Light at the end of the tunnel: What a successful COVID-19 vaccine would mean for the real estate market

Countries around the world race to lay hold of a vaccine for the ravaging pandemic that has taken the lives of 1.34 million people at the time of writing, equivalent to nearly one-fifth of Singapore’s population. To date, several promising…

Are New Condominium Launches a better investment option?

“Confirm will appreciate one (sic)” and “Buy Condo from developer confirm make money (sic)” are what on-site property agents or that busybody relative of yours would claim when hard selling the idea to you of purchasing a brand new…

A celebrated win for many around the world, but will the world ever return from an era of Trumpism?

Winning 306 electoral votes, Joe Biden took the US elections by storm to become the President-Elect of 2020. For most, it is a much-celebrated win after 4 grueling years under the Trump administration which saw radical and major political shifts…

Battle of the BTOs: November 2020 Launch (Part 2)

This week on Battle of the BTOs, we will be examining the upcoming November BTO launches in the mature estates. We have previously covered the launches in the non-mature estates, namely Sembawang and Tengah, in last week’s article. For those…

Battle of the BTOs: November 2020 Launch (Part 1)

The demand for BTOs in 2020 has been fierce, to say the least, with the August BTO launches being oversubscribed within a day of a one-week launch period. The potential delays for the completion of BTO launches due to Covid-19, as announced…

SIBOR Rates Plunge: What Does This Mean for Mortgage Loans?

Back in June 2020, the US Federal Reserve (Fed) announced that Fed interest rates will drop to ‘near zero’ and maintain that level until at least the end of 2022. The main reason for holding Fed interest rates near zero (0-0.25%) is to…

Is Singapore’s real estate really pandemic proof?

Since April 2020, it was common of headlines featuring published data of home sales transactions increasing despite the ‘lockdown’ period where all physical viewings were not allowed. This trend was happening for both the private and public…

Asian property magnet: What makes Singapore look so attractive as a hub for property investments?

A bird’s eye view of Singapore might just resemble a snapshot of our distant Asian neighbor, Hong Kong. Both characterized by high-rise metallic-bodied office towers and high-density living, Singapore and Hong Kong stand on the leaderboard…

A time of political polarization beyond our borders and how it impacts on our land

The first Presidential Electoral Debates took off to a bad start in the last week of September, starring incumbent President of the United States (POTUS) Trump and political rival, Joe Biden. With both setting their sights on winning the election…

An abrupt freeze to a long-standing procedure: URA halts re-issue of Option to Purchase

URA shocked the private property market with its recent news of halting the re-issuing of Option-to-Purchase (OTP). This comes amidst a weakened economy and rising unemployment rates due to the rippling effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. OTPs…