How to pet-proof your home

Pet ownership in Singapore has steadily increased over the past years. A Business Times article states that Singapore’s pet dogs and cats have grown about 19% in 5 years, reaching 196,000 in 2019. The covid-19 pandemic also sees more house…

8 Ways to Spot a Lousy Mortgage Broker

Moving into a new home is one of the most transformative stages in many of our lives. It is the manifestation of countless sacrifices, multiple viewings, negotiations, discussions with family members and a step forward in our journey. You have…

Why is there such strong demand for BTO flats in Telok Blangah and Tengah?

“Do you want to…BTO?” The surreal rite of passage for most Singaporeans. To some, just a casual journey to Toa Payoh might seem like an ordinary day with your partner. Suddenly, there you stand with your key in your hand, unsure of…

HDB Resale Levy: Hoping to strike it rich after MOP? Not so fast.

One of the main driving forces behind year-on-year strong demand for each Built-to-Order (BTO) launch is the possibility of ‘making’ money after the sale of the flat following the Minimum Occupancy Period (MOP) which spans 5 years. Those…

Redbrick conversation with Dads for Life

This week’s iteration of “Redbrick conversations with” covers Bryan Tan, the CEO for Dads for Life and the Centre for Fathering. He shares with us how he balances work life with fatherhood, and how fatherhood and parenthood shift perspectives…

Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) – Stay home and make your home senior-friendly

Over the past few weeks, several clusters of infections have emerged along with a pattern of local unlinked community cases. Therefore, the Multi-Ministry Taskforce has announced additional measures and restrictions under Phase 2 (Heightened…

Dirty little secrets that developers have up their sleeves

Just like you would dress up for a first date to impress, private developers are no different. Showflats form the first impression for any prospective buyer, and developers put in a great deal of effort to glam it up, from neatly arranged wine…

Redbrick conversation with Financial$cents

As the famous saying goes, “the road to success is never easy”. It is usually fraught with setbacks and curveballs that no one can truly prepare for. However, our response will determine whether success is still on the cards.When it comes…

Fenceless Condominiums: Is it really a good idea?

Currently therein lies the rise of a certain new concept in terms of residential developments - fenceless condominiums. This is a relatively new design scheme which aims to incorporate the idea of urban connectivity and shared economies to…

An eye for opportunity: How to spot potential en-bloc properties?

An e-bloc is every private property owner’s dream come true. For those who are unfamiliar with the local real estate scene, en-bloc is otherwise known as a collective sale of an entire stack of properties together and applies only to private…