Property

Commercial vs. Residential Properties in Singapore (2013)
Commercial vs. Residential Properties in Singapore (2013)
Since the last quarter of 2012, the residential property market has taken a pounding. Seven rounds of cooling ...
13 May 2013
The Pros and Cons of Buying Property in Malaysia
The Pros and Cons of Buying Property in Malaysia
Singapore houses comes in two price ranges: Expensive, and too expensive. So when it comes to investment ...
11 March 2013
5 Key Factors to Look For When Buying Singapore Property
5 Key Factors to Look For When Buying Singapore Property
The humanity of property investors has an “off” switch, and it’s flicked during valuations. Tell them a ...
6 March 2013
5 Sneaky Property Agents’ Tactics to Watch For (in Singapore)
5 Sneaky Property Agents’ Tactics to Watch For (in Singapore)
So you think property agents are all cheats, do you? You think every last one is just out for your money. ...
21 February 2013
How Singapore’s 7th Round of Cooling Measures Affects You
How Singapore’s 7th Round of Cooling Measures Affects You
If you see property agents walking all bow-legged, hand them a Panadol: The poor guys just took a knee ...
14 January 2013
Prettify Your Home for Free: 5 DIY Renovations Anyone Can Do
Prettify Your Home for Free: 5 DIY Renovations Anyone Can Do
Contractors and architects make their job look like rocket science. But seriously, how hard can it be? ...
14 December 2012
60 Year Leasehold Homes: Are They Worth Buying?
60 Year Leasehold Homes: Are They Worth Buying?
It’s finally happened: The government has sold land on a 60 year lease, for the development of private ...
21 November 2012
5 Tips for Renting an Apartment in Singapore
5 Tips for Renting an Apartment in Singapore
Why do people keep e-mailing me about “a cheap place to rent” in Singapore? It almost doesn’t exist, okay? ...
5 October 2012
How to Spot En-Bloc Potential in Singapore
How to Spot En-Bloc Potential in Singapore
Are the pipes cracked and the paint peeling? Are the air vents choked with dead insects? Do the residents ...
18 September 2012
5 Essential Steps When Renting Out Your Singapore Property
5 Essential Steps When Renting Out Your Singapore Property
Renting out your property is great. Facing a disgruntled customs officer, as he explains which part of ...
17 September 2012
Are You Ready to Buy a House in Singapore? 5 Signs of Readiness
Are You Ready to Buy a House in Singapore? 5 Signs of Readiness
In the property market, it’s taboo to tell a buyer to wait. The industry advice is to buy as soon as you ...
6 August 2012
How to Negotiate When Buying Your Property
How to Negotiate When Buying Your Property
In every real estate negotiation, I’ve left  sellers with tears in their eyes. Mainly from laughter, when ...
2 August 2012
5 Renovation Mistakes That Can Cost You Money
5 Renovation Mistakes That Can Cost You Money
Every so often, you’ll meet a designer who’s convinced style and common sense don’t get along. That their ...
19 July 2012
How to Successfully Flip a House in Singapore
How to Successfully Flip a House in Singapore
Back in ’07, house flipping was the express train to Moneyville. Stock brokers were flipping houses. Pensioners ...
12 July 2012
3 Lessons From the Sky Habitat Sale
3 Lessons From the Sky Habitat Sale
Yeah, “Sky Habitat” is right; because that’s how far the buyers of this Bishan Condo have kicked off from ...
19 April 2012
3 Unusual Reasons to Get a Higher Property Valuation
3 Unusual Reasons to Get a Higher Property Valuation
When I say some property buyers sometimes want higher valuations, people look at me like I just claimed ...
14 February 2012
How to Get Good Tenants in Singapore
How to Get Good Tenants in Singapore
When it comes to finding good tenants, Singapore is a step up…from hell. If there was a training video ...
5 February 2012
How to Negotiate Your Rent in Singapore
How to Negotiate Your Rent in Singapore
Imagine smuggling 10 live cobras in a bodily orifice. Now take that level of difficulty, push it forward, ...
29 January 2012
Shoebox Apartments in Singapore: 5 Reasons Not to Buy
Shoebox Apartments in Singapore: 5 Reasons Not to Buy
The list of overrated things is pretty long in 2012. But up there with K-Pop and Donald Trump’s business ...
17 January 2012
Progressive Payment Scheme for Singapore Property
Progressive Payment Scheme for Singapore Property
It’s been four years since the progressive payment scheme became the norm. By now, property buyers have ...
13 October 2011