Save today, spend more tomorrow: Things to note when buying a home with a short remaining lease

Making headlines recently, a 4-room HDB flat in Tiong Bahru with a short 51-year lease remaining was sold for a whopping $1.1 million, jumping on a bandwagon of HDBs crossing the million-dollar price point. However, cases as such surface only…

Life after death: What happens to your property upon death?

For many, property assets are often passed on as gifts from parent to child upon their death, expressly written and documented in the form of a will. The will serves as an official documentation and proof of entitlement to the property. However,…

COVID-19: Resilience in the eye of a storm

Currently, with over 150 vaccines being aggressively tested all around the world, countries are caught up in a heated race to put a stop to the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic that has led to massive business windups, long lines of workers at the…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…