Singapore Private Residential Market: Going Forward in 2018

Coming off a rather intriguing year where the private residential market seemed to pick up momentum at the end of 2017, this year is poised to be one that embraces the whole impact of the recovery phase. The aforesaid momentum gained last year…

Budget 2018: Increase in Buyer's Stamp Duty

BREAKING: With effect from 20 Feb 2018, Buyer's Stamp Duty on residential properties more than $1 million will be increased from 3% to 4%.The BSD rate today ranges from 1% to 3%, and the new rate of 4% will be applicable to the portion of…

What are Singapore's latest property cooling measures?

Since 2009, you may have heard countless times about Singapore adopting several ‘property cooling measures’. Have you ever wondered what the hype is with cooling measures, and why are so many people concerned about them? Let’s face it,…

Your guide to Seller's Stamp Duty in Singapore

Taxes have always been something that everyone in the world has to deal with. In Singapore, taxes are unavoidable in various aspects, and there are specific ones for the transactions of properties as well. One major and common tax is the Seller's…

What should you take note of in your renovation contract?

Before plunging head first into your renovation, having an idea of how the entire process works will definitely come in handy – and it all begins with straightening out the paperwork. These 4 key items a renovation contract should have will…

Singapore Real Estate: 2017 in Review

The year of 2017 has presented itself as an interesting year for the Singapore real estate market; full of developments that have shaped a rather rapid recovery across various sectors. One of the most prominent developments can be said to…

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…

The foreigner's guide to investing in Singapore properties

Singapore has just retained, for better or worse, its title of the World’s Most Expensive City for Expats for 4 consecutive years by the EIU (Economic Intelligence Unit) in 2017. However, the high costs can be said to be, in a way, justifiable.…

Mid Year Update on Property Financing

Introduction Time flies. In just a short span of 6 months, there have been some significant announcements and events. The US Federal Reserve increased interest rate for the 4th time since 2008, and for the second time this year, from 1% to…

The home owner’s guide to leveraging on CPF Housing Grants

Taking the first step in making a good decision on your first property purchase will give you a better overall real estate experience. While property prices have moved up over the years, Singaporeans who wish to purchase their first HDB property…