Unbiased New Launch Review – The Verandah Residences

By KK Tong (guest contributor) Most new property launches in Singapore today are leasehold projects. There are not many developments which are freehold, so when Oxley Holdings launched The Verandah Residences in early April 2018, it was not surprising that 129 units out of the 170-unit freehold project were sold on the first weekend. The […]

The 3 Best Kept “Secrets” in the Singapore Property Market

By Property Soul (guest contributor) Have you come across a hidden gem in the property market shared by someone from the industry? Did anyone tell you that he knows the best kept secret about a high return investment project? When was the last time somebody said he has insider news and told you to buy […]

Condos in Jurong East – Singapore’s Second CBD

By KK Tong (guest contributor) Jurong East is an estate located in the West of Singapore with a population of 84,980 as at 2015. Originally, it was where the Singapore station for the High Speed Rail (HSR) project was to be located. Unfortunately, the project has been scrapped by the Malaysian government. Nevertheless, the estate […]

New Singapore Property Cooling Measures – The Show Has Just Begun

By Property Soul (guest contributor) What a roller-coaster last week for Singapore’s real estate market. It was a surprisingly well-coordinated good show put up by the Singapore government, complemented by the parts played by different stakeholders in the industry, with an unexpected ending of the cooling measures announcement. Here’s a day-by-day account of this show: […]

Singapore Property Game – The Winner Takes It All

By Property Soul (guest contributor) I used to see property investment as a means to achieve financial freedom. That was also the drive to build my first property portfolio in the 2000s. Sixteen years later, my knowledge of the subject has increased more than tenfold. Now I finally understand that property investment is nothing more […]

Making $1.7 Million in An En Bloc – Was it Location, Location, Location? [Reader Letter]

We received the following reader letter in response to last week’s article Scrapping the HSR – How a Past FOMO Becomes Today’s Regret. In it our regular reader K shares her experiences on property investment and her “secret” for making $1.7 million in a recent en bloc. We love to hear from you if you […]

Scrapping the HSR – How a Past FOMO Becomes Today’s Regret

By Property Soul (guest contributor) The most shocking news in recent weeks was the sudden announcement of Malaysia to terminate the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project. When Dr Mahathir declared that “Malaysia’s decision to scrap the HSR project is final”, his words immediately shattered the dreams of developers and home buyers who place […]

Top 10 Must-Know Home Loan Terms and Conditions

By Eugene Huang (guest contributor) Image Credit: Siri Hardeland Home loan terms and conditions can be very confusing, with lots of jargon that is difficult to understand. In this article we will go through some of the key terms that you’ll see, and help you to decode it so you know what you’re getting into when you […]

Property Prices to Double by 2030? 4 Questions on DBS Bank’s Property Report

By Property Soul (guest contributor) I read with bewilderment an article published on 16 May 2018 in Today titled “New private homes to cost up to S$2,900 psf on average by 2030: DBSreport”. The five projections made by two DBS property analysts on Singapore’s property projections in 2030 caught my attention: Singapore’s population to hit 6.3 million […]

Unbiased New Launch Review – Parc Botannia

By KK Tong (guest contributor) 230 units were sold at Parc Botannia in Sengkang at an average selling price of $1,270 psf during the launch weekend in November 2017. As at mid-March 2018, a total of 341 units have been sold.The touted selling point of this 735-unit project was that of having potential rental from […]