Singapore Private Residential Property Market Analysis: CCR, OCR, RCR

In a previous article, we provided readers with a clear overview and understanding of where Singapore’s properties are located, and classified as in terms of prestige. As such, as promised in the aforesaid article, this article will conduct…

Collective sales in Singapore: Frequently asked questions

En bloc is a collective sales method that is unique to Singapore with private developers acquiring the whole development and/or adjoining properties under one single transaction. This is governed by the Land Titles (Strata) Act. The recent slew…

What and How much is Property Tax in Singapore?

It is December now and as a homeowner, you will receive the Singapore property tax bill very soon. How much do you know about the property tax you have been paying every year? On the other hand, if you are a prospective homeowner and will be…

A quick guide to Singapore’s regions and districts

It is understandable that at times, one might actually be unsure of the terms ‘OCR’, ‘RCR’, ‘CCR’ or even wonder what the district numbers (e.g. District 9, 10, 11) actually mean. These terms can be found everywhere, be it in newspaper…

Singapore Real Estate: 2017 in Review

The year of 2017 has presented itself as an interesting year for the Singapore real estate market; full of developments that have shaped a rather rapid recovery across various sectors. One of the most prominent developments can be said to…

Estate Planning 101: Understanding Insurance Trusts in Singapore

Although wills are one of the few important estate planning tools, it alone may not be sufficient in addressing your needs or in protecting your assets and wealth. As such, the use of trusts is sometimes considered by individuals, in addition…

Estate Planning 101: Setting up a property trust in Singapore

Are you considering purchasing a property for your child who does not have the legal capacity (i.e. below 21 years old) to own a property in his/ her own name? Are you having concerns about the succession of your assets? Or are you contemplating…

Prime Residential Properties: An Overview of Ultra Luxury Penthouses in Singapore

The concept of a penthouse apartment originated from The Roaring Twenties in the 1920s, when North America, Western Europe and other developed nations experienced strong economic growth and construction boom. This widespread affluence and increased…

Good Class Bungalows: A hot market (but what are they?)

Perhaps you might have heard of the term ‘GCBs’, but you merely brushed it off as just another type of property. However, you must know this - GCBs, or Good Class Bungalows, is the most prestigious segment of landed property in Singapore.…

The foreigner's guide to investing in Singapore properties

Singapore has just retained, for better or worse, its title of the World’s Most Expensive City for Expats for 4 consecutive years by the EIU (Economic Intelligence Unit) in 2017. However, the high costs can be said to be, in a way, justifiable.…