A celebrated win for many around the world, but will the world ever return from an era of Trumpism?

Winning 306 electoral votes, Joe Biden took the US elections by storm to become the President-Elect of 2020. For most, it is a much-celebrated win after 4 grueling years under the Trump administration which saw radical and major political shifts…

Battle of the BTOs: November 2020 Launch (Part 2)

This week on Battle of the BTOs, we will be examining the upcoming November BTO launches in the mature estates. We have previously covered the launches in the non-mature estates, namely Sembawang and Tengah, in last week’s article. For those…

Battle of the BTOs: November 2020 Launch (Part 1)

The demand for BTOs in 2020 has been fierce, to say the least, with the August BTO launches being oversubscribed within a day of a one-week launch period. The potential delays for the completion of BTO launches due to Covid-19, as announced…

SIBOR Rates Plunge: What Does This Mean for Mortgage Loans?

Back in June 2020, the US Federal Reserve (Fed) announced that Fed interest rates will drop to ‘near zero’ and maintain that level until at least the end of 2022. The main reason for holding Fed interest rates near zero (0-0.25%) is to…

Is Singapore’s real estate really pandemic proof?

Since April 2020, it was common of headlines featuring published data of home sales transactions increasing despite the ‘lockdown’ period where all physical viewings were not allowed. This trend was happening for both the private and public…

An abrupt freeze to a long-standing procedure: URA halts re-issue of Option to Purchase

URA shocked the private property market with its recent news of halting the re-issuing of Option-to-Purchase (OTP). This comes amidst a weakened economy and rising unemployment rates due to the rippling effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. OTPs…

3 Ways COVID-19 Has Redesigned Our Homes

In April 2020, the Singapore government announced the start of the circuit breaker and made it mandatory for employees to adopt the ‘Work from Home’ (WFH) scheme, forcing everyone to work in a non-office environment. Never have we stayed…

Unique HDB Houses

With most of the Singapore population living in HDB flats, it will be interesting to know the different types of flats around are not just your usual Build to Orders (BTOs). Additionally, if you are hunting for a roof over your head, these…

A place to call home: How small is too small?

Land scarcity has been a long-standing issue for Singapore. And why should you care? Well, with the race against limited usable land space, its citizens would eventually feel the pressure. Labelled as one of the world’s densest nations, Singapore…

At the end of the road: What happens to your 99-year leasehold HDB?

Singapore has claimed the title as one of the world’s best model of public housing provision. As of 2019, a whopping 80% of Singapore’s total population resides in public homes, including those living under rental schemes. One of the main…