Blocks of HDB flats at Shunfu estate in Marymount

HDB resale transactions plunge 41.9% in Q2 amid COVID-19

SINGAPORE: The variety of Real estate as well as Growth Board (HDB) flats offered in the resale market in the second quarter plunged 41.9 per cent amidst the COVID-19 “breaker” period.

Main figures launched on Friday (Jul 24) revealed a total of 3,426 apartments were sold from April to June, falling from the 5,893 marketed in the very first quarter.

On a year-on-year basis, the variety of deals was down 45.4 per cent, according to HDB information.

Costs inched up 0.3 per cent from Q1 to Q2, with the resale price index– which gives info on the basic cost motions in the resale public housing market– boosting to 131.9.

Regardless of the unprecedented worldwide health and wellness situation and macroeconomic shocks presented by COVID-19, there has actually been no steep correction in rates unlike in past crises, claimed head of the research study, and also working as a consultant at OrangeTee & Connection Ms. Christine Sun.

” Already, the 4 rounds of aggressive stimulus packages released by the Singapore government seem reliable in protecting against a housing market crisis or building rate collapse,” she added.


Singapore carried out a breaker on Apr 7 to deal with COVID-19. It started a gradual reopening with Phase 1 beginning with Jun 2.

Physical watchings of flats returned to just when Stage 2 began on Jun 19.

Ms. Sunlight stated buyers not being allowed to check out apartments face to face most likely had an impact on sales.

” Despite using virtual home trips, enhanced reality, and re-open residences, some purchasers face problems getting over the emotional obstacle of securing the offer without initial inspecting the device personally.”

However she appeared a confident note on the general direction of the resale market.

” Given that the HDB resale market had not been heavily battered by the pandemic unlike the friendliness and retail sectors, the road to recuperation may not be an extensive one. We may expect need to return to some normalcy in the coming months as residence watchings have resumed fully.”

HDB numbers additionally revealed a 9.1 percent fall in number of accepted applications to rent out HDB apartments, from 11,591 in the first quarter to 10,539 in the 2nd quarter. Contrasted to the same period last year, the number of apartments rented out declined by 14.6 per cent.

Since Jun 30, there were 57,693 flats rented, an increase of 0.1 percent from the previous quarter.


HDB will certainly introduce about 7,800 Build-to-Order (BTO) apartments in Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, Choa Chu Kang, Geylang, Pasir Ris, Tampines, Tengah and Woodlands in August.

It had previously claimed that the BTO workout initially set up for May would be combined with the August workout.

In November, it will certainly launch regarding 5,700 BTO flats in Bishan, Sembawang, Tampines, Tengah as well as Toa Payoh near to Daintree Residence and The Antares.

Throughout the two launches, the flats in Choa Chu Kang, Tampines North and also Tengah will have a shorter waiting time, stated HDB.

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