A guide to Standard Chartered home loans in Singapore

There are various banks in Singapore offering customers different interest rate packages for its home loans, and it can be a confusing process for buyers when choosing a package. Where does Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) stand as compared to…

What should you look out for when buying a Building-Under-Construction (BUC) unit?

While properties that are still under construction may have more risks than a completed property, developers often incentivize buyers with per-square-foot discounts, absorption of stamp duties or other administrative costs.Besides the monetary…

3 amenities that can boost your property’s value

With the government offering a variety of housing grants to first-timer and second-timer applicants of Build-to-Order (BTO) as well as the availability resale flats, you may already be on the lookout for a flat to purchase. With that, a crucial…

Dual-key units: An alternative method to owning a second property

While every Singaporean talks and dreams about owning multiple properties across the sunny island, and then retiring comfortably on the stable stream of rental income - how many actually achieve it?And why is it tough for those who are struggling…

Quick Guide: First-time home buyers of BTO HDB flats

Are you interested in buying a BTO flat, but not sure how to go about doing it? Is this your first time attempting to apply for it? Fret not! We have summarized and created a quick guide for you; ranging from a step-by-step of the procedure…

3 questions to ask before buying your second residential property

Nearly 30% of Singaporeans own more than one residential property, according to the Singapore Business Review. Yes, you can quote me to your hesitant spouse. While owning a second property is not uncommon, the questions “is it really necessary?”…

What is the best home loan in Singapore in 2018 ?

When it comes to buying your home, it goes without saying that we want to (and should) rack in as much savings as humanly possible and get the best home loan in Singapore. We are talking about something that takes 2-3 decades to pay off after…

Conversations with: Auctionjia - Singapore's first online property auction platform

When you hear the words “online auction”, what comes to mind? For many of us, this term rose to fame back in the late 1990s when e-commerce site eBay revolutionized the world wide web and introduced its auction-style listings.These days,…

Upgrading from an HDB flat to a condo unit – steps to take

If you’re making the big step to upgrade from an HDB flat to a condo, it pays to know the finer details. Here’s what you’ll have to go through, depending on whether you sell-then-buy, or buy-then-sell: Key highlightsIf a condo…

FAQs on The Use of CPF For Home Purchase

Undeniably, purchasing a property is a major decision, and probably the heaviest financial commitment for most of us. However, the use of Central Provident Fund (CPF) to pay the down payment and make monthly financial obligations has been a…