Refinancing your Mortgage: A Mini Guide for Homeowners

Refinancing a mortgage is one of the most crucial decisions a homeowner can make. And unless you have been living under a rock, there are many reasons you should go for refinancing: there is an opportunity for obtaining a lower interest rate; a shorter term on the mortgage; the opportunity to turn home equity to…

Singapore Property – Top 5 News Stories This Week #12

Here’s issue #12 of the 5 most important Singapore property news stories for the past week (thanks to Propertyguru). 1. Private homes, EC sales slide 16% Sales of private homes slipped to 1,638 units in August, down 16 percent from a month earlier. Excluding executive condominiums (ECs), the total number of homes transacted in August…

Singapore Property – Top 5 News Stories This Week #11

Here’s issue #11 of the 5 most important Singapore property news stories for the past week (thanks to Propertyguru). 1. The Arc at Tampines seen as most successful EC project in recent times A Hoi Hup led-consortium sold 220 units at the Arc at Tampines executive condo (EC) project during balloting yesterday, at an average…

Singapore Property – Top 5 News Stories This Week #10

Here’s issue #10 of the 5 most important Singapore property news stories for the past week (thanks to Propertyguru). 1. HDB releases 2 EC sites for sale The Housing & Development Board (HDB) has launched two executive condominium (EC) residential sites at Pasir Ris Drive 3 / Pasir Ris Rise and Yishun Avenue 7 /…

Singapore Property – Top 5 News Stories This Week #9

Here’s issue #9 of the 5 most important Singapore property news stories for the past week (thanks to Propertyguru). 1. Geylang Serai redevelopment plan unveiled The Ministry of National Development (MND) yesterday revealed its detailed plans for the redevelopment of Geylang Serai. 2. Housing, employment are pressing issues amongst most S’poreans Housing and employment are…

Singapore Property – Top 5 News Stories This Week #8

Here’s issue #8 of the 5 most important Singapore property news stories for the past week (thanks to Propertyguru). 1. COV is here to stay, says Khaw National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan has clearly stated that he cannot abolish the cash premiums that HDB resale flat buyers must pay to sellers.   2. Home…

Singapore Property – Top 5 News Stories This Week #7

Here’s issue #7 of the 5 most important Singapore property news stories for the past week (thanks to Propertyguru). 1. DBSS land sales suspended, under review The government has suspended future land sales under the Design, Build and Sell Scheme (DBSS), pending its review, according to National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan. Read more 2….

Residential properties: Why are investors still buying?

By Ku Swee Yong (guest contributor) Despite round after round of cooling measures in 2010 and 2011, many investors remain eager to park their funds in residential properties. The tightening measures have merely relegated a fraction of the investors to the sidelines and, while they watch the market closely, others continue to invest. Why are investors…

Where Will the Singapore Property Market Go in the Next Few Months?

By Getty Goh (guest contributor) Roman Abramovich, a Russian billionaire and the 53rd richest person according to 2011 Forbes list, said: “investors have very short memories”.  In today’s bullish climate it is hard to imagine that just about two years ago, there were genuine fears of a global financial meltdown.  These days we are no longer…