Conversations with: Seow Kek Wee, Head of Investment, Unicorn Financial Solutions

The world of financial planning and advisory can be an intimidating one to foray into. With much criticism on unethical practices by financial advisors here, we exercise extra caution for fear that we’ll fall prey to a bad apple.What makes…

UK Special: Trust me, I'm an estate agent...

If you have yet to buy your first overseas investment property, you may have heard of the horror stories from those who have. From blowing £185 to change a lightbulb (approx. S$394) to paying close to S$20,000 for a furnishing package on a…

A guide to Standard Chartered home loans in Singapore

There are various banks in Singapore offering customers different interest rate packages for its home loans, and it can be a confusing process for buyers when choosing a package. Where does Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) stand as compared to…

5 clauses you shouldn't miss when refinancing your mortgage

Refinancing your home loan: Here’s what you need to know Refinancing a loan can help you to save thousands on your mortgage payments, but that is not the case for all loans! Before diving into refinancing, there are a few important conditions…

What should you look out for in your home loan?

Buying a new property? Here’s what you need to look out for in your home loan A house is probably the first big ticket item purchase for every young Singaporean chasing the “BTO Dream”. However, having a roof over your head in a city…

Singapore Private Residential Market: Going Forward in 2018

Coming off a rather intriguing year where the private residential market seemed to pick up momentum at the end of 2017, this year is poised to be one that embraces the whole impact of the recovery phase. The aforesaid momentum gained last year…

Real Estate 101: Your guide to Decoupling

Decoupling – this term has always been perceived as a negative act in real estate terms, due to its association with divorces. However, this is not always the case. Decoupling is, in fact, one method of ensuring a cost effective manner of…

What should you look out for when buying a Building-Under-Construction (BUC) unit?

While properties that are still under construction may have more risks than a completed property, developers often incentivize buyers with per-square-foot discounts, absorption of stamp duties or other administrative costs.Besides the monetary…

3 amenities that can boost your property’s value

With the government offering a variety of housing grants to first-timer and second-timer applicants of Build-to-Order (BTO) as well as the availability resale flats, you may already be on the lookout for a flat to purchase. With that, a crucial…

A guide to UOB Home Loan Interest Rates in Singapore

There are many different banks in Singapore offering customers different interest rate packages for it home loans. Customers can be confused when faced with such variety when having to choose a home loan package. Where does United Overseas Bank…