Luxury non-landed residential sales fall 43.7% in 1H2022: Knight Frank


The very first quarter recorded a sharp decrease of 50.6% q-o-q in prime non-landed residential sales, due to extra buyer’s stamp responsibility hikes for foreign buyers imposed in December in 2014. In the second quarter, prime non-landed residential sales recouped by 29.4% q-o-q as service views boosted and capitalists sought to Singapore as a safe house in the midst of global uncertainty.

Based upon URA information, prices for landed houses continued to enhance in the second quarter by 2.9%, bringing the cost development to 7.3% for 1H2022. The half-yearly development was steeper than 6.3% in 1H2021, in spite of cooling down steps established in December last year.

Top quantum sales continued to originate from brand-new tasks like Les Maisons, which clocked the leading 3 highest transactions in value for 1H2022. Unit rates ranged from $4,953 to $5,461 psf (or $34.6 million to $59.8 million). The fourth greatest deal in worth for 1H2022 was a resale device at The Nassim which was cost $20 million, indicating “need for luxury-sized units in pristine prepared to move-in condition”, claims Keong.

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Keong anticipates demand for deluxe non-landed residences, specifically fully-furnished larger-sized units ready for instant tenancy, to continue to be solid in 2022, as global travel go back to pre-pandemic degrees.

Lacklustre sales in the Excellent Class Bungalow (GCB) section continued from last year, declining by 55.3% in 1H2022 from 2H2021, triggered by weaker financial problems and also price resistance from sellers that were unwilling to reduce cost assumptions. Nevertheless, prime sites with attractive plot dimensions were still being negotiated. Lately, a GCB with a land dimension of 34,216 sq ft on 42 Chancery Lane was bought by the daughter-in-law of Filipino mogul Andrew Tan for $66.1 million, according to Keong.

” Nonetheless, a lack of saleable supply in family-sized systems remained to limit sales,” states Nicholas Keong, head of private office at Knight Frank. “Foreign buyers’ passion included the sale of 22 luxury houses in Draycott Eight to an Indonesian family for a complete estimated worth of $168 million.”

“Purchase worth for landed residences got to an overall of $2.9 billion in 1H2022, a 46.9% decrease from $5.4 billion taped in 2H2021,” specifies the Knight Frank record.

Incongruity between the expectations of customers and vendors, in addition to spikes in costs for landed houses, led to slower sales in 1H2022, discusses Keong. Ordinary unit rates climbed by 14.5% over the past two years as the pandemic heightened demand for bigger home.

High-end non-landed residential sales got to $1.1 billion in the very first fifty percent of this year, sliding by 43.7% from the second half of last year, according to a Knight Frank report launched today (July 12).

Keong expects deal task to moderate due to a weaker global overview, with landed home rates increasing by 10% in 2022.


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