What is the Lease Buyback Scheme and how can you benefit from it?

The Lease Buyback Scheme (LBS) is a way that the elderly can monetise their flats if they are living in a 4-room or smaller flat. Through this, the immovable asset will liquidate into a stream of income during retirement years and allow…

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…

A home owner's guide: feng shui basics

‘Feng shui’ (which literally translates to ‘wind’ and ‘water’), is a complex system of thoughts that teaches us how to position buildings in a harmonious relationship with their environment and how to balance energies in any given…

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…

Conversations with: Prestige Global Designs

Sophistication, finesse, opulence – these are some words that best describes the work that the team at Prestige Global Designs is capable of. Headed by Managing Director Michael Ong and Director Jeremy Tay, Prestige Global has bagged numerous…

Prime Residential Properties: An Overview of Ultra Luxury Penthouses in Singapore

The concept of a penthouse apartment originated from The Roaring Twenties in the 1920s, when North America, Western Europe and other developed nations experienced strong economic growth and construction boom. This widespread affluence and increased…

Good Class Bungalows: A hot market (but what are they?)

Perhaps you might have heard of the term ‘GCBs’, but you merely brushed it off as just another type of property. However, you must know this - GCBs, or Good Class Bungalows, is the most prestigious segment of landed property in Singapore.…

Fans that make keeping cool at home a breeze

When you’re living in a country as hot and humid as Singapore, it’s not unusual to constantly be looking for methods to keep cool. Those of us who hold a deskbound job are usually confined within an air-conditioned environment during the…

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…

Your Last Chance at Safety; An Opinion Piece for Property Loan Fixed Rates Packages

Introduction: End of An Era of Cheap This is already old news – the US Fed raised rates again, as anticipated, on 14th June 2017, bringing the target rate to 1.25%. They are expected to raise again to 1.4% in the second half of the year,…