Condo resale prices edge up 0.2% in June but volume drops 25.5%: SRX

Resale prices of non-landed homes in June 2018 were 10.6 per cent higher than in June 2017.
Resale prices of non-landed homes in June 2018 were 10.6 per cent higher than in June 2017.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Resale prices of non-landed homes in June crept up just 0.2 per cent from the previous month as volumes tumbled 25.5 per cent, according to the latest flash estimates by real estate portal SRX Property.

Year-on-year, prices last month were 10.6 per cent higher than in June 2017. 

Based on an index average of three months in the second quarter of 2018 and that of the preceding quarter, prices have risen 3.8 per cent from the first quarter of this year.

SRX also revised its monthly price change figure for May up slightly to a 1.3 per cent rise from 1.2 per cent.

Compared to May, the core central region (CCR) and outside central region (OCR) recorded a price increase of 0.1 per cent and 0.4 per cent respectively, while rest of central region (RCR) prices remained unchanged.

CCR, RCR, and OCR recorded a year-on-year price increase of 10.9 per cent, 11.6 per cent, and 9.4 per cent respectively from the previous year.

June's resale volume fell 25.5 per cent to 1,128 units from May's 1,514 units. Year-on-year, the number of units resold rose 4.6 per cent from June 2017, but resale volume was down by 45.0 per cent compared to its peak of 2,050 units in April 2010.

Overall median Transaction Over X-Value (TOX) was positive $17,000 in June 2018, a decrease of S$1,000 comparing to positive S$18,000 TOX for May.

TOX measures how much a buyer is overpaying or underpaying on a property based on SRX Property's computer-generated market value.

District 21's Upper Bukit Timah and Ulu Pandan posted the highest TOX among districts with more than 10 resale transactions, of positive S$70,000

This suggests that a majority of the buyers in that district purchased units above the computer-generated market value.

District 26's Upper Thomson, Springleaf posts the most negative median TOX at S$12,000 among relatively active districts.

This suggests that a majority of the buyers in that district purchased units below the computer-generated market value.