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…

What is the real estate market cycle? Is now the best time to buy residential properties in Singapore?

FORECASTING AND PREDICTING We all know that the development and construction of a building takes years, and this results in a lagged relationship between demand and supply for properties. As early as 1876, an American political economist…

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…

Singapore Private Residential Property Market Analysis: CCR, OCR, RCR

In a previous article, we provided readers with a clear overview and understanding of where Singapore’s properties are located, and classified as in terms of prestige. As such, as promised in the aforesaid article, this article will conduct…

Conversations with: Auctionjia – Singapore’s first online property auction platform

When you hear the words “online auction”, what comes to mind? For many of us, this term rose to fame back in the late 1990s when e-commerce site eBay revolutionized the world wide web and introduced its auction-style listings. These days,…

Collective sales in Singapore: Frequently asked questions

En bloc is a collective sales method that is unique to Singapore with private developers acquiring the whole development and/or adjoining properties under one single transaction. This is governed by the Land Titles (Strata) Act. The recent slew…

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…

What and How much is Property Tax in Singapore?

It is December now and as a homeowner, you will receive the Singapore property tax bill very soon. How much do you know about the property tax you have been paying every year? On the other hand, if you are a prospective homeowner and will be…

A quick guide to Singapore’s regions and districts

It is understandable that at times, one might actually be unsure of the terms ‘OCR’, ‘RCR’, ‘CCR’ or even wonder what the district numbers (e.g. District 9, 10, 11) actually mean. These terms can be found everywhere, be it in newspaper…

Estate Planning 101: Understanding Insurance Trusts in Singapore

Although wills are one of the few important estate planning tools, it alone may not be sufficient in addressing your needs or in protecting your assets and wealth. As such, the use of trusts is sometimes considered by individuals, in addition…