The ‘Lottery Effect’ In HDB Properties

The ‘Lottery Effect’ of HDB properties have once again become a hot topic of debate as the Minimum Occupation Period (MOP) of some 50,000 flats were expiring in 2020-2021. National Development Minister Desmond Lee had also stepped forward…

February 2021 BTO Sales Launch: Tengah – The hidden gem of the West

If you have been an avid follower of the quarterly Built-to-order (BTO) sales launches, you would be quick to notice that Tengah has been on the list of options for the past few months, offering brand new flats in the thousands. Many have raised…

No Valentine’s? No problem. How to qualify for a flat from HDB as a single?

Being alone on Valentine’s Day can be a mood-kill for singles out there, with no one to spend the special season together. A recent trend to make headlines would be the option of ‘renting-a-boyfriend/girlfriend’ where singles are able…

Rain, Rain, Go Away: Singapore’s problem with flash floods

For those suffering from travel bug bites and sighing at the inability to travel to Norway or Japan to catch snow during the Winter season, the weather here in Singapore has not disappointed much in the first two weeks of 2021. With temperatures…

February 2021 Built-To-Order (BTO) Launch: Greater focus on caring for our pioneers

Amidst rapid westernization and change in demographic beliefs, Singapore is very much still guided by our Asian cultures and beliefs. One of the key pillars forming the Asian culture is the idea of “孝顺” which translates to filial piety,…

2020 in a nutshell: The year of many firsts and lessons to be learnt

As 2020 rolls to an end, many would heave a sigh of relief as they eagerly await to usher in the new year, hoping to leave the bad behind that the year brought. From puzzling behavior and phenomenon observed such as hoarding toilet rolls, a…

The Linq @ Beauty World: A long-awaited opportunity for those with a keen eye

Beauty world is known for its many charms, including its famous street along Cheong Chin Nam Road serving up the perfect supper late into the night. Located along the prime district of Bukit Timah, Beauty World receives growing attention with…

The season of giving, but when does the Court recognize a gift? A tale of properties held in trust

It is the time of gifts and love all around, as Christmas rolls right around the corner. When love is in the air, there’s no saying what the limits are when it comes to giving something to the person who makes your heart skip a beat. From…

Light at the end of the tunnel: What a successful COVID-19 vaccine would mean for the real estate market

Countries around the world race to lay hold of a vaccine for the ravaging pandemic that has taken the lives of 1.34 million people at the time of writing, equivalent to nearly one-fifth of Singapore’s population. To date, several promising…

Are New Condominium Launches a better investment option?

“Confirm will appreciate one (sic)” and “Buy Condo from developer confirm make money (sic)” are what on-site property agents or that busybody relative of yours would claim when hard selling the idea to you of purchasing a brand new…