In January 2011, the Singapore government unveiled a new set of property measures to curb rising home prices. It took most market watchers by surprise mainly because of the constant reassurance that the earlier round of measures, announced in August 2010, had been effective. Were these new measures necessary? What’s in store next? Real Estate Riches: Understanding Singapore’s Property Market in a Volatile Economy brings together a collection of articles on Singapore’s property market. Published in Today and The Business Times, the articles give a succinct overview of the property landscape, clarify government policies, dispel common misconceptions and put into perspective the factors to consider when buying property. New commentaries offer objective insights into the local property scene.