HDB Flats FLASH REPORT Resale Market October 2019

SRX Flash Report:

1) HDB resale prices decrease by 0.2% in October 2019 over September 2019.

HDB 4 Room and 5 Room experienced price decreases of 0.9% and 0.6%, respectively.

Meanwhile, 3 Room and Executive prices increase by 0.5% and 1.1%, respectively.

Mature Estates prices increase 0.2% while Non-Mature Estates prices decrease by 0.5%, as compared to September 2019. According to the SRX Property Price Index for HDB Resale:

  • Prices in October 2019 are 0.1% higher from preceding year.
  • October 2019 prices are 14.3% lower than the peak in April 2013.
  • Year-on-Year, Non-Mature Estates prices increase 1.1% while Mature Estates prices decrease 1.3%.

2) 2,213 HDB resale transactions in October 2019, representing an 18.0% increase from September 2019.

  • Year-on-year, resale volume in October 2019 is 10.6 % higher than the previous year.
  • Breaking down by room types, in October 2019, 40.8% of the volume comes from HDB 4 Room, 25.4% from 3 Room, 24.3% from 5 Room and 7.5% from Executive. The rest are from 2 Room and Multi-Gen.

3) The highest transacted price for a resale flat in the month was achieved at $1,100,000 by a highfloor 5-Room unit at The Pinnacle @ Duxton.

  • In Non-Mature Estates, the highest transacted price was an Executive Maisonette unit at Hougang transacted at $850,000.


4) Overall median Transaction Over X-Value (T-O-X) is ZERO in October 2019. This represented anincrease of $2,000 as compared to September2019.

  • The median T-O-X for HDB measures whether people are overpaying (POSITIVE T-O-X) or underpaying (NEGATIVE T-O-X) the SRX Property X-Value estimated market value.
  • 5 Room and Executive witness POSITIVE median T-O-X of $2,000 and $6,000, respectively, while HDB 3 Room and 4 Room both record NEGATIVE median T-O-X of $1,000.
    Serangoon posts the highest median T-O-X at POSITIVE $9,500 in October 2019, followed by Bukit Merah at POSITIVE $8,000.
  • Queenstown posts the lowest median T-O-X at NEGATIVE $12,000, followed by Pasir Ris at NEGATIVE $8,000. T-O-X data only include HDB towns with more than 10 resale transactions with X-Value


5) An estimated 2,320 flats will become eligible to join the HDB resale market in the next three months, based on SRX data, as these units approach their respective 5-year Minimum Occupation Period