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Private property prices in Singapore up 1.8 per cent in Q4

Published on Jan 2, 2013 10:58 AM
Singapore's Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) released preliminary private home price data for the fourth quarter of 2012 on Wednesday. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

Flash estimates for the fourth quarter show that prices of private homes in Singapore rose 1.8 per cent, compared with 0.6 per cent in the previous quarter.

For the year, the price rises have slowed. Overall prices were up 2.8 per cent, compared with the 5.9 per cent recorded for 2011.

Among the three different regions, the suburban areas showed the sharpest increase. The outside central region's prices edged up sharply by 3.4 per cent compared with 1 per cent in the third quarter.

The other two regions also registered higher price increases than in the third quarter. Core central region's prices were 0.8 per cent higher, compared with 0.1 per cent in the third quarter.

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