Completed condo prices rise at slower 0.7% rate in June: NUS index

File photo showing condominium units in Bukit Timah.
File photo showing condominium units in Bukit Timah. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Prices of completed non-landed private homes climbed at a slower pace in June, appreciating 0.7 per cent month on month, according to the National University of Singapore's (NUS) flash estimates for its Singapore Residential Price Index (SRPI) released on Monday (July 30).

In May, prices rose 1.6 per cent, up slightly from the preliminary estimate of 1.5 per cent.

The slower pace of increase applied to most segments of the market. Excluding small units, prices for apartments in the central region rose 0.4 per cent in June from 2 per cent the month before, while those outside the central region rose 0.8 per cent from 1.4 per cent in May.

For small units, defined as those no bigger than 506 sq ft, prices maintained a 1.1 per cent increase across both months.

NUS's Institute of Real Estate Studies, which developed the SRPI series, defines the central region as Districts 1 to 4, including the financial district and Sentosa Cove, and the traditional prime residential districts of 9, 10 and 11.

In the year to date, prices for the overall market are up 4.2 per cent, led by 4.6 per cent increases in the non-central region and in small units.

Year-on-year prices have risen 9.2 per cent, driven by a 9.4 per cent increase in the central region and a 9 per cent gain in the non-central region.