Entries by Cheryl Megan Choo

Can you own a home in Singapore with no savings?

Unbelievable but yes, one can have the opportunity to own a home with an initial sum of $0. This is a shocker for most, especially since Singapore has a global reputation for being one of the world’s most expensive cities to live in. Sadly, you do not qualify for this opportunity if you are not […]

Sale of Balance Flats (SBF) vs Build-to-Order (BTO): 5 things to note before choosing SBF

For young couples in Singapore, asking your partner “want to BTO?” is essentially akin to a marriage proposal, albeit an utterly unromantic one. Build-to-Order (BTO) exercises have always been the medium through which countless Singaporean couples have obtained their first home, and this will probably continue to be the case well into SG500. However, there […]

Ageing HDB Leases: How worried should Singaporeans be?

The Singapore government has always advocated that Housing Development Board (HDB) flats are not only good homes for Singaporeans but also a “nest-egg”, whereby older Singaporeans can monetize their flats to obtain a sizeable sum for their retirement. For the most part, Singaporeans have whole-heartedly accepted this sentiment. This has resulted in Singapore having some […]

Million-dollar Resale HDBs: Why They Are So Popular?

In the past, million-dollar HDB transactions used to only occur once in a blue moon; however, it is slowly becoming a norm in the resale transaction market in recent years. Though the majority of the million-dollar transactions were non-standard flats such as Design, Build and Sell Scheme (DBSS) flats, over the past 2 years, more […]