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Jurong Lake District – the Next Hotspot for Property Hunting?

By Property Soul (Guest Contributor) I have to admit that Prime Minister Lee HsienLoong’srecent 10th National Day Rally speech failed to get my attention the whole time. But the moment when I heard our PM say“I thought tonight I should show … Jurong Lake – at sunset”, my heart immediately skipped a beat. He devoted […]

Singapore Property Weekly Issue 175 now out

In this week’s issue: Jurong Lake District – the Next Hotspot for Property Hunting? The Jurong Lake District – A Jewel or the Next Punggol 21? Singapore Property News This Week Resale Property Transactions (September 10 – September 16) Happy reading! To wisdom and beyond, Singapore Property Weekly Issue 175

Singapore Property News This Week #174

Residential August sale of private homes hit a new low According to data from the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), the monthly sale of private residences has hit a new low this August. Developer’s residential sales have fallen by 15 per cent to 432 homes from July to August. However, including the sale of executive condominiums, […]

Why Cash-on-Cash Return is the New King of Real Estate Investing

By Gerald Tay (guest contributor) In the last article, we talked about capitalization rates (cap rate), which everyone abbreviates as Net Rental Yield. Using it can be a bit tricky, because the determinant of a property’s value is the result of a certain assumed net income stream. How can an investor reconcile these two things […]

Singapore Property Weekly Issue 174 now out

In this week’s issue: Why Cash-on-Cash Return is the New King of Real Estate Investing Singapore Property News This Week Resale Property Transactions (September 3 – September 9) Happy reading! To wisdom and beyond, Singapore Property Weekly Issue 174

Singapore Property News This Week #173

Residential Development charge rates for private residential land lowered The development charge rates for non-landed residential use fell by an average of 1.6 per cent from 25 August to 30 August. According to an analysis by JLL, this is the first time since March 2012, that there is a drop in the average development charge […]

Are Australian Properties Marketed Truthfully to Singapore Investors?

By Property Soul (Guest Contributor) A journalist from The Sydney Morning Herald contacted me in mid-June to find out more about the recent trend of Singaporeans snapping up Australian properties. The article, “Singaporean investors hungry for a piece of the Australian housing market“, was finally published in the paper on July 26, 2014. It is […]

Singapore Property Weekly Issue 173 now out

In this week’s issue: Are Australian Properties Marketed Truthfully to Singapore Investors? Singapore Property News This Week Resale Property Transactions (August 27 – September 2) Happy reading! To wisdom and beyond, Singapore Property Weekly Issue 173

Singapore Property News This Week #172

Residential More seniors eligible for Lease Buyback According to Minister for National Development Khaw Boon Wan, the government is looking into making the Lease Buyback scheme more flexible. Previously, 35 per cent of elderly HDB households benefit from the Lease Buyback scheme, but with recent revisions, an expected 75 per cent of elderly HDB households […]

Property Valuation: Common Misconceptions about Rental Yield

By Gerald Tay (guest contributor) Net Rental Yield (NRY) is a fundamental concept in the real estate industry. Yet, it is often misunderstood and sometimes incorrectly used. This post will take a deep dive into the concept of NRY, and also clear up some common misconceptions: Price versus Value Definition of Net Rental Yield (NRY) […]