Auction market slumps 59.7% in 1H2023, lowest sales value in three years: Edmund Tie

Cognisant of the upcoming brand-new nonpublic residential assignments set to hit the market over the upcoming several quarters, potential customers are holding off on their acquisitions, states Tan, including that external variables like concerns of an upcoming economic crisis and higher rate of interest are similarly impacting sales.

The “high-value purchase” was for a three-storey semi-detached residence on Vaughan Street that was transacted for $6.3 million. In addition, seven of the profitable properties sold at sell-off were industrialized residential properties, with the balance being three homes and a workplace residential property.

This was the lowest sales market value recorded by the auction sale market since 1H2020, the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, when only one property was sold for $0.94 million. It is in addition a major decrease of 59.7% matched up to 2H2022 which recorded 17 sales worth $37.7 million.

The nearby real estate auction sale marketplace efficiently offered 11 real estates over the first six months in this year. An analysis note posted by Edmund Tie states that the complete deal worth for the effectively auctioned properties was $15.2 million.

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According to Joy Tan, head of sell-off and sales at Edmund Tie, the low sales worth in 1H2023 was due to “the properties hammered being of reduced quantum, primarily possibly below or just past the S$ 1 million mark. There was a single high-value deal that was over S$ 5 million”.

Looking ahead, she assumes to see home loan listings pick up only in 2024, given the moment lag between financial institutions retrieving residential properties and also placing them up for public sale. She as well anticipates commercial listings to garner even more purchasing interest. “Given that business deals are going to not acquire extra buyer’s stamp obligation and also with the increase in family workplaces in Singapore, well-priced business office listings will certainly also likely be extremely sought after,” she mentions.

” Furthermore, on the back of the high interest rates, the cooling procedures announced in April plus the general unconfirmed macro environment, buyers have actually normally followed a wait-and-see posture,” claims Tan.

She includes that over the past few months, capitalists are presenting a growing acknowledgment in the direction of leasehold buildings with much shorter remaining lease terms of commonly 30 to 60 years. “This is likely because of capitalists’ higher chance tolerance, as economic markets stay volatile, as well as a recognizable preference change to alternative financial investment opportunities.”


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