Guide to property valuation: Income method

If you are an owner (or planning to be one) of an income-producing property, perhaps this article would be extremely useful for you. By income-producing property, we mean real estate assets that collect rental income on a monthly basis –…

Real estate crowdfunding: 3 things to know before you invest

What is crowdfunding? Crowdfunding offers a platform for start-ups and budding entrepreneurs to raise funds. Business ventures are, as the name suggests, funded by a crowd of people over the internet. A well-known example of a crowdfunding…

What exactly affects real estate prices?

The real estate market in Singapore has shown significant signs of recovery so far this year from a slump over the past years. Prices are on the rise, and market sentiments are extremely bullish currently, with many investors even deeming Singapore…

Guide to property valuation: Direct comparison approach

In this article, we will be presenting and providing a quick and easy method of property valuation called the Direct Comparison Approach. This can be said to be one of the easiest and convenient methods of valuation for a specific property.…

9 easy ways to increase the value of your house

Thinking of selling your property?  Trying to maximise the value of your home with minimal effort? We have the solutions for you; here are 9 quick tips that will bring in as much cash as possible: Tip 1: Consult an interior designer Call…

New property cooling measures announced: ABSD is raised, LTV tightened

In a joint press release by the Ministry of Finance (MOF), Ministry of National Development (MND) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), it has been announced today (5th July 2018) that the Additional Buyers Stamp Duty (ABSD) rates will…

7 qualities that make a good property agent in Singapore

There have been several cases of property agents going rogue over the years; perhaps you might know a victim of these scams. Even with the establishment of the Council for Estate Agencies (CEA), property swindles are unavoidable due to…

Should you decouple to buy another property? Here's what you should know about it

There are many definitions to decoupling. In plain English, the Cambridge dictionary defines it as “a situation in which two or more activities are separated, or do not develop in the same way”. Thus, investors use this term to describe…

8 reasons why you should invest in real estate

Thinking about investing in real estate? Well, we must say that real estate indeed is an amazing asset to invest in due to its many qualities. Rather than investing in paper or digital notes which you cannot feel, real estate’s physical qualities…

Dos and Don'ts: Living in strata-titled properties

For those living in apartments and condominiums, do you know what are your duties and responsibilities living in strata-titled properties? Have you heard of some of the by-laws on the use and enjoyment of common property as stipulated in the…