Your Opinion Needed: iProperty Asia Property Market Sentiment Survey H2 2016

Between December 2015 and January 2016, the iProperty group conducted the Asia Property Market Sentiment Survey (APMSS) across various countries including Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Singapore. Survey results were collated and subsequently…

UOB Suspends Financing Services for London Properties

The United Overseas Bank (UOB) is the first bank in Singapore to announce its suspension of loans programme for properties in London, due to the instability of the current market.This decision comes as no surprise as the United Kingdom…

Redbrick Event: Property Quotient - A Real Look At Real Estate

On the morning of 11th June, the Redbrick Team organised its first ever real estate summit, Property Quotient - A Real Look At Real Estate!Held at the DBS Auditorium at Marina Bay Financial Centre, our guests started streaming in as…

U.S. Fed Keeps Interest Rates Unchanged

On Wednesday, the federal reserve kept their rates unchanged once again. The decision reflects their ongoing concerns surrounding a stall in US employment and inflation, the possible Britain's Brexit and its potential impacts on the global…

URA unable to approve new eateries until illegal parking issue is alleviated

Based on traffic and parking conditions evaluated by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and Land Transport Authority (LTA), a new ban has been placed on various sought-after dining locations with effect from 30 May 2016. This comes…

Deposit-Pegged Mortgage Rates: An Overview

In recent years, there has been an increasing trend in banks coming up with their own deposit-pegged mortgage rates (DPMR). DBS was first in the DPMR playing field, introducing the 18-month Fixed-Deposit Home Rate (18M FHR) back in June…

MCST – What They Do, Why You Should Care & How To Spot A Good One

The Management Corporation Strata Title (MCST), otherwise known as the managing body for your condominium, manages private properties in Singapore.For new condominiums, the property developer has to find a condo management company within…

The Magic Ruler

Lu Ban Ruler (魯班尺)The Lu Ban ruler is synonymous with Fengshui or geomancy, which is the Chinese art of living in harmony with nature by harnessing Qi (energy). It is practised by arranging buildings or other sites auspiciously.Who…

The Currency War: Is It Better To Finance Malaysian Properties In SGD or MYR?

Singapore and Malaysia are two countries that offer property investors the advantages of border proximity, ease of transportation, and close economic ties. With Singapore still ranking as the world’s most expensive city to live in (EIU),…

Reading the Fine Print for Home Loans

These are the key criteria you have to take into consideration when choosing your home loan:Reference Rate This can be either a Fixed Rate, or floating rates pegged to Singapore Interbank Offer Rate (SIBOR), Swap Offer Rate (SOR)…