units in 2nd Quarter 2020, compared with the increase of 1,521 units in the previous quarter. As a result, the vacancy rate of completed private residential units (excluding ECs) remained unchanged at 5.4% as at the end of 2nd Quarter 2020 (see Annex E-1).

Stock and vacancy of private residential units (excluding ECs)

Vacancy rates of completed private residential properties as at the end of 2nd Quarter 2020 in CCR, RCR and OCR were 7.5%, 6.1% and 4.0% respectively, compared with the 7.4%, 6.2% and 4.1% in the previous quarter (see Annex E-4).

OFFICE SPACE

Office market at a glance:

Prices and Rentals

Prices of office space decreased by 4.3% in 2nd Quarter 2020, compared with the 4.0% decrease in the previous quarter (see Annex A-1). Rentals of office space remained unchanged in 2nd Quarter 2020, compared with the 0.8% decrease in the previous quarter (see Annexes A-3 & A-5).

Property Price Index of office space in Central Region


 
Rental Index of office space in Central Region

Supply in the Pipeline

As at the end of 2nd Quarter 2020, there was a total supply of about 668,000 sq m GFA of office space in the pipeline, compared with the 682,000 sq m GFA of office space in the pipeline in the previous quarter (see Annexes E-1 & E-2).

Pipeline supply of office space

Stock and Vacancy

The amount of occupied office space decreased by 55,000 sq m (nett) in 2nd Quarter 2020, compared with the decrease of 7,000 sq m (nett) in the previous quarter. The stock of office space increased by 43,000 sq m (nett) in 2nd Quarter 2020, compared with the increase of 33,000 sq m (nett) in the previous quarter. As a result, the island-wide vacancy rate of office space increased to 12.1% as at the end of 2nd Quarter 2020, from 11.0% as at the end of the previous quarter (see Annexes A-5 & E-1).

Stock and vacancy of office space

RETAIL SPACE

Retail market at a glance:

Prices and Rentals

Prices of retail space decreased by 1.5% in 2nd Quarter 2020, compared with the decrease of 3.1% in the previous quarter (see Annex A-1). Rentals of retail space decreased by 3.5% in 2nd Quarter 2020, following the decrease of 2.3% in the previous quarter (see Annexes A-3 & A-5).

Property Price Index of retail space in Central Region



Rental Index of retail space in Central Region

Supply in the Pipeline

As at the end of 2nd Quarter 2020, there was a total supply of 364,000 sq m GFA of retail space from projects in the pipeline, compared with the 358,000 sq m GFA of retail space in the pipeline in the previous quarter (see Annexes E-1 & E-2).

Pipeline supply of retail space

Stock and Vacancy

The amount of occupied retail space decreased by 93,000 sq m (nett) in 2nd Quarter 2020, compared with the decrease of 43,000 sq m (nett) in the previous quarter. The stock of retail space increased by 4,000 sq m (nett) in 2nd Quarter 2020, compared with the decrease of 15,000 sq m (nett) in the previous quarter. As a result, the island-wide vacancy rate of retail space increased to 9.6% as at the end of 2nd Quarter 2020, from 8.0% as at the end of the previous quarter (see Annexes A-5 & E-1).

Stock and vacancy of retail space


 
URA’S REAL ESTATE INFORMATION SERVICE

More detailed information on the price and rental indices, supply in the pipeline, stock and vacancy rates of the various property sectors can be found in the Real Estate Information System (REALIS), an online database of URA.

More information on REALIS can be found at https://spring.ura.gov.sg/lad/ore/login/index.cfm.   

 1 Statistics in this press release are based on quarter to quarter comparisons, unless otherwise stated.
 2 The prices of private residential properties are not uniform and vary from project to project. Home-buyers can view more detailed information on transactions of private residential properties at:  https://www.ura.gov.sg/realEstateIIWeb/transaction/search.action. Similar information can also be accessed by users on the go via URA’s iphone/ipad application. The application can be downloaded directly from https://itunes.apple.com/app/property-market-information/id573494340?mt=8.
 3 Projects in the pipeline are new development or redevelopment projects with planning approvals, i.e. Provisional Permission (PP) or Written Permission (WP).
 4 More detailed data on supply in the pipeline by market segment, development status and expected year of completion can be found at https://www.ura.gov.sg/realEstateIIWeb/supply/search.action
 5 These are from awarded GLS sites and Confirmed List sites that have not been awarded yet.

 


SUMMARY OF KEY INFORMATION FOR 2ND QUARTER 2020

 Annex A-1
 [PDF, 20.8kb]

Comparison of Property Price Index for 1st Quarter 2020 and 2nd Quarter 2020 
 Annex A-2
 [PDF, 24.2b]
 Price Indices of Non-Landed Properties by Market Segment
 Annex A-3
 [PDF, 20.6kb]
 Comparison of Rental Index for 1st Quarter 2020 and 2nd Quarter 2020
 Annex A-4
 [PDF, 25.6kb]
 Rental Indices of Non-Landed Properties by Market Segment
 Annex A-5
 [PDF, 97.3kb]
 Median Rentals and Vacancy of Office and Retail Space
 Annex A-6
 [PDF, 26.1kb]
 Chart of Property Price Index by Type of Property
 Annex A-7
 [PDF, 21.3kb]
 Chart of Residential Property Price Index by Type
 Annex B-1
 [PDF, 17.5kb]
 Number of Unsold Private Residential Units from Projects with Planning Approvals
 Annex B-2
 [PDF, 24.6kb]
 Number of Unsold Private Residential Units from Projects with Planning Approvals by Market Segment
 Annex C-1
 [PDF, 28.9kb]
 Number of Uncompleted Private Residential Units Launched in the Quarter by Market Segment
 Annex C-2
 [PDF, 79kb]
 Number of Private Residential Units Sold in the Quarter by Market Segment
 Annex D
 [PDF, 120kb]
 Number of New Sale, Sub-Sale and Resale Transactions for Private Residential Units by Market Segment
 Annex E-1
 [PDF, 27.2kb]
 Stock & Vacancy and Supply in the Pipeline as at End of 2nd Quarter 2020
 Annex E-2
 [PDF, 20.2kb]
 Supply in the Pipeline by Development Status and Expected Year of Completion as at End of 2nd Quarter 2020
 Annex E-3
 [PDF, 39.6b]
 Pipeline Supply of Private Residential Units and Executive Condominiums by Expected Year of Completion as at End of 2nd Quarter 2020
 Annex E-4
 [PDF, 22.5kb]
 Vacancy of Private Residential Units by Market Segment
 Annex F
 [PDF, 94.9kb]
 Number of Executive Condominium Units Launched and Sold in the Quarter

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