SINGAPORE (July 16): Sales of private homes by developers in Singapore fell 20.2% in June from a year earlier, government data showed on Monday.

Excluding executive condominiums (ECs), data compiled by the Urban Redevelopment Authority showed developers sold 654 units last month, compared with 820 units in the same month a year earlier.

Including ECs, 706 units were sold in June, down from the 1,259 sold the previous month and 1,064 homes sold in June last year.

The Outside Central Region (OCR) proved most popular with both buyers and developers last month, with 474 units launched and 374 homes sold.

This compares with the 67 units launched and 66 sold in the Core Central Region (CCR), and 185 units launched and 214 sold in the Rest of Central Region.

The private residential projects that sold the most units in June were Margaret Ville at 121 units, Affinity at Serangoon at 107 units, Twin Vew at 4 units, The Gardens Residences (64 units) and 120 Grange (42 units).

The level of sales rose fell from the revised 1,122 units sold in the previous month.