ECONOMY | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Daily Briefing: AA REIT has highest dividend yield in 2017; BTO flats to come with bathrooms in 2019

And how theftproof are Singapore households?

From DollarsAndSense via Yahoo!:

Combining property investments with relatively high and regular dividends, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are one of Singaporeans favourite investments.

We’re at the time of the year when Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are paying out their distributions to investors again.

This means that most of them have recently released their quarterly or half-yearly results, which was near the end of July. In this article, we look at how REITs have performed at the halftime mark in 2017.

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From PropertyGuru:

All newly launched HDB flats will be installed with prefabricated bathroom units (PBU) by 2019, the Housing and Development Board (HDB) announced on Wednesday (6 September).

These PBUs that have been pre-assembled off-site will come with finishes like partial tiling, copper piping, window frames and a waterproofing system.

The Housing Board first piloted the concrete PBUs in Fernvale Lea, a Build-To-Order (BTO) project in Sengkang completed in January last year. So far, this has been utilized in 15 such developments comprising about 14,000 units.

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From ValuePenguin via Yahoo!:

According to ValuePenguin's assessment of the Singapore Police Force and Singapore Civil Defense Force's data, a resident household in Singapore has approximately 0.5% probability of experiencing either a theft, housebreaking or fire in their residence in any given year.

This is based on 2,818 residential fires, 285 housebreakings and 3,151 thefts in a dwelling that occurred in 2016 compared to 1.26 million resident households in the country.

Luckily, these incidents have been declining in their frequency quite dramatically over the last few years. For instance, the number of residential fires have declined by -14%, housebreaking by -68% and theft in a dwelling by -28% since 2010.

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