Property

Buying a landed property in Singapore
How Two Teachers With Four Children Managed to Buy a Landed Property in Singapore
If we had to raise a child, we’d be able to afford a landed property in about 60 years. If we had to raise ...
18 July 2014
4 Ways to Get Your HDB Flat “Confiscated”
4 Ways to Get Your HDB Flat “Confiscated”
I’m amazed people try anything illegal in their HDB flats. I mean, it’s not exactly spacious:  a few inches ...
3 July 2014
Avoid getting your flat repossessed
3 Ways Those Two Singapore Airbnb Users Could Have Avoided Getting Their Flats Repossessed
For years, the Housing Development Board (HDB) has been telling you that you can’t rent out your flat to ...
19 June 2014
Lease a hotel room for profit
Here’s an Unlikely Property Investment Alternative That Involves Hotel Rooms (You Read That Right).
Is property investment dead in Singapore? Well, I wouldn’t really call it dead – more like paralyzed because ...
11 June 2014
What’s the Real Difference Between Buying Private Property In Singapore and Iskandar? We’ll Show You
What’s the Real Difference Between Buying Private Property In Singapore and Iskandar? We’ll Show You
Remember the days when buying property in Singapore used to be easy? Only a few years ago, it was possible ...
9 May 2014
Does Factoring the Price Per Square Foot (PSF) Really Matter When Buying Property?
Does Factoring the Price Per Square Foot (PSF) Really Matter When Buying Property?
When it comes to buying property, size always matters. After all, property isn’t exactly something you ...
13 March 2014
Renovate Your Home, Not Your Wallet: 5 Essential Tips!
Renovate Your Home, Not Your Wallet: 5 Essential Tips!
I’ve seen what happens to old houses and flats. It’s like that documentary, Life After People, with the ...
10 January 2014
How to Rent Out or Sell Haunted Property
How to Rent Out or Sell Haunted Property
So your last tenant left gibbering about shadows and voices, before they carted him to the asylum. And ...
1 November 2013
How Singapore’s Latest HDB Cooling Measures Affect You
How Singapore’s Latest HDB Cooling Measures Affect You
Affordable housing is a big ticket issue right now. And when our government tackles a problem, they do ...
29 August 2013
Malaysian Property: Is it a Better Investment? (2013)
Malaysian Property: Is it a Better Investment? (2013)
Due to cooling measures and restrictions, local property investors have begun searching for alternatives. ...
12 August 2013
Don’t Rent Out Your Flat Until You’ve Signed This
Don’t Rent Out Your Flat Until You’ve Signed This
A middle-aged, well-dressed westerner drops by to view your flat. He immediately strikes you as an intelligent, ...
1 August 2013
5 Basic Things You Need to Know About Buying Malaysian Property
5 Basic Things You Need to Know About Buying Malaysian Property
Singapore property’s an easy investment. If your orifices are big enough for all the diamonds and XTC pills ...
5 July 2013
MAS’ Latest Rules for Property Loans and How It Affects You
MAS’ Latest Rules for Property Loans and How It Affects You
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has just announced a new framework for all property loans granted ...
29 June 2013
Surviving SERS: What You Need to Know (Part 2)
Surviving SERS: What You Need to Know (Part 2)
In the first part of “Surviving SERS,” we looked into the compensation options available to those of you ...
6 June 2013
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
HDB Loses $1 Billion a Year, and Why You Shouldn’t Care
HDB Loses $1 Billion a Year, and Why You Shouldn’t Care
Some Singaporeans asked that land costs be excluded from HDB pricing. The answer to this was a stern no. ...
30 April 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
Home Loan Refinancing: Have MAS Rulings Confused Some Banks?
Home Loan Refinancing: Have MAS Rulings Confused Some Banks?
If you’ve just tried to refinance your home loan, you may be feeling confused. Different banks may have ...
31 October 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