Saving for your first downpayment

This is a guest post from Alvin, who is the author of BigFatPurse.com! Visit his site for more enriching investment ideas that may fatten your purse! The recent rise in the property market has added worry to those who has yet to own a home. To many people, especially the young families, will find it […]

Singapore skyline

This the fourth and final post in our series to help the absolute beginner understand the Singapore property market. Our first post was about the different public and private housing types, the second was about districts and planning areas in Singapore, and the third looked at the major players in the property market and how […]

Singapore Property Beginner’s Guide Part 3: Major Players in the Real Estate Market

Following our first post about public and private housing types and second about districts and planning areas in Singapore, this post is the third in our series to help the absolute beginner understand the Singapore property market. We’ll be discussing who the major players in the property market are and how they drive the functioning […]

Singapore district map

Following our first post about public and private housing types, this post is the second in our series to help the absolute beginner understand the Singapore property market. We’ll be discussing the different districts and planning areas. You often hear about districts 9, 10 and 11 being the “hot” areas, but what exactly do they […]

HDB blocks

This is the first post in a series to help the absolute beginner understand the Singapore residential property market. Most people would be familiar with the content of these posts, but we believe even the old hands would learn a thing or two 🙂 What are the different of housing options available in Singapore? We […]

HDB blocks (Image courtesy of the Singapore Tourism Board)

(Image courtesy of Singapore Tourism Board) Most young families in Singapore buy an HDB flat as their first property as it is more affordable versus private housing, and government subsidies are available for their purchase and financing. More than 80% of Singaporeans live in HDB flats, and more than 90% of them own the home […]

How to Choose Your Mortgage

October 14, 2010

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Choosing a mortgage can be confusing. There are so many options to think about: fixed or floating interest rates, loan term, lock-in periods, subsidies, penalties and other special features. There isn’t one “best” mortgage out there – it all depends on your needs and preferences. Here are the main options you need to consider when […]

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Home ownership is a big deal for Singaporeans. The most critical part of the 5 Cs in the Singapore Dream is the one that stands for Condo (the other four being Cash, Car, Credit Card and Career). Thus buying a home is often an emotional decision rather than a rational one, sometimes with financially distressing […]

Costa Rhu condominium in Singapore

Buying a home is the biggest purchase most of us will make in our lives. Yet many people rush to buy a property with less preparation than they would planning a holiday. This can have financially disastrous consequences, especially in light of the measures announced by the government on August 30th 2010, which have created […]