REITs: What are they, and how do they differ from Property Stocks?

What are REITs? Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are companies that own and operate a portfolio of income-producing real estate. In 2002, the first REIT CapitaLand Mall Trust was listed on the Singapore stock market. It remained the only…

Is my property an asset or a liability?

“The poor and the middle-class work for money. The rich have money work for them.” – Robert T. Kiyosaki, Rich Dad, Poor Dad Robert T. Kiyosaki, in his book Rich Dad, Poor Dad, emphasized the importance of owning more assets than liabilities,…

Freehold VS Leasehold Properties: An analysis

There have been many discussions out there about whether leasehold or freehold is a better option. However, is the lease of the property enough to determine whether or not it is a good property?To a certain extent, the lease status does…

The Rise of Mixed-Use Developments In Singapore

The concept of mixed-use developments is not new to many and this is a trend that the government is moving towards to better utilise our land use. This is evident from the CBD Incentive Scheme that was being announced at the Urban Redevelopment…

What is the best home loan in Singapore in 2019 ?

Updated 18 October 2019When it comes to buying your home, it goes without saying that we want to (and should) rack in as much savings as humanly possible and get the best home loan in Singapore. We are talking about something that takes…

Does my property have en bloc potential?

During the en bloc craze some 18-24 months ago, many of the beneficiaries became overnight millionaires. A millionaire, overnight. I doubt there is any other phrase as sexy. As such, many of the rest of us will be wondering if we too can join…

Tampines VS Punggol, Battle of the September 2019 BTO Launch

With the shift of the August BTO launch to September 2019, the government announced a series of changes, including the introduction of the Enhanced CPF Housing Grant (EHG), which replaces the Additional CPF Housing Grant (AHG) and Special CPF…

National Day Rally 2019: Future Development Plans for Singapore

In this year’s National Day Rally, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong highlighted a few plans that are close to the heart of every Singaporean, such as education and retirement age. With environmental concerns gaining worldwide attention, some…

Predicting the property market's performance with economic indicators

Wouldn’t it be great if you could predict future real estate prices? Or if you managed to sell your assets right before a stock market crash?Truth be told, a market crash does not happen overnight. It is actually a build-up of many factors,…

Government cuts back supply of private homes, as per GLS Programme 2H2019 release

The Singapore government announced a reduction in the supply of private residential houses under the Government Land Sales (GLS) Programme. This comes after there was a dip in demand for private residential properties following the cooling measures…