Management Corporations: How do they regulate control in condominiums, and is it sufficient?

For condominium owners (or prospective owners), it is important to understand that their properties are always regulated by a Management Corporation (MC) whose role is to regulate the control, use and enjoyment of the common property in a strata…

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs): What are they and how you can find the best REITs in Singapore

Want to expand your portfolio and invest in other asset classes such as the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)? By investing in a variety of asset classes, a diversified portfolio not only helps you to reduce risk and volatility, but also…

Cash Over Valuation – Does it still affect you?

Are you looking to sell your HDB flat in the resale market? You may be preparing to welcome a new member to your family, or may have finally saved enough to upgrade to that dream home you always wanted.On the other hand, you may have spotted…

4 factors that will affect your flat’s resale value

Despite the decline in Housing Development Board (HDB) resale prices in Q1 2018, the volume of flats sold is said to have increased according to a recent report by The Straits Times. It can be inferred that more HDB flat owners are opting to…

2018 Q3 Review: Aftermath of the new property cooling measures – What’s next?

Earlier in July, the heavy hand of the government came down upon the unsuspecting property market. A new set of property cooling measures were announced and was slated to come into effect the next day. This triggered a buying frenzy that very…

9 platforms you can search for real estate-related secondary data

Many a time, home purchasers face the choice between buying Property X, Property Y, or even Property Z.  Being able to obtain the most updated information from reliable platform(s) and make an educated, well-informed decision is paramount to…

6 uniquely designed residential projects in Singapore besides Reflections at Keppel Bay and The Interlace

Often named as the most unique condo in Singapore, Reflections at Keppel Bay was designed by Daniel Libeskind, an American-Polish architect. While his portfolio includes the Jewish Museum Berlin, Imperial War Museum, North Contemporary Jewish…

Is your property agent any good?

We have all heard horror stories of property agents (such as the story of the agent who embezzled $830k from his overly trusting client), each with varying degrees of awfulness. We have also heard of good experiences with property agents,…

Preparations to make when your property is going en bloc

It has finally come true – your housing estate has been pin-pointed as “The-One” by a developer, who is going to take it out of your hands in return for a handsome sum of money. It may be your golden ticket to that dream home you have…

How much must you earn to afford a property in Singapore?

Currently, 9 out of 10 residents already own their homes and the trend is anticipated to continue. However, buying a home is never easy – especially when Singapore is one of the places in the world with exorbitant property prices. The…