Unique HDB Houses

With most of the Singapore population living in HDB flats, it will be interesting to know the different types of flats around are not just your usual Build to Orders (BTOs). Additionally, if you are hunting for a roof over your head, these…

Public Housing Gem: 3Gen flats

In 2013, the Housing Development Board (HDB) of Singapore introduced a new type of flat called 3-generation (3Gen) flats. These flats, though launched 7 years ago, still remain a mystery to some people.  The aim of launching these flats…

Johor Bahru-Singapore Rail Transit System: Stronger ties with our neighbours

Post Circuit-Breaker, Singapore was quick to reopen discussions for the Johor Bahru-Singapore cross-border Rapid Transit System (RTS), which will link Woodlands and Johor Bahru. Discussions regarding the RTS have faced multiple delays and postponements;…

COVID-19: The future of commercial spaces hangs in the balance

As many of us move into our 5th month of working primarily from home, some of us may be wondering: is this the beginning of the end of the commercial real estate industry? This does not come as a surprise to many, with remote working and telecommuting…

Save today, spend more tomorrow: Things to note when buying a home with a short remaining lease

Making headlines recently, a 4-room HDB flat in Tiong Bahru with a short 51-year lease remaining was sold for a whopping $1.1 million, jumping on a bandwagon of HDBs crossing the million-dollar price point. However, cases as such surface only…

Life after death: What happens to your property upon death?

For many, property assets are often passed on as gifts from parent to child upon their death, expressly written and documented in the form of a will. The will serves as an official documentation and proof of entitlement to the property. However,…

COVID-19: Resilience in the eye of a storm

Currently, with over 150 vaccines being aggressively tested all around the world, countries are caught up in a heated race to put a stop to the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic that has led to massive business windups, long lines of workers at the…

Which projects should you look out for in Singapore’s largest BTO launch this August? (Part 2)

With BTO applications just right around the corner, we bring to you the second part of the August BTO project launch overview. In our previous article, we took a closer look at 2 main projects to be launched in the non-mature estates, namely…

Which projects should you look out for in Singapore’s largest BTO launch this August? (Part 1)

Due to implemented Circuit Breaker measures between April and June amidst the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic, Built-To-Order (BTO) launches for May 2020 were postponed and merged with sale launches in August. With August around the corner, HDB will…

A shift in the banking world: Introducing SORA, the Singapore Overnight Rate Average

Until most recently, SOR and SIBOR rates were traditionally used to price mortgage loan rates here in Singapore. However, it was announced back in Aug 2019 that the Singapore Overnight Rate Average (SORA) will be the new benchmark SGD interest…