All You Need to Know About the Home Protection Scheme

Those who have purchased HDB properties before may vaguely remember signing the Home Protection Scheme (HPS) form as part of the numerous paperwork needed to be done in order to obtain the keys to your new home. Few understand the implications…

Why is there such strong demand for BTO flats in Telok Blangah and Tengah?

“Do you want to…BTO?” The surreal rite of passage for most Singaporeans. To some, just a casual journey to Toa Payoh might seem like an ordinary day with your partner. Suddenly, there you stand with your key in your hand, unsure of…

HDB Resale Levy: Hoping to strike it rich after MOP? Not so fast.

One of the main driving forces behind year-on-year strong demand for each Built-to-Order (BTO) launch is the possibility of ‘making’ money after the sale of the flat following the Minimum Occupancy Period (MOP) which spans 5 years. Those…

Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) – Stay home and make your home senior-friendly

Over the past few weeks, several clusters of infections have emerged along with a pattern of local unlinked community cases. Therefore, the Multi-Ministry Taskforce has announced additional measures and restrictions under Phase 2 (Heightened…

Fenceless Condominiums: Is it really a good idea?

Currently therein lies the rise of a certain new concept in terms of residential developments - fenceless condominiums. This is a relatively new design scheme which aims to incorporate the idea of urban connectivity and shared economies to…

An eye for opportunity: How to spot potential en-bloc properties?

An e-bloc is every private property owner’s dream come true. For those who are unfamiliar with the local real estate scene, en-bloc is otherwise known as a collective sale of an entire stack of properties together and applies only to private…

5 new areas in Singapore for your next home

Singapore as we know is always striving to become a beautiful livable city. We often see buildings in mid-construction and these sites are not a rare sight at all. Amidst all the hustle and bustle of the city-state, new residential towns…

Give Me 5 Minutes, I’ll Give You the Truth About Proximity Housing Grant

Being filial to one’s parents has always been an extremely important value in our Singaporean society, and we would definitely want to take care of our parents in their silver years. One way to show piety and get paid for it would be to live…

Why is there a New Code Of Conduct For Leasing Of Retail Premises?

With the recent COVID-19 pandemic sending ripples across multiple sectors, industry leaders have been working hard to find ways to mediate the negative impacts. Although some sectors have remained resilient when the economy is seeing many…

Million-dollar flats: Striking it rich with your HDB flat?

The days in which successful applicants of the Built-To-Order (BTO) are able to boast of being able to sell of their flats at “high resale prices” might soon be over. Over the past weeks, owners of BTO’s that have recently completed their…