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…

Sometimes selling your home does more harm than good, and here's why

With COVID-19 and its tremors felt in the job market, some may consider selling their homes and trade it for a budget-friendlier option in the effort to cut lean in light of rainier days ahead. While that may be a frugal and wise choice for…

What makes real estate a worthy investment?

“Land is a man’s treasure”. For generations, land has always been regarded as a prized commodity, given its scarcity and possible benefits such as agriculture or for human activities. In certain communities around the world, land parcels…

How will technology reshape the real estate sector in the new normal?

If there is one thing that the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us, it is that technology can truly reshape the way we work, live and play. With workers and families forced to make the best out of the situation while hunkering down in their respective…

Reflecting on the past 140 days, Reshaping a new normal: COVID-19

As Singapore sets her sights on the careful reopening of her economy today, it is a good time to look back at how Singapore has braved the last 140 days, and even reflect on what could the future be. Since the first detected case of COVID-19…

Food for thought: Will my children be able to afford housing with current rates of inflation?

“Last time, our fishball noodles were 10 cents only!”. Most of our young readers here would know these phrases well, with parents and grandparents repeatedly displaying their awe and shock at just how much prices have risen across their…

A place to call home: How small is too small?

Land scarcity has been a long-standing issue for Singapore. And why should you care? Well, with the race against limited usable land space, its citizens would eventually feel the pressure. Labelled as one of the world’s densest nations, Singapore…

At the end of the road: What happens to your 99-year leasehold HDB?

Singapore has claimed the title as one of the world’s best model of public housing provision. As of 2019, a whopping 80% of Singapore’s total population resides in public homes, including those living under rental schemes. One of the main…