Updated Policy On The Use of CPF and HDB Loans

The government rolled out new rules regarding the use of the Central Provident Fund (CPF) and housing loan with effect from 10th May 2019. This provides property buyers with greater flexibility, without compromising the duration of their lease…

URA Draft Master Plan 2019 - What does it mean for you?

A conversion of office spaces to residential and hotel spaces in the CBD, an increase in the amount of green spaces, improved connectivity in the city and an enhanced focus on the Arts - these are some of the many changes that the URA Draft…

How To Finance A Rental Property In Singapore

A simple way to generate a stable source of income is to invest in rental properties. However, pros and cons are unavoidable. Hence, this article provides you with six great tips for you to ensure it goes as smoothly as possible...The…

Here's how you find out the real potential of your property

Do you know the real potential of your property? Generally, every real estate owner or prospective buyer only has their personal (or even perceived) interests at heart. What this means is that one decides to buy a property because he/she fancies…

Understanding The Basics Of Property Inheritance

There are certain conditions to inheriting a property. For instance, the inheritance must be under the terms of a will by the deceased or in cases where there is no will, it has to be by the possession of the Interstate Succession Act.To…

The 5C’s of Housing that All Singaporeans Should Know

Growing up, we’ve all heard about the five Cs. Singaporeans are obsessed with getting cash, car, credit card, condominium and country club membership. But are we familiar with the five Cs of Housing? 1. Capital Buying a house requires money.…

Orchard Road: At an all time low

Known as Singapore’s premier shopping belt since the 1960s after the area was zoned for retail, Orchard Road is no stranger to the retail scene. However, Singapore’s once-famed shoppers’ paradise is slowly losing its significance. This…

An update on fixed deposit-pegged home loans: Rising rates

A home loan package with its interest rate pegged to a bank’s Fixed Deposit (FD) rates was widely popular among homeowners during its initial inception. FD rates were first pioneered by DBS, and her peers came up with their own versions soon…

Brief Review of Mortgage Rates in 2018 and 2019 and a Revisit for SIBOR?

General Trends in 2018 Looking back at the trend of mortgages in 2018, we would have noticed that people are all big about fixed rates and many of you would have to ask why?The reason is simple, fixed rates were at a 1.55%, 2-years fixed…

Consider These 4 Factors Before Deciding On An HDB Loan Or Bank Loan

Deciding between taking up a HDB loan or a bank loan is no different from an expensive game of preferences: besides just choosing which is the cheaper option, there are other considerations that you might want to look into as well. Here are…