Entries by Clive Chng

Which projects should you look out for in Singapore’s largest BTO launch this August? (Part 2)

With BTO applications just right around the corner, we bring to you the second part of the August BTO project launch overview. In our previous article, we took a closer look at 2 main projects to be launched in the non-mature estates, namely Woodlands and Tengah. For those gunning for a shot at a mature […]

Which projects should you look out for in Singapore’s largest BTO launch this August? (Part 1)

Due to implemented Circuit Breaker measures between April and June amidst the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic, Built-To-Order (BTO) launches for May 2020 were postponed and merged with sale launches in August. With August around the corner, HDB will be announcing the launch of 8 major BTO projects across various regions around the city, both in the […]

A shift in the banking world: Introducing SORA, the Singapore Overnight Rate Average

Until most recently, SOR and SIBOR rates were traditionally used to price mortgage loan rates here in Singapore. However, it was announced back in Aug 2019 that the Singapore Overnight Rate Average (SORA) will be the new benchmark SGD interest rate that would eventually replace SOR and SIBOR. Following the gradual uncovering of a scandalous […]

Sometimes selling your home does more harm than good, and here’s why

With COVID-19 and its tremors felt in the job market, some may consider selling their homes and trade it for a budget-friendlier option in the effort to cut lean in light of rainier days ahead. While that may be a frugal and wise choice for some, it is important to note that the sale of […]

What makes real estate a worthy investment?

“Land is a man’s treasure”. For generations, land has always been regarded as a prized commodity, given its scarcity and possible benefits such as agriculture or for human activities. In certain communities around the world, land parcels distinguish and differentiate social classes or even as a medium of trade. The modern man today is familiar […]

How will technology reshape the real estate sector in the new normal?

If there is one thing that the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us, it is that technology can truly reshape the way we work, live and play. With workers and families forced to make the best out of the situation while hunkering down in their respective homes, technology has allowed for the continuation of life amidst […]

Reflecting on the past 140 days, Reshaping a new normal: COVID-19

As Singapore sets her sights on the careful reopening of her economy today, it is a good time to look back at how Singapore has braved the last 140 days, and even reflect on what could the future be. Since the first detected case of COVID-19 on the 31st of January 2020, Singapore has undergone […]

COVID-19 Updates: Support for the community, lifeline for families in Fortitude Budget

In our previous article, we took a glance into what Budget Fortitude would bring to local enterprises and workers affected by the pandemic. Today, we will be looking at the second portion of Budget Fortitude and the respective relief measures set aside for families. The core value behind the Government’s 4th relief measure is to […]

Covid-19 Updates: Businesses on a tight rope, fourth budget to cushion possible fall

Fortitude Budget at a glance (for businesses and workers) With Circuit Breaker measures set to end on the 2nd of June 2020, Singapore is taking a cautious and well-considered approach to reopening her economy for fear of a possible second resurgence of the COVID-19 infection in the local community. A fourth budget, the Fortitude Budget […]

A place to call home: How small is too small?

Land scarcity has been a long-standing issue for Singapore. And why should you care? Well, with the race against limited usable land space, its citizens would eventually feel the pressure. Labelled as one of the world’s densest nations, Singapore is starting to face the reality of this physical constraint. Left with no choice, homes have […]