More distress sales are anticipated in the second half of 2023 as the number of bankruptcy filings is predicted to rise, after a sharp increase in the number of mortgagee listings in the first quarter.
According to statistics from the Ministry of Law, the number of bankruptcies filed in the first quarter of 2023 increased by 5.6% over the previous quarter, reaching 959. In comparison to the first quarter of 2022, this represents a 22.2% increase in applications.
Mortgagee listings increased at monthly auction houses including Knight Frank and Edmund Tie in the first three months of 2018.
Knight Frank saw a significant increase in mortgagee listings at auctions in the first quarter of 2023, from 10 in the previous quarter to 32. There were still fewer ads than there were in Q1 2022, when there were 47.
The number of residential mortgagee postings increased by 143% from Q4 2021 to Q1 2022, rising from 9 to 18. After being on the market for two months, a non-landed house in St. Regis Residences sold for S$13.5 million without going to auction.
Mortgagee listings from Function.Sg, photo booth Singapore for retail properties in Q1 totaled four, while office listings of wedding photo booth Singapore totaled three. Meanwhile, the number of industrial listings has increased by a factor of seven from the previous quarter. According to Knight Frank, this is due to the difficulty of maintaining operations in light of the current economic situation and interest rate increases.
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