The Redbrick Team

The Redbrick Team

Redbrick Mortgage Advisory is an independent advisory working with all 16 banks and financial institutions in Singapore. We have achieved an excellent track record of financing more than 40,000 properties and over SGD$5 billion in annual mortgages.

How does the trade war affect interest rates?

If you have been following current affairs closely, you would be familiar with the US-China trade war. For those of you that are less familiar with the topic, fret not, all you need to know is how this trade war will affect you. According to reports, Singapore is likely to be affected the most amongst all the South East Asia countries as we are extremely reliant on trade for our economy to thrive. However, with all the trade tariffs being

Reduction in mortgage interest rates in anticipation of Fed Rate cut

In speculation of the rate cuts by the US Federal Reserve, Singapore banks have started to make adjustments by lowering their home loan rates. The banks have already reduced their fixed rates today in the market, so the spread between a fixed interest rate and a floating interest rate is as narrow as 10 to 15 basis points. Thus, the reduction of the interest rate is evident and there might also be a further reduction in the future, but this

Updated Policy On The Use of CPF and HDB Loans

The government rolled out new rules regarding the use of the Central Provident Fund (CPF) and housing loan with effect from 10th May 2019. This provides property buyers with greater flexibility, without compromising the duration of their lease and their retirement funds. It is a pivotal shift from just focusing on the remaining lease, to whether a property can last a homeowner for life. Some speculated that with these new rules being put in place, it will spark the demand

The 5C’s of Housing that All Singaporeans Should Know

Growing up, we’ve all heard about the five Cs. Singaporeans are obsessed with getting cash, car, credit card, condominium and country club membership. But are we familiar with the five Cs of Housing? 1. Capital Buying a house requires money. And depending on the type of house you choose, that amount varies. If you are leaning towards getting a BTO, remember that while there are a number of grants and loans available, you will have to fork out a minimum

Cash Over Valuation – Does it still affect you?

Are you looking to sell your HDB flat in the resale market? You may be preparing to welcome a new member to your family, or may have finally saved enough to upgrade to that dream home you always wanted. On the other hand, you may have spotted your ideal flat in the resale market, and am excited to make an offer for the flat.  Before you jump the gun however, there are some features of the Singapore’s resale market we

2018 Q3 Review: Aftermath of the new property cooling measures – What’s next?

Earlier in July, the heavy hand of the government came down upon the unsuspecting property market. A new set of property cooling measures were announced and was slated to come into effect the next day. This triggered a buying frenzy that very night, as homebuyers rushed to obtain an Option to Purchase (OTP) before the new measures take kick-in. It has now been a little more than 3 months since this happened, and the question on everyone’s mind is: how

6 uniquely designed residential projects in Singapore besides Reflections at Keppel Bay and The Interlace

Often named as the most unique condo in Singapore, Reflections at Keppel Bay was designed by Daniel Libeskind, an American-Polish architect. While his portfolio includes the Jewish Museum Berlin, Imperial War Museum, North Contemporary Jewish Museum and One World Trade Center, Reflections at Keppel Bay was his first residential development in Asia. As for The Interlace, it is noteworthy for its design which looks like 31 bricks irregularly stacked upon each other, resembling Jenga blocks. A masterpiece of Ole Scheeren

Preparations to make when your property is going en bloc

It has finally come true – your housing estate has been pin-pointed as “The-One” by a developer, who is going to take it out of your hands in return for a handsome sum of money. It may be your golden ticket to that dream home you have always wanted, or the final push you needed to invest in a new home. However, before you lose yourself to celebrations and start shopping for a new home, there are some preparations that

New property cooling measures announced: ABSD is raised, LTV tightened

In a joint press release by the Ministry of Finance (MOF), Ministry of National Development (MND) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), it has been announced today (5th July 2018) that the Additional Buyers Stamp Duty (ABSD) rates will be raised, and that Loan-to-Value (LTV) limits will be tightened. This is part of an effort to “cool the property market and keep prices in line with economic fundamentals”. Additional Buyers Stamp Duty (ABSD) ABSD rates will be raised by

Investing in a UK property: What’s your strategy?

International investments of residential properties are undoubtedly becoming more popular. More often to collect extra rental income or capital appreciation rather than occupying the property, there is an increasing number of Singaporeans who seek to purchase overseas properties. If you are one of them, here are some key considerations to ponder: Trusted Property Management Partners An important yet constantly overlooked key consideration is the partnership with a property management company. It is essential to seek expert advice and assistance with