What should you look out for in your home loan?

Buying a new property? Here’s what you need to look out for in your home loan A house is probably the first big ticket item purchase for every young Singaporean chasing the “BTO Dream”. However, having a roof over your head in a city…

Real Estate 101: Your guide to Decoupling

Decoupling – this term has always been perceived as a negative act in real estate terms, due to its association with divorces. However, this is not always the case. Decoupling is, in fact, one method of ensuring a cost effective manner of…

What should you look out for when buying a Building-Under-Construction (BUC) unit?

While properties that are still under construction may have more risks than a completed property, developers often incentivize buyers with per-square-foot discounts, absorption of stamp duties or other administrative costs.Besides the monetary…

9 Renovation Budget Hacks Every Homeowner Should Know

Did you know that the average renovation rings up to a tune of $51,000, according to data extracted from projects and contracts on Qanvast? But don’t let that faze you – just as we’ve seen amazing makeovers with five-digit budgets, we’ve…

Real Estate 101: What are property yields?

You have seen the term ‘property yield’ in property news, investor reports, newsletters, etc. But are you sure of what the term means exactly? This term an important metric, and a must-know for property investors. As such, this article…

7 Popular areas for expats to call home in Singapore

While Singapore may not be very big, choosing a suitable area or suburb to call home can still be a daunting task. Furthermore, an ideal neighborhood for some may not be for others. The decision on where to live will likely depend on your lifestyle…

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…

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…