5 reasons why your home loan application will be rejected (and how to avoid it)

Are you stuck in a situation where you’ve applied to multiple banks for your housing loan and have gotten rejections from them, yet the bankers were unable to disclose the reason(s) to you? Here, I’ll share some common loan application…

What I wish I knew before I purchased a property

“How do I buy a property?” - It is absolutely critical that we answer this question before we start the shopping. Learn about the “How” before jumping into “What property should I buy?” If we skip the initial preparation, we will…

Conversations with: Sharon Lee, Head of Auction, Knight Frank Singapore

For many of us, the word “auction” brings up imagery of a tense yet exciting environment where an auctioneer takes the lead in accepting bids and declaring goods sold. Or maybe when “auction” comes to mind, you think of art auctions…

London Special: Conversations with John Murphy, Director of City Docklands Global

This August, City Docklands Global, the Asian arm of City Docklands Limited, celebrates the launch of their Canary Wharf, Singapore and Hong Kong offices. In just a year, the company has increased its reach in Asia, a culmination of the…

Your Last Chance at Safety; An Opinion Piece for Property Loan Fixed Rates Packages

Introduction: End of An Era of Cheap This is already old news – the US Fed raised rates again, as anticipated, on 14th June 2017, bringing the target rate to 1.25%. They are expected to raise again to 1.4% in the second half of the year,…

Why your HDB is not going to make you any money?

Just like any young couples would as they begin their next chapter of life, you ballot for a BTO and, after 4 years of wait, move happily into your first matrimonial home. Over the years, you start a new family and draw greater income…

How to finance a property in London with a Singapore bank

In recent years, Singaporeans have been one of the biggest buyers of London properties, favouring new-built and luxury flats. Due to its stable residential development and a naturally competitive market, London continues to be a safe haven…

Conversations with: Dennis Wee, Chairman and Founder, DWG

Earlier this month, estate agencies PropNex and Dennis Wee Group (DWG) announced their merger, which automatically shot PropNex to the top of the list as Singapore’s largest property agency. Established in 1992, DWG has achieved many…

Why the hype around properties with en-bloc potential?

Properties have life cycles, just like us. We know that property prices are largely driven by demand and supply. Today as we examine the correlation between the price and age of a property, we exclude external influences like demand, supply,…

Mid Year Update on Property Financing

Introduction Time flies. In just a short span of 6 months, there have been some significant announcements and events. The US Federal Reserve increased interest rate for the 4th time since 2008, and for the second time this year, from 1% to…