Budget 2018: Increase in Buyer's Stamp Duty

BREAKING: With effect from 20 Feb 2018, Buyer's Stamp Duty on residential properties more than $1 million will be increased from 3% to 4%.The BSD rate today ranges from 1% to 3%, and the new rate of 4% will be applicable to the portion of…

Dual-key units: An alternative method to owning a second property

While every Singaporean talks and dreams about owning multiple properties across the sunny island, and then retiring comfortably on the stable stream of rental income - how many actually achieve it?And why is it tough for those who are struggling…

Is now the best time to rent office spaces?

Coming off an interesting 2017 where rental prices were gradually declining in the Singapore commercial office market, the market is presenting itself as an excellent time for rental opportunity. As of Q2 2017, the market has deemed to bottom…

Private Properties in Singapore: What you need to know

Private properties make up approximately 26.7% of Singapore’s residential market. These are privately owned properties that may be landed or non-landed properties. More details on landed properties can be found here.In this article, we…

Conversations with: Kazumasa Tomita, CEO & Founder, ZUU Online

As a student, Kazumasa Tomita never ever envisioned himself working in the finance industry, much less pursuing it as his lifelong career.Perhaps, he simply did not have the time to think about it. While pursuing a degree in Economics,…

What are Singapore's latest property cooling measures?

Since 2009, you may have heard countless times about Singapore adopting several ‘property cooling measures’. Have you ever wondered what the hype is with cooling measures, and why are so many people concerned about them? Let’s face it,…

5 Singapore condominiums with stunning swimming pools as beautiful as your favourite resorts

As with all products, condominiums too – especially upmarket, rather than mass-market ones – require innovative or additional features to differentiate themselves and stand out from neighbouring developments in the face of stiff competition.…

Quick Guide: First-time home buyers of BTO HDB flats

Are you interested in buying a BTO flat, but not sure how to go about doing it? Is this your first time attempting to apply for it? Fret not! We have summarized and created a quick guide for you; ranging from a step-by-step of the procedure…

Troubling retail market – A silver lining for tenants?

Singapore’s retail property market has faced a challenging climate over the past 2 years. In general, the retail scene has faced constant challenges by the rising popularity of e-commerce,where consumers and shoppers can simply make purchases…

Landed properties in Singapore: What you need to know

According to the law, landed properties are properties that are attached directly to the land that you purchase. These properties may have differing tenures and rules that govern them from the non-landed counterparts in the private sector…