Predicting the property market's performance with economic indicators

Wouldn’t it be great if you could predict future real estate prices? Or if you managed to sell your assets right before a stock market crash?Truth be told, a market crash does not happen overnight. It is actually a build-up of many factors,…

Government cuts back supply of private homes, as per GLS Programme 2H2019 release

The Singapore government announced a reduction in the supply of private residential houses under the Government Land Sales (GLS) Programme. This comes after there was a dip in demand for private residential properties following the cooling measures…

What is the best home loan in Singapore in 2019 ?

Updated 15 July 2019When 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…

How to leverage on property cycles to sell and buy property

In real estate, timing is everything.Timing your decisions to buy and sell property is the key to maximising profits. Experts usually do so by studying the fluctuations of prices within the real estate cycle.Whether you are a homeowner,…

Here's how you find out the real potential of your property

Do you know the real potential of your property? Generally, every real estate owner or prospective buyer only has their personal (or even perceived) interests at heart. What this means is that one decides to buy a property because he/she fancies…

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.…

Purchasing a HDB – Should you maintain the $20,000 balance in your CPF OA?

Back in August 2018, the Housing Development Board (HDB) announced that flat buyers can now opt to keep up to $20,000 each in their Central Provident Fund (CPF) Ordinary Account (OA) when taking up a loan from HDB. Previously, flat buyers were…

Management Corporations: How do they regulate control in condominiums, and is it sufficient?

For condominium owners (or prospective owners), it is important to understand that their properties are always regulated by a Management Corporation (MC) whose role is to regulate the control, use and enjoyment of the common property in a strata…

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…

Is your property agent any good?

We have all heard horror stories of property agents (such as the story of the agent who embezzled $830k from his overly trusting client), each with varying degrees of awfulness. We have also heard of good experiences with property agents,…