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  1. awhtc

    2019 facelift Honda Shuttle

    If most FL Shuttle failed and only a few pass, if I were LTA I will haul those few up to investigate if they are cheating LTA of rebates or levy.
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    Greater Southern Waterfront discussion

    Same model can be applied to any BTO in good location. In another word, BTO prices will go up.
  3. If there is no trade war, both Cat A and B should be $40k+ easily by now.
  4. I also noticed Cat E bidding was quite unusual in the early afternoon today. I think car dealers are stocking up Cat E as they anticipate a slight quota cut in the next quarter. Car buyers tend to change cars 1-2 months before Chinese New Year, so the COE at hand allows the car dealers to have a smoother and faster sale.
  5. Fed is likely to cut its interest rate again this week: Divided Fed set to cut interest rates this week, but then what? https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-fed-divided/divided-fed-set-to-cut-interest-rates-this-week-but-then-what-idUSKBN1W20DS
  6. The Cat A and B prices could just fluctuate +/- $2k around current level in September and October. However, Cat A cars deregistration had fallen in August, so that could point towards slightly lower quota in the next quarter, which in turn could help to stabilise or increase price towards the end of the year.
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    Mercs: property news & updates

    2020 and 2021 are likely to be very slow years for new private properties as the number of cash-rich enbloc owners dwindles and the trade war continues. Some developers are likely to be hit by the 25% ABSD if their units are not sold within the 5-year from the land acquisition date. Said Mr Chia: "Assuming the present rate of take-up continues, we will see a total sales volume of about 8,000+ units for the whole of 2019. Based on this take-up rate and barring any unforeseen circumstances, we would require four to five years for the market to absorb the estimated 43,000 units available for sale."
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    Hdb income ceiling revised 2019

    HDB is actually very comfortable to live in. ECs and PCs are over-hyped. HDB should review the income cap to buy BTO and simply levy a premium on those who exceeds the cap.
  9. awhtc

    2019 facelift Honda Shuttle

    No wonder the pre-face-lift X is a lot more expensive than the basic hybrid model. This difference in VES also confused me too as I thought the pre-face-lift hybrids are in the neutral band. All are Shuttle essentially using the same engine within their petrol or hybrid categories but their respective VES are strangely different! Could it be different production lines tune their engine differently?
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    Hdb income ceiling revised 2019

    This will be good news for EC developers who have already won their sites in 2019. Going forward, the ECs are likely to be priced from $1,100 psf and PCs from $1,400 psf.
  11. awhtc

    2019 facelift Honda Shuttle

    The mystery of VES for petrol Shuttle deepens 🤔
  12. awhtc

    2019 facelift Honda Shuttle

    Honda could have re-tuned the engine at the factory for this face-lift. It certainly looks like a long and costly delay for units that fail. The other thing I notice for VES is every 2-year revision makes the standard more stringent i.e. rebate becomes penalty. This VES is due for revision by the end of this year.
  13. awhtc

    Mercs: property news & updates

    It could be enbloc effect and more foreigners coming to Singapore to work.
  14. awhtc

    2019 facelift Honda Shuttle

    If PI pays, many PIs will run into big losses if they collect many orders. If car buyer pays, there will be many CASEs.
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    2019 facelift Honda Shuttle

    So pre face lift Shuttle petrol might be in high demand now?