9 easy ways to increase the value of your house

Thinking of selling your property?  Trying to maximise the value of your home with minimal effort? We have the solutions for you; here are 9 quick tips that will bring in as much cash as possible: Tip 1: Consult an interior designer Call…

New property cooling measures announced: ABSD is raised, LTV tightened

In a joint press release by the Ministry of Finance (MOF), Ministry of National Development (MND) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), it has been announced today (5th July 2018) that the Additional Buyers Stamp Duty (ABSD) rates will…

7 qualities that make a good property agent in Singapore

There have been several cases of property agents going rogue over the years; perhaps you might know a victim of these scams. Even with the establishment of the Council for Estate Agencies (CEA), property swindles are unavoidable due to…

Should you decouple to buy another property? Here's what you should know about it

There are many definitions to decoupling. In plain English, the Cambridge dictionary defines it as “a situation in which two or more activities are separated, or do not develop in the same way”. Thus, investors use this term to describe…

8 reasons why you should invest in real estate

Thinking about investing in real estate? Well, we must say that real estate indeed is an amazing asset to invest in due to its many qualities. Rather than investing in paper or digital notes which you cannot feel, real estate’s physical qualities…

Dos and Don'ts: Living in strata-titled properties

For those living in apartments and condominiums, do you know what are your duties and responsibilities living in strata-titled properties? Have you heard of some of the by-laws on the use and enjoyment of common property as stipulated in the…

Investing in a UK property: What's your strategy?

International investments of residential properties are undoubtedly becoming more popular. More often to collect extra rental income or capital appreciation rather than occupying the property, there is an increasing number of Singaporeans who…

Why the craze over en bloc sales?

If you were to flip through any newspaper, or to scroll through any newsfeed on your devices, there is a high chance of you coming across some kind of news about en-bloc sales in Singapore.With all the en-bloc craze and your friends going…

20 housing types in Singapore — Do you know them all? (Part II)

This is the continuation of a two-part series. If you have not read the Part I of this series, which we talked about Singapore’s public and hybrid housing types such as HDB flats, ECs, DBSS flats and HUDC flats, you can find out more about…

20 housing types in Singapore — Do you know them all? (Part I)

Ever wondered what are the types of properties available in Singapore? Despite the fact that over 80% of Singapore’s resident population live in public housing aka the HDB flats, there is still a great diversity of housing types available…