Developer sales falls 58% in August

By Tan Chee Yuen / The Edge Property | September 15, 2016 2:00 PM SGT
Developers sold 805 units in August including executive condominiums, 58.1% lower than July’s 1,921 units. On a y-o-y basis, sales are down by 17.8% from 979 units in August last year. There was no new private non-landed project launched last month.
Ong Teck Hui, national director of research and consultancy at JLL says, “The subdued sales by developers in August is partly due to the absence of new projects being launched and is not a clear indicator of where the market is heading."
"The resale market on the other hand shows that buyers were no less active in August which recorded 762 caveats compared to the 752 in July, " notes Ong. "This shows that buyers are still fairly positive about the residential market following the improvement in sentiments since March this year."
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MCL Land’s Lake Grande remains as the best-selling project last month with 35 units sold at a median price of $1,317 psf. This is followed closely by The Trilinq (30 units at a median price of $1,413 psf) and The Glades (22 units at a median price of $1,415 psf).
In the EC segment, sales dropped 60% from 830 units sold in July to 332 units in August. Sim Lian’s Treasure Crest continues to top the sales chart with 56 units sold at a median price of $745 psf. Sol Acres trailed with 46 units sold at a median price of $781 psf, followed by Bellewoods with 37 units sold at a median price of $769 psf.
Best-selling private projects in August 2016
Project Name
Street Name
Units Launched in the Month
Units Sold in the Month
Total Number of Unsold Units
Median Price ($psf)
Lake Grande
Jurong Lake Link
-
35
223
1,317
The Trilinq
Jalan Lempeng
55
30
361
1,413
The Glades
Bedok Rise
100
22
182
1,415
Sims Urban Oasis
Sims Drive
-
20
469
1,383
Kingsford . Hillview Peak
Hillview Rise
-
19
38
1,282
Source: URA, The Edge Property
Best-selling EC projects in August 2016
Project Name
Street Name
Units Launched in the Month
Units Sold in the Month
Total Number of Unsold Units
Median Price ($psf)
Treasure Crest
Anchorvale Crescent
-
56
54
745
Sol Acres
Choa Chu Kang Grove
-
46
770
781
Bellewoods
Woodlands Avenue 5
-
37
153
769
The Vales
Anchorvale Crescent
-
28
151
808
The Terrace
Edgedale Plains
-
21
222
783
Source: URA, The Edge Property