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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 seen gorgeous spaces put together on super tight budgets! To help you do just

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 is designed to provide you with a concise explanation of what a ‘property yield’ means. Definition

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 priorities, amenities in the area, family size, location of workplace,

6 reasons why now is the best time to buy a property in Birmingham, UK

As the 2nd English city in the 2017 Quality of Living Index, Birmingham is home to many brands and pop culture we’re familiar with, such as Cadbury chocolate or even the BBC hit series, Sherlock. Beyond that, it is a mere one hour and 25 minutes away from London (via train). While the city’s 20-year plans

Conversations with: Qanvast

If you purchased a new property recently, you’d know that the renovation process can be distressing. Horror stories from others’ past renovation experiences may intimidate you; however, you know that you can’t move in without getting some basic work done, and so you proceed with caution. What if today, you were told that you’d be

Private condominiums in Singapore – What are the differences?

According to a household survey conducted by the Department of Statistics, more Singaporeans are now living in condominiums. The proportion of Singaporeans living in condominiums is likely to increase given that median monthly household income is on the rise. First time homeowners looking to buy a condominium may not be able to differentiate between the

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 the property which exceeds $1million. Rates are as follows:

Dual-key units: An alternative method to owning a second property

While every Singaporean talks and dreams about owning multiple properties across the sunny island, and then retiring comfortably on the stable stream of rental income – how many actually achieve it? And why is it tough for those who are struggling to achieve it? As for majority of the population, after saving the bulk of

Is now the best time to rent office spaces?

Coming off an interesting 2017 where rental prices were gradually declining in the Singapore commercial office market, the market is presenting itself as an excellent time for rental opportunity. As of Q2 2017, the market has deemed to bottom out completely – meaning now is the best situation for tenants looking for new office spaces.