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…

The foreigner's guide to investing in Singapore properties

Singapore has just retained, for better or worse, its title of the World’s Most Expensive City for Expats for 4 consecutive years by the EIU (Economic Intelligence Unit) in 2017. However, the high costs can be said to be, in a way, justifiable.…

Conversations with: Gani Atmadiredja, Managing Director, W. Atelier

When it comes to buying and renovating a new home, many of us hardly place any emphasis when it comes to our toilets. Traditionally, most of us opt for the practical way; the bare necessities are sufficient for us. But there’s been a rising…

9 things to consider when you buy a property in Malaysia

Given the comparatively high home prices in Singapore, it is understandable that many Singaporeans have, over the years, turned their heads to investing overseas. Nevertheless, buying a property in Singapore can be very overwhelming; let alone…

What I wish I knew before I purchased a property

“How do I buy a property?” - It is absolutely critical that we answer this question before we start the shopping. Learn about the “How” before jumping into “What property should I buy?”If we skip the initial preparation, we will…

Conversations with: Sharon Lee, Head of Auction, Knight Frank Singapore

For many of us, the word “auction” brings up imagery of a tense yet exciting environment where an auctioneer takes the lead in accepting bids and declaring goods sold. Or maybe when “auction” comes to mind, you think of art auctions…

Why your HDB is not going to make you any money?

Just like any young couples would as they begin their next chapter of life, you ballot for a BTO and, after 4 years of wait, move happily into your first matrimonial home. Over the years, you start a new family and draw greater income…

Why the hype around properties with en-bloc potential?

Properties have life cycles, just like us. We know that property prices are largely driven by demand and supply. Today as we examine the correlation between the price and age of a property, we exclude external influences like demand, supply,…

Mid Year Update on Property Financing

Introduction Time flies. In just a short span of 6 months, there have been some significant announcements and events. The US Federal Reserve increased interest rate for the 4th time since 2008, and for the second time this year, from 1% to…

How much is it to construct a home in various cities in the world?

With HDB flats being so expensive in Singapore, have you ever wondered how much it would cost to build one? Or how would it fare against the prices of other high-rise flats around the world?Well if you are curious about that, read on!As…