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…

Estate Planning 101: Setting up a property trust in Singapore

Are you considering purchasing a property for your child who does not have the legal capacity (i.e. below 21 years old) to own a property in his/ her own name? Are you having concerns about the succession of your assets? Or are you contemplating…

Conversations with: Jerry Tan, Founder, JTResi

65 Club Street is home to Jerrytan Residential (JTResi), a boutique luxury property consultancy founded by real estate magnates Jerry Tan, Jason Tan and Eckardt Caius in October 2001. The three and a half storey conservation shophouse is where…

Upgrading from an HDB flat to a condo unit – steps to take

If you’re making the big step to upgrade from an HDB flat to a condo, it pays to know the finer details. Here’s what you’ll have to go through, depending on whether you sell-then-buy, or buy-then-sell: Key highlightsIf a condo…

A home owner's guide: feng shui basics

‘Feng shui’ (which literally translates to ‘wind’ and ‘water’), is a complex system of thoughts that teaches us how to position buildings in a harmonious relationship with their environment and how to balance energies in any given…