11 Factors to Consider Before Buying an Executive Condo in Singapore

According to data from the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), the number of Executive Condominium units sold by developers went up from 492 in March 2016, to 572 in March 2017, indicating a 16.2% increase. The demand for private housing, especially…

Investing in Singapore REITs? Here’s What You Should Know

Singaporeans prefer purchasing properties as investments. Just take a look at the real estate market, and you'll see all those new condo units sell like crazy.However, you don't have to buy physical properties to invest in real estate,…

Should you rent or buy a property in Singapore?

A real estate purchase is a huge financial commitment, and is probably the biggest purchase many of us will make in one lifetime. This is especially so in Singapore where homes do not come cheap; it’s one of the main reasons why most of us…

All you need to know about TDSR

How did TDSR come about in Singapore ? Imagine sitting on a table in a casino and there is a probability of more than a 50% chance of earning almost double of your bet. Wouldn’t it be a good bet? In the long run, chances are you will make…

US Federal Reserve increases interest rate, first time in 2017

Interest rate goes up as predicted On Wednesday, 15 March 2017, the US Federal Reserve increased its benchmark interest rate by 0.25%. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) was one vote short of a unanimous vote at 9-1, with Neel Kashkari,…

Changes made to SSD & TDSR framework with effect from 11 March 2017

In the latest announcement jointly made by the Ministry of Finance (MOF), Ministry of National Development (MND) and Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the Government has made adjustments with regard to the Seller’s Stamp Duty (SSD) and…

Property Quotient 3 - A Real Look At Real Estate

Redbrick's proprietary event, Property Quotient, had its first instalment for the year on Saturday, 25 February.In case you aren't familiar with the concept, Property Quotient is a series of real estate seminars catered to both home owners…

Conversations with: Bernard Tong, Managing Director of The Edge Property Singapore

When you first meet Bernard Tong, it may be hard to believe that prior to joining the company, the Managing Director of The Edge Property Singapore had zero experience in the real estate industry.The Edge Singapore, which runs its publications…

Conversations with: Jacelyn Phang, Business Development Manager, Yuan Zhong Siu

You may have heard of Grand Master Hillary Phang, or perhaps walked past the Yuan Zhong Siu outlets in various parts of Singapore including Chinatown, Jurong and Serangoon. Yuan Zhong Siu is owned and managed by the New Trend Lifestyle Group,…

Conversations with: Deborah Wee, Co-Founder of e-commerce furniture store HipVan

“If you pay peanuts, you’ll get monkeys.” We’ve all heard this phrase before, and some of us might even be inclined to believe it, given the many anecdotes that get tossed about. But what if we told you that that needn’t be the case?…