HDB Resale Levy: Hoping to strike it rich after MOP? Not so fast.

One of the main driving forces behind year-on-year strong demand for each Built-to-Order (BTO) launch is the possibility of ‘making’ money after the sale of the flat following the Minimum Occupancy Period (MOP) which spans 5 years. Those…

Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) – Stay home and make your home senior-friendly

Over the past few weeks, several clusters of infections have emerged along with a pattern of local unlinked community cases. Therefore, the Multi-Ministry Taskforce has announced additional measures and restrictions under Phase 2 (Heightened…

Dirty little secrets that developers have up their sleeves

Just like you would dress up for a first date to impress, private developers are no different. Showflats form the first impression for any prospective buyer, and developers put in a great deal of effort to glam it up, from neatly arranged wine…

Fenceless Condominiums: Is it really a good idea?

Currently therein lies the rise of a certain new concept in terms of residential developments - fenceless condominiums. This is a relatively new design scheme which aims to incorporate the idea of urban connectivity and shared economies to…

An eye for opportunity: How to spot potential en-bloc properties?

An e-bloc is every private property owner’s dream come true. For those who are unfamiliar with the local real estate scene, en-bloc is otherwise known as a collective sale of an entire stack of properties together and applies only to private…

5 new areas in Singapore for your next home

Singapore as we know is always striving to become a beautiful livable city. We often see buildings in mid-construction and these sites are not a rare sight at all. Amidst all the hustle and bustle of the city-state, new residential towns…

Give Me 5 Minutes, I’ll Give You the Truth About Proximity Housing Grant

Being filial to one’s parents has always been an extremely important value in our Singaporean society, and we would definitely want to take care of our parents in their silver years. One way to show piety and get paid for it would be to live…

Million-dollar flats: Striking it rich with your HDB flat?

The days in which successful applicants of the Built-To-Order (BTO) are able to boast of being able to sell of their flats at “high resale prices” might soon be over. Over the past weeks, owners of BTO’s that have recently completed their…

How love may get in the way of your property: Joint Tenancy or Tenancy-in-Common

Love and marriage are often one of life’s greatest milestones, a blissful day where you pledge and commit to your other half. As part of establishing a separate entity from one’s biological family, purchasing a matrimonial home to celebrate…

Caveats, easements, covenants and all other must-know legal jargons in your property title

While not everyone would become a lawyer in their lifetime, almost every individual would own a property at some point in time. We do not deny how daunting it may be to grasp these terms, but it is crucial for you to have a sufficient level…