Starting the New Year right: The Redbrick Start-Of-Year Party

“A start of year party, because a year end party is just too passé.”That was the motto behind the Redbrick Start-Of-Year (SOY) Party. We invited our media, finance and real estate partners to our first ever SOY party on 6th January…

Conversations with: James Soh, Founder of online renovation portal Renopedia

A quick check on the Consumers Association of Singapore (CASE) webpage and you can easily find blacklisted companies from various industries on the "company alert list". The home improvement industry, where interior designers fall under, is…

The Ultimate Guide to Refinancing your home loan in Singapore

Among the 1000 things you need to do today, you wake up thinking about your refinancing.To the uninitiated, you may ask, what is refinancing of home loan and why do it ? Simple. The beautiful loan rate you got hitched to 3 years ago…

Buyer's stamp duty in Singapore: All You Need To Know about it

What are stamp duties? A stamp duty is a tax on documents related to the purchases and leases of properties (eg. Sales & Purchase Agreements, Tenancy Agreements etc). Stamp duties are paid to Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore aka IRAS…

Living in a Condo vs landed property in Singapore

Condo vs landed property Singapore Singapore is a wonderful place to live and work in. People from all over the world flock here to enjoy this busy and beautiful land of opportunities. And of course, everyone has to live somewhere.There…

The 7 Myths of Home Financing that prevents Singapore home owners from being richer

 You probably have some sort of reviews on your finances every so often. Of the numerous items that we look at, one of those closest to our hearts, and may often always be at the back of my minds as well, is our home sweet home,…

US Fed secures interest rate hike

After months of speculation, the US Federal Reserve has finally raised its benchmark interest rate by 0.25%, a collective vote which saw the key rate increase from 0.5% to 0.75%.While this hike was considered a conservative one, rates might…

HDB property taxes lowered for 2017

HDB flat owners, rejoice! According to the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS), your property tax next year will be lowered. Owners of all private property will either see a decrease as well, or no changes made to their taxes.Property…

HDB loan vs Bank loan : Comparison of similarities & differences

Real estate purchase is easily one of the biggest financial commitments we will undertake in our lifetime. We spend the next 20-30 years contributing a portion of our salary to the repayment of the amount.The good news is that you have…

SIBOR and SOR see increase after months of stagnancy

With Trump as President-Elect, there is a likelihood that his administration could encourage spending to fuel inflation, and an 80% chance that interest rates will hike in December.Closer to home, Singapore’s domestic interest rates…