As we usher in the lunar new year, property enthusiasts are trying to peep into the crystal ball to see how the market will fare this year.

Below are what sees in the Singapore property scene in the Year of the Goat (or Sheep). (Disclaimer: I have no vested interest in any property-related company, or influence from any individual in the real estate industry.)

1. As gentle as a lamb

According to Chinese feng shui masters, 2015 is the Year of the Wood Goat that carries a strong earth element. Wood on dry earth with the absence of metal and fire is not a good sign for growth.

Investors have to exercise extra caution to avoid any blunder that might leave them high and dry. For the same reason, the construction and real estate industries may face challenges this year.

Gentle and timid are the traits of …