OrangeTee released their highlighted that each newly completed non-landed private home yielded an average return of 33% (or $306,000 in absolute dollar terms); and the highest returns in dollar terms were reaped for high-end properties in the Core Central Region (prime districts 9 through 11, the financial district, and Sentosa). Moving forward, the researchers noted that since the implementation of property cooling measures in January 2013, such high levels of profitability might not be repeated though demand for private housing is expected to remain strong (with foreign capital inflow and the current low interest rate environment).
This was corroborated with data from the NUS Singapore Residential Price Index (SRPI) research team, which found that non-landed private residential properties reflected a 0.9% increase in price for its month-on-month price movement. In particular, the Central region (comprising properties in postal districts 1 through 4, and 9 through 11) rose 2.2% between February and March 2013. In the period between January and February 2013, transactions prices had fell 1.2%. It is possible that prices and demand have started to stabilise and moderate following the implementation of the cooling measures.
Property giant CapitaLand (with new launch projects like d'leedon) shared that they remain "cautiously optimistic" about the residential market since the introduction of the new cooling measures, though the company reported strong sales in the first quarter of 2013, which raked in a revenue of $661.9 million.